Hooray for another movie review episode! This past November the Margos covered“Murder on the Orient Express”and we were asked online why we did not cover theKenneth Branagh-directed film in that particular show. Well, the answer is simple, we only talk about books and movies that are easy to get and watch. Not everyone lives near a movie theater and going out for that can be far too time-consuming and expensive for some.
In this ep we review the 2017 reboot and give our thoughts and feelings about it. So between the book and several movies–which did the Margos like better? Check out the link below to find out.
In this episode the Margos discuss:
The gorgeous look of the film
The updates made to reflect more modern values
Branagh’s interpretation of the part Hercule Poirot (including that mustache!)
The multiracial casting choices
How this film tackles the denouement of the story
Whether or not we will come back for the follow-up movie by Branagh
Murder on the Orient Express trailer
Outro MusicNever ForgetbyMichelle Pfeiffer (Written by Patrick Doyle and Kenneth Branagh)
The Margos take on the wildest adaptation of the show’s history with the sublime Frankenstein compared to the frankly ridiculous Kenneth Branagh 1994 film.
The Margos get very gothic and silly sometimes trying to wrap their heads aroundMary Shelley’svenerated classic novelwithHenry VdirectorKenneth Branagh’swildly acted and directed film. How crazy is this adaptation? How about a dance sequence between a zombieHelena Bonham CarterandRobert De Niroas “the monster?”
This film is completely cray-cray but the backstory of Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley is one of the greatest tales of 19th Century literature and we definitely dive into her fascinating life story. Plus, all of the machinations that led to the publishing of her book in 1818 and the revisions in the 1831 version.
Also, in this episode we discuss:
Fan theories about whether or not this is a feminist novel and writerSady Doyle’sincredible fan theoryabout who the creature is based on!