Murder on the Orient Express is a classic. It's a classic mystery and a classic Agatha Christie novel, one that has been adapted successfully a few times over. With this in mind, it's not a real shock that director Kenneth Branagh would want to adapt the book in question but also create an adaptation that's different than the other iterations of Murder on the Orient Express we've seen. However, I will note that the changes from the book in the 2017 version of Murder on the Orient Express are numerous, and some of them make more sense than others.

Honestly, I could go on and on about the minor nuances and changes in Murder on the Orient Express. The book is one that relies on both facts and misnomers to tell its story, and a lot has been condensed to keep the movie under a two-hour runtime. In addition, a lot has been left out in order to make room for amazing cinematography, a fun cold open and more. Without further ado, go ahead and delve into our list of the biggest changes between Agatha Christie's book and Kenneth Branagh's movie. Again, there will be plenty of spoilers, so don't read on if you haven't caught the movie yet.

As always, if there's anything worth noting you feel I missed, please let us know in the comments, below.

Poirot's mustache is different. As Hercule Poirot, Kenneth Branagh's costume designer chose a mustache that is lush, huge and grey. It's a far cry from the definitely dyed and carefully cultivated mustache that Christie describes in her novels, but it is, nonetheless, impressive.

The movie kicks off at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem. There, we are treated to a cold open in which Hercule Poirot amazingly and amusingly solves a crime. The book picks up in Syria with Poirot having a labored conversation with a Lieutenant after having already solved an issue.

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