Kenneth Branagh’s Demise on the Nile is a notable enchancment over Kenneth Branagh’s, although contemplating how boring, stale, and predictable that one was, that is probably not saying a lot.
Full of an all-star solid that features Gal Gadot and Armie “I promise I gained’t eat you” Hammer, Demise on the Nile is a fairly and mildly entertaining affair that also sinks beneath the load of its large mediocrity.
The film, based mostly on the Agatha Christie novel, is a by-the-numbers homicide thriller that patiently units the stage with an array of characters (and potential suspects/villains) earlier than the “loss of life on the Nile” happens. It doesn’t really feel almost as dry as its predecessor—a plus—and the actors, although by no means challenged by the fabric, are amusing sufficient. However Demise on the Nile nonetheless looks like lower than the sum of its components, a manufacturing seemingly made for Christie acolytes and nobody else. It’s a muddy proposition.
Followers of Orient Specific will presumably get pleasure from Demise on the Nile; in any other case, regardless of enhancements, this one will do little to alter your opinion of Branagh’s blossoming sequence.
However hey, a minimum of we get to see an origin story for the dude’s mustache.
Assessment by Erik Samdahl except in any other case indicated.