Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ Spoilers

Matthew Loffhagen
20th Century Fox
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Are you interested in seeing the brand new, star-studded adaptation of Murder on the Orient Express?

If so, you’ll probably find it difficult to avoid spoilers (don’t worry, there won’t be any here).

Considering the long-lived popularity of Agatha Christie’s murder mystery novel, there are an awful lot of different sources that could ruin the suspense and intrigue for you if you happen to glance at the wrong website, or talk to the wrong person.

Have no fear, though – from all reports, it seems that the new Murder on the Orient Express isn’t designed necessarily with the focus on the destination. Just like the titular train in the story, the journey is more important.

You only have to take a good look at the cast to see that this movie is as much about seeing classic characters come to life as it is about guessing who the villain of the piece might be.

This film comes packed with many of the biggest stars of the modern era, with so many recognizable names that it’s hard to keep track of them all.

Michelle Pfeiffer in Murder on the Orient Express
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It doesn’t matter whether or not you know the ending of the story – the big draw here is watching an iconic piece of murder mystery literature play out in gorgeous scenery, as acted by Rey, Olaf, Catwoman, M, Edward Scissorhands, and of course, Gilderoy Lockhart.

It seems that this movie has been designed as a timeless classic; one that’s built around familiarity.

Murder on the Orient Express is based on an already very well known book that’s old enough to have been adapted for the screen before. It’s filled with iconic faces that stand as a collage of major movie characters from the past few decades of film. Its period setting is old-fashioned, to the point where it stands out among a whole host of sci-fi blockbusters that have come and gone without much fanfare this year.

Daisy Ridley in Murder on the Orient Express
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It’s almost as if this movie is deliberately destined to be Sunday afternoon TV movie fare; something that audiences can dip in and out of around commercial breaks, vaguely paying attention but mostly just enjoying the oldschool feel of the entire endeavor.

Don’t fear spoilers – this movie isn’t trying to be the definitive word on Murder on the Orient Express.

It is, instead, a beautiful modern classic in the making, ready to provide a wholly original look at the familiar Agatha Christie story that will ensure that its various stars will continue to be household names for decades to come.

Judi Dench in Murder on the Orient Express
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Murder on the Orient Express isn’t meant to be about figuring out who the bad guy is. Instead, you’re invited to sit back, relax, and watch a beautiful, intricate story, told by the best actors in the world, as they all breathe new life into a story that’s a very familiar part of twentieth century popular culture.