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Death on the Nile film review

Updated: Dec 27, 2022

Hercule Poirot's Egyptian vacation aboard the picturesque River Nile suddenly turns into a terrifying search for a murderer when a perfect couple's idyllic honeymoon is tragically cut short. But is this Agatha Christie thriller really worth it?

The movie started in the trenches of Belgium, a striking, black-and-white depiction of the young Poirot in the trenches of World War I, where he portrays the resourcefulness and cleverness that will become his future trademarks. A surprise bomb that lands near Poirot’s platoon and it allows us to witness the origin story of Poirot’s signature moustache, which launches the film on a note of heartbreak.

Jumping to 1937 on the River Nile, there are many characters who get the spotlight, including Simon Doyle (played by Armie Hammer), Linnet Doyle (Gal Gadot) and Rosalee Ottenborough (Letitia Wright). Many characters are hardly described but have large roles connected to the murders. This has led to many viewers complaining about it as we want to know more about the victims of the incidents. Moreover, it was sometimes not clear on how the victims were killed.

A positive aspect of the movie is that it may aid children to get more engaged with geography and world history. The Egyptian landscape is vividly showcased using new cinematography techniques which paints stunning graphics and creates a memorable experience.

In conclusion, I think “Death on the Nile” is quite a successful movie due to the multitude of plot twists, but there are some elements of the film that could be improved.

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