2017

Murder on the Orient Express

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“Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.  This movie is directed by Kenneth Branagh under 20th Century Fox.

Casts: Kenneth Branagh, Penelope Cruz, Willem Dafoe, Judi Dench, Johnny Depp, Josh Gad, Derek Jacobi, Leslie Odom Jr., Michelle Pfeiffer, Daisy Ridley, Marwan Kenzari, Tom Bateman, Lucy Boynton & Olivia Colman.

Genre: Mystery, Drama Suspense

WHAT I LIKE?

Murder on the Orient Express brings in a very accurate interpretation of an old-fashioned murder mystery mounted with an impressive production design and cinematography. The main plot is simple. It revolves around solving a mystery and finding the killer boarding the Orient Express. Overall, the movie delivered enough guessing games and a little confusion on who the killer was. With less action and more of conversations, you will really pay attention the whole movie and figure out the killer based on several hints given to each suspect. Murder on the Orient Express is also a star-studded movie. At least…

WHAT I DON’T LIKE?

Murder on the Orient Express fails miserably in bringing suspense and thrill you expected from a mystery-crime-thriller movie. Well, given that with the absence of action sequences, somehow the movie will be around more conversations. Generally, I found the storytellinh execution lacking in terms of character build up and even the conflict build up. With its poor foundation, the reveal and twist felt underwhelming and less impact as the way it should be in the climax. Due to its slow moving phase, I almost fell asleep watching it. Despite a stellar cast, each of them was given with thin conversations and limited running time as a whole. For me, not worth-watching on the big screen.

RATINGS:

6/10 Popcorns

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2017

Still the same breed of adventure and fun – Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales delivers.

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Captain Jack Sparrow faces an old nemesis named Salazar, who along with his Spanish navy ghost crew escaped from the Devil’s triangle in the pursuit to kill every pirate at sea. Jack, with the help of new allies named Henry & Carina, must seek the Trident of Poseidon in order to defeat Salazar. This movie is directed by Joachim Ronning & Espen Sandberg under Walt Disney Pictures.

Casts: Johnny Depp, Javier Bardem, Brenton Thwaites, Kaya Scodelario, Orlando Bloom, Geoffrey Rush, Kevin McNally, Stephen Graham

Genre: Action, Adventure, Science-Fiction

WHAT I LIKE?

Bringing the same adventure and fun that only Pirates of the Caribbean Series could bring – Dead Men Tell No Tales (Salazar’s revenge) will always be one of your favorites. I really like the movie. It was visually-entertaining from beginning to end. I see a great improvement in visual editing this time with superb CGI effects (which is more real this time) and very impressive production design as usual. What I love about the movie is that there’s a lot happening around. You will be glued by exciting scenes and action sequences. Lots of thrilling moments this time. I love the variety of sequences until a very great climax. The twist and turns were great. The phasing was past. In as much it should have a reference to previous films of the franchise, but Dead Men Tell No Tales could easily stand alone. The plot is overall easy to understand for this one though I believe that the whole Pirates franchise are stretched too much to acommodate new ideas and conflicts in sea adventure. This time, I loved the new characters. Johnny Depp is still as iconic and impressive as the ever lovable Captain Jack Sparrow. Also, I commend performances of Brenton and Kaya and their chemistry on-screen. I really expect them both to be on the next sequels if ever. The comeback of Javior, Orlando and Keira were also a great sight in the movie. Overall, I am impressed and this is truly worth-watching.

WHAT I DON’T LIKE?

Well, if you focus on the fun and the adventure, I think Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales is great flick.

RATINGS:

10/10 Popcorns.

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