Wow. I was so sad to have missed this in the cinemas. So, a few weeks ago, I picked up the dvd to watch when I had en evening without distractions.
That was tonight.
The cast is magnificent, the story is one of my favourites, but man do I dislike this adaptation.
We have characters who are taken from different Christie books, we have scenes which are supposed to play in a blizzard and yet characters leisurely walk about without a coat, and most annoyingly, Branagh does nothing for me as Poirot. I even had to remind myself a few times that he was supposed to be Poirot. An excellent moustache and an obsession with equally-sized eggs does not make Poirot. It's his character, and I could see precious little of that in this adaptation.