The idea behind this feature (Genre Guesstimation) is for me to watch a bunch of new movies (or ones that I haven’t seen many times) from the chosen monthly GG genre in order to expand my knowledge of movies within that particular genre.
This month’s Genre was chosen by my good friend Emma of emmakwall (explains it all) and she chose British Thrillers as the Genre for January
Let’s see if I felt that this movie would be worthy of being in the company of my others favorite movies in the genre of British Thriller movies…
Number of Times Seen – 1 (18 Jan 2015)
Brief Synopsis – Ten strangers are invited to a secluded mountaintop resort and one by one are killed off leaving the survivors to try and figure out who is behind it all.
My Take on it – I had heard the poem before, but I found it quite clever that master murder mystery writer Agatha Christie was able to create a tale around the poem.
This movie has virtually no character development, but I guess that’s part of the fun.
I was often reminded of Clue (1985) while watching this movie and I wouldn’t be surprised if there was a connection between the two ideas.
The thing I liked about this was that not many clues were left for us to figure out the mystery, but things continued to remain interesting throughout mainly because the characters acted more and more paranoid as the numbers dwindled.
Bottom Line -Very interesting whodunnit that definitely keeps you guessing along the entire ride. Once again proof that Christie knew how to write engrossing murder mysteries. Recommended!
Genre Grandeur Worthy? – Not really. it was an interesting whodunnit, but not one I could watch over and over.
Rating – Globe Worthy
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