Death On The Nile: Movie Review


Abigail Eklund, Contributor

On February 11, 2022 the new upcoming movie Death On the Nile was released to the movie theaters. The director of the Death on the Nile Kenneth Branagh created a murder mystery that leaves viewers on the edge of their seats. The writer of the movie Michael Green has made many award winning movies and tv series. Some of these include the new hit movie Houngle Cruise.  The budget for this movie was 90 million dollars but so far the box office has made 12.9 million dollars in only one week. While many of the actors are not as well known as the big name actors, the actors they chose for this movie created a good crime, mystery movie. 

The plot of the movie follows a couple on their honeymoon but it is tragically cut short when a murderer is on the ship they are on and no one can find him. Throughout the movie the search for the murderer is on and it is not until the end that the shocking end comes to a close. The murder on the cruise creates an investigation of the passengers. When the captain is in danger something gets in the way of saving him but it also creates a plot twist that leaves you on the edge of your seat.

This movie isn’t the first movie to be made about the death on the nile. This movie was inspired by the 1937 novel Death on the Nile and this book was created by Agatha Christie. This wasn’t the only book that Agatha Christie wrote she also wrote Appointment with death which is a novel similar to Death on the Nile but it followed a different story line. This novel was set in Egypt just like the movie Death on the Nile. The author Agatha Christie wrote over 100 different playwrights and her stories were translated into hundreds of languages around the world. Something that influenced Agatha Christie to write Death on the Nile was her love for Archeology. Archeology is the study of human history and prehistory. If you watched the movie you can see where her inspiration is placed in this movie. The second book to the Death on the Nile, Appointment with Death hasn’t been announced to be made into a movie but people are wondering if the book will be made just like Death on the Nile was made. 

While the movie was just released noty to long ago you can soon watch it on HBO Max, and Disney +. With only a certain amount of reviews on rotten tomatoes the reviews have been both positive and negative. On Rotten Tomatoes the Death on the Nile was given a 64 percent on the Tomatometer, it was also given a 83 percent on the audience score. Many people enjoyed this movie but many people had things to say about how it felt there were out stops and not big revels. Overall the movie was a watch worthy movie and you can now watch it in the movie theaters near you.