Murder on the Orient Express Trailer Song

Yesterday brought the teaser trailer for the star-studded adaptation of Agatha Christie’s classic mystery Murder on the Orient Express. The trailer walked us through the title train, labeling each of the cast members as they appeared, including Johnny Depp, Judi Dench, Michelle Pfeiffer, Josh Gad, Daisy Ridley, Penelope Cruz, Olivia Colman, Leslie Odom Jr, Willem Dafoe, Tom Bateman, Derek Jacobi. But it was the end of the trailer that was rather weird.

The Murder on the Orient Express trailer closed with the introduction of Hercule Poirot, the man who will be investigating the crime, played by a handsomely mustached Kenneth Branagh. The end of the trailer is meant to end with a bang as Poirot describes himself as the greatest detective in the world just before a pronounced musical cue hits. The only problem is that musical cue is the modern song “Believers” by Imagine Dragons, and the modern sound just doesn’t fit with the classical style of the trailer, instead screaming of desperation to look hip for all the youths out there.

Thankfully, someone decided to make the end of the trailer much better with some other musical cues. Watch the improvement on the Murder on the Orient Express trailer song below!

In case you missed it, here’s the Murder on the Orient Express trailer, cued to the end:

Now here’s the alternate endings that YouTube user TeamQuabs came up with to make it even better:

Right off the bat the video cracked me up with the use of DMX’s “X Gon’ Give It to Ya”, and if it wasn’t a joke, that song might actually make the mystery feel that much more badass. Unfortunately, most of the musical cues after that aren’t quite as good as that first one, but it does end on a strong note with the use of Eminem’s “My Name Is” that puts “Slim Shady” in place of Hercule Poirot’s name.

There are endless ways to make that ending hilarious with other musical cues. Surely the internet can have plenty more fun with that as we wait for the film to arrive this fall. Hopefully the marketing campaign doesn’t continue to be so thirsty to paint itself as a “cool” movie and instead lets the classic story and all-star cast speak for itself. It would be really depressing if we got a Murder on the Orient Express trailer with a Kanye West song or a depressing cover of another familiar song, which every single trailer seems to have nowadays.

What starts out as a lavish train ride through Europe quickly unfolds into one of the most stylish, suspenseful and thrilling mysteries ever told. From the novel by best selling author Agatha Christie, “Murder on the Orient Express” tells the tale of thirteen strangers stranded on a train, where everyone’s a suspect. One man must race against time to solve the puzzle before the murderer strikes again.

Murder on the Orient Express arrives on November 10, 2017.

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