I bought the video, thinking Kenneth Branagh is so talented, he could hardly ruin this. Well, he did. Or someone did....
He is not a good Poirot. Not close, not even a whiff of the character of the great detective.
Then: Penelope Cruz playing the role previously performed by Ingrid Bergman? No. Michelle Pfeiffer playing the role previously performed by Lauren Bacall? No. She is the lightest of lightweights and very lucky to have married David E. Kelley, who DOES think she has great acting capabilities.
Johnny Depp is kind of perfect in his role, however. He shines in this turkey of a film, which throws every politically correct trope into the mix.
There is that Jewish family (all of a sudden) , the interracial couple (all of a sudden), and here we are in modern day Hollywood, where Agatha Christie would have probably sued the company that adapted her work this way. I bought this movie on amazon, based solely on the Branagh participation. I wish I could have that money back. Ugh.
I have not even been able to finish watching it. I expect some LGBT character to become part of the plot, but I hope not. If there is a twist to the story that involves climate change, I'll have to throw a tomato at the screen. A non-GMO tomato, of course.