I love a good mystery! I love a good story! I love a movie that brings both and mixes them with beautiful photography and interesting twists and turns.
I had the opportunity recently to sit down and watch the 2022 version of Agatha Christie’s Death On The Nile. I’ve long been a fan of the 1978 version (pithy lines and all) so when this newer version was announced, I was intrigued.
The casting was interesting and made use of many a familiar (or unfamiliar) face. The setting is astoundingly beautiful. The story – including the backstory – provided context in ways that the original Christie story might not have.
And, to be honest, I simply can not read Christie. I can watch her. I can listen to her, but I gave up reading her decades ago. Part of the joy of audio books is the ability to have the stories told to you (luxury).
David Suchet will always be my favorite Hercule Poirot. He set the bar quite high. While this current cast is excellent, his is the only presence I really missed. But then… 🙂
If you get a chance to see the film, don’t let it pass you by. And, if you are really lucky and get a chance to see the 1978 version, don’t miss that, either. Maggie Smith is awesome!
A word of caution: Don’t expect the two films to be a copy of each other or of the original book by Christie. They aren’t. Each of the films takes poetic license from the book. Each has its own vision of the story. Enjoy them both!
At this point in time, however, I’m reflecting on beautiful visuals. Beveled glass windows. Stunning colors. And a love story that astounds.