Based on the book that shocked the world comes 'The Girl on the Train' starring one of Hollywood's favourties Emily Blunt. Another thriller focussing on a murder mystery, 'The Girl on the Train' had the potential to be this years 'Gone Girl'. However, once you see it, you'll be wondering why you didn't just watch 'Gone Girl' instead.
It's interesting to see that the author of the book Paula Hawkins was not involved in the screenplay of the film which ultimately may have hurt the film. As it is her idea and story, it probably could have done with her being involved in some way, like Emma Donoghue did so well with in 'Room'. It may have solved some of the problems such as dialogue and added that tension that apparently features in the book. Unfortunately, she wasn't which may be a cause for why this story was handled so poorly and didn't have that powerful effect.
Overall, 'The Girl on the Train' is not a film that you should be rushing to see. A thriller that isn't thrilling at all, this was a huge disappointment. The cast does a reasonably good job but ultimately, they can't do enough to save a film with a choppy narative and some poor dialogue. Watch 'Gone Girl' if you want to see a similar story done well.
This was actually the 100th different movie I have seen in the cinema this year. I really wish something better had been on that landmark instead.
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So have you seen 'The Girl on the Train'? If so, what did you think of it? I hope that this review was useful for if you were planning on seeing the movie. Once again, thank you for taking the time to read my review, it is much appreciated!