branagh leave christie aloneeeee. what did u do to miss oliver's character...n o p e.
Kenneth Branagh's Death on the Nile feels less like an adaptation than edgy fanfiction.
While the storyline doesn't stray too far from its source material Branagh's Poirot is not it...his Poirot is a weak echo of its literary counterpart...and to compare his Poirot to Suchet's take on this iconic character...puh-leeze.
the female characters in this film not only have 0 agency but they exist only in relation to a man (girlfriend, wife). we have the helplessly broken yet edgy mia who is very much a combo between the not like other girls and the manic pixie girl tropes. then there is fabienne who is infantalized beyond belief. has tarantino actually spoken to some women in his lifetime? very much overrated. i cannot for the life of me understand how it came to be revered by so many filmbros.
it's all about the 𝒚𝒆𝒂𝒓𝒏𝒊𝒏𝒈 and ignoring phone calls (very relatable).
the ambience, the themes, the acting, are all superb. despite its heavy themes (loneliness, suicide, suicidal ideation, miscarriage, depression, grief) this drama is ultimately about healing, second-chances (at happiness/contentment/life), and people who are lost.
the understated yet nevertheless intense connection between the two leads eventually develops into a top-tier slow-burn romance that has no equals really. the longing, the loneliness, the sadness, the existentialism...gorgeous, moving, introspective, contemplative, poignant, melancholic, lost is all of these and more. possibly the most underrated kdrama of all time (i have decided so).