By The Collectress

I have done my best to keep this review spoiler-free and will tag any potential spoils with **. 

It’s been a long two years since The Force Awakens stirred new life into the Star Wars fandom. While the first appearances of Rey (Daisy Ridley) on the Millennium Falcon brought us joy and perhaps nostalgia, the middle episode of the new Star Wars trilogy makes us painfully aware that we must let go of the past and embrace new beginnings, a passing of the light saber, as it were.

Yet, while the franchise from a galaxy far, far away moves forward, it has never been more obvious who truly is at the heart of Star Wars.

We saw Murder on the Orient Express this past weekend, and since I (the Collectress) went in knowing nothing about the book or previous films, the Collected Mutineer suggested that we do a dual review from both perspectives: mine as a first-time experiencer, and hers as a longtime Agatha Christie fan. Enjoy our rambling. 🙂