Kenneth Branagh’s third investigative adventure about cult detective Hercule Poirot was only released in theaters on September 14, and just two months later the successor to “Murder on the Orient Express” and “Death on the Nile” now arrives on Disney Plus.
Kenneth Branagh is not only one of Christopher Nolan’s regular actors since “Dunkirk”, “Tenet” and “Oppenheimer”, but he also enjoys sitting in the director’s chair. In the recent past, he directed the fantasy adventure “Artemis Fowl,” the Oscar-winning black-and-white drama “Belfast” and several cases involving cult investigator Hercule Poirot. After “Murder on the Orient Express(2017) and “Death on the Nile(2022) followed this year “A haunting in Venice“.
Ultimately, it takes a different approach to its predecessors, but like the first two films, it features spectacular sets and big stars – which will soon be available to watch at home, just two months after its theatrical release in September 14th: “A Haunting In Venice” will arrive on Disney+ on November 22, 2023, as has already been officially announced – weeks before the film is released on DVD and Blu-ray on December 15th.
Then the time came in just nine days. So if you’re not one of the moviegoers who helped the $60 million thriller gross more than $120.9 million worldwide, you’ll soon be able to cross it off your watch list from your couch. Want to get in the mood for the first two parts? No problem.* and also * are now available on Disney+.
“A Haunting In Venice” is different – but also better?
Hercule Poirot (Branagh) is enjoying his retirement – at least until he takes part in a séance and (of course!) that doesn’t stop with the pseudo-supernatural happenings. Joyce Reynolds (Michelle Yeoh) seizes the opportunity and tells the group about a mysterious murder she witnessed a few years ago – until she herself is found dead a little later. Poirot knows that his skills as an investigator are now important – and finally takes on the case at the request of writer Ariadne Oliver (Tina Fey)…
With the film adaptation of Agathe Christie’s “Hallowe’en Party”, aka “The Snow White Party”, Kenneth Branagh wanted to do a few things different – he departs further than ever from the original material and also penetrates hidden spheres. This gives the film a mystical touch and a unique atmosphere, in which the search for a murderer or murderer is carried out according to the usual police principle.
In the end, the suspense doesn’t match this atmosphere, but it’s clear that there is once again an excellent cast of stars to marvel at. In addition to Branagh, comedian Tina Fey and “Everything Everywhere All At Once” star Michelle Yeoh, “Fifty Shades Of Grey” lead actor Jamie Dornan and those from films such as “Eden Lake”, “Sherlock Holmes” and “ Flight” said Kelly Reilly. In the end, the FILMSTARTS reviewer gave it 3 out of a possible 5 stars.
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