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Here is why I can't really watch this anymore than the hour I did watch
January 31, 2019
When I watch an Agatha Christie mystery. It's because I like mystery's, The good ole 'who dunnit' kind, the kind that are entertaining, campy, fun. I don't watch them to be reminded of how gritty life can really be. I don't need to be informed that people have sex in gritty hotel rooms or that there are unhealthy unsavory people in gritty places. This is what hollywood thinks puts them on the 'Cutting edge'. The effect it has on me is the same effect as having to use a bathroom in an old dirty truck stop somewhere in the middle of nowhere. This something I might be forced to do but I don't have to watch this crap and I won't. I feel I should be refunded for the hour I wasted on it.
The recent thing they've been doing in the remakes is to have some rivalry or tension between the detective and the cops. Which serves to allow the actors to show their acting chops. For me It's just a distracting annoyance. Most of it has nothing to do with the story.
No, I think I will stick with the David Suchet or Peter Ustinov Piorot, because they are fun, interesting, entertianing. This use to be the reason people made movies.
What's funny to me is that when I saw that John Malkovich was in this I knew it would be something like this. I'm not knocking him, he is good actor, but it's funny how it's so predictable.
UPDATE: Wow, I'm quite stunned by the reaction to my review. I wrote the above 2 weeks ago and haven't even thought of it since. I literally just checked it today. To those who are 5 or 6 paragraphs mad at me, Sorry that you are taking it that way. I fully realize that there are some people who will like this adaptation for legitimate reasons. I'm not one of them and what I wrote above is honestly the way it struck me. Some People like this kind of adaptation. Some people like broccoli, that is really a mystery to me. I love the Agatha Christie stories and I see a lot people agree and like them in the same way I do. I appreciate those commenters.