Death on the Nile is considered one of the 2022 crime films, where crime and mystery films are of great importance to the audience, as they have attractive elements that occupy the receiver’s thinking and focus while watching in order to try to solve the mystery and find out the secret behind it and the motives of the criminal and the killer to commit what he did, it is a cinematic pleasure that witnesses Hollywood has invested a lot of ideas and creativity for filmmakers over the years, including the classic “film-noir” type and its psychological and psychological counterpart, and it has been renewed every time to provide the desired cinematic enjoyment and high quality.
The work of this quality is not limited to presenting original ideas only, but there are many literary materials through which appropriate cinematic content may be produced that does not deviate from the general framework of crime and mystery films, the most famous of which, of course, is the novels of the famous British writer “Agatha Christie”, who became famous in the early nineties with the stories of the detective Hercule Poirot and his many adventures in revealing complex crimes in shocking ways in their conclusions, and have been turned into film, television and theatrical works as well, but they are not as famous and can be enjoyed by the new vision provided by the brilliant director and actor Sir Kenneth Branagh.
Branagh, who achieved unexpected success with his movie “Murder on the Orient Express” in 2016, outperformed the comic film “Justice League”, and the grandson of “Agatha Christie” personally encouraged “James Pritchard” to continue cooperation in presenting this literary and police legacy in his works The last one commemorates those works that won the approval of readers at the time of their release in the past. This is why the movie “Death on the Nile” comes this year after many delays, in the hope that it will complete the success of its predecessor, and present a new cinematic puzzle that connects to the audience in the same way that “Murder on the Orient Express” presented “.
But Death on the Nile was not the work that crystallizes the famous story in an ideal way at the level of story and events, and there are many negatives that may press the brakes to stop making these adapted works despite the excellence of “Branah” directing and acting, but that was not enough. To document the movie Death on the Nile with the mark of success, similar to “Murder on the Orient Express”.
The story of the movie Death on the Nile
Death on the Nile continues the adventures of Belgian detective Hercule Poirot, who is on a personal vacation in Egypt on the Karnak, but a mysterious murder occurs, Poirot must use his skills to find out the killer and search for the circumstances of that crime.
Death on the Nile review
The script of “Michael Green” divides the work into two equal halves in terms of time and plot, and this is the major problem that afflicts the movie Death on the Nile as a result of the great stretch of details and the film’s accumulation of many dialogue confrontations, meaning that what “Michael Green” did is to prepare the crime with momentum A large number of events related to the many confrontations between the characters in the first chapter, from which the story turns after a long time to the main branch of it as a whole, which is the details of the crime and the investigation of “Poirot” in it in his own way.
This momentum caused a loss of communication little by little with many of the events of the film, in addition to the large number of dialogue that could not provoke the viewer’s ire and attract his attention, despite the refinement of his words and the selection of appropriate words for the status of the characters and their social backgrounds. The other point that is not in the interest of the film is related to directing. When Kenneth Branagh did not think of photographing the many moments that reveal important moments related to the suspects in the crime.
Because it is very simply that the viewer relates more to what he sees than what he hears, and this is only done by Prana at the end when the killer and the perpetrator of the crime is revealed on the banks of the Nile, to mention the conclusion, as it is considered one of the elements that saved the film from being stigmatized with failure and lack of The quality, which came as shocking and unexpected in the narrative, and the way Kenneth Branagh followed, directing and embodied in revealing the truth, was able to describe the moment completely with all available cinematic tools, and with great accuracy calculated for a creative artist like “Kenneth Branagh”.
On the embodiment level, Kenneth Branagh shines in the role of Detective Hercule Poiret, who is intelligent, attentive to details around him, strict in speaking and when confronting others with the truth of their actions. The challenge facing the character is much more difficult than what Poirot experienced in “Murder on the Orient” Express” in terms of the mystery of the crime and the intertwining of things and facts together, but “Branah” keeps sticking to the threads of the main character and plays it to the fullest, and at the same time shines with the actors “Tom Bateman” the role of “Buck” as well as “Annette Banning” and also the young actress. Emma McKay”.