Kenneth Branagh as Poirot and the Pyramids

While the main mystery of Murder on the Orient Express is somewhat neatly wrapped up at the end of the film, it is not the end of Hercule Poirot (Kenneth Branagh). As he exits the Express, a police officer stops him with news of a murder “right on the bloody Nile.” Though Poirot is exhausted by the emotional toll of the case he just solved and longs for a holiday, he jumps at the chance to solve yet another case.

The turn makes sense based on his character, who never truly turns down the chance to be the avenger of the innocent. Despite the ending of the film ...

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