Director: Kenneth Branagh
I have not read any Agatha Christie, which seems like a really stupid blind spot for me to have, but here we are. I have also not watched Poirot mysteries on PBS and I haven't watched the older versions of these same stories. I assumed I'd get to them, and I haven't. Life is short and I mostly waste it. I did watch the prior movie starring director/ star/ producer Kenneth Branagh, Murder on the Orient Express, and I thought, as a movie, it was pretty solid. Nothing to win awards, but accomplished what it wanted to do.
But as I have COVID and I was trying to figure out how well my brain was working, seeing if I could follow a Poirot mystery seemed like a good idea. And the answer is - I could follow it!
I 10,000% suspect that this movie is just the bare bones of the original novel, which I am not looking up to check, as I should read the book at some point and I don't want to ruin it.
This one had a few things going against it.