Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is everything a fan could ask for

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears -- Courtesy of Acorn TV
Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears -- Courtesy of Acorn TV /

Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is finally here, and it is everything a fan could want and more. Adventure, romance, and murder, oh my!

The much-anticipated Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is finally here! Fans of the Miss Fisher Murder Mysteries series have waited years for this movie to come out, and now our wait is over. It’s out in select theaters and premiered on Acorn TV on March 23.

As a huge fan of the series and having now seen the film, all I can say is that it’s perfection! It gives us everything we could want: adventure, intrigue, romance, and murder. And Phryne Fisher is at her absolute best.

Be warned, though. There are a few spoilers ahead!

The film starts out in Jerusalem with Phryne running through the streets in a disguise. She’s able to escape the men chasing her but is soon found by the police in a former lover’s office.  But, if you know anything about Miss Fisher, you know that’s not going to stop her.

She quickly escapes the police and performs her true mission: to save a young woman from prison. She succeeds, but as the two women jump on top of a train to escape, the train comes to a tunnel. Will Phryne make it in time and not be killed by the impact?

Of course she does! It wouldn’t be much of a movie without her.

The problem is, she doesn’t tell her friends or family she’s actually alive, so they all meet in London for a memorial to her. The mourners include her Aunt Prudence and a certain detective named Jack Robinson.

It’s at this funeral that Phryne makes her grand entrance back into their lives. She expects them all to be happy she’s not gone, but Jack is not. He mourned for her. He was dealing with his grief. To have her back feels like a punch in the heart all over again. They don’t leave things on good terms.

It’s also made clear that it’s been years since the third-season finale and the last time Phryne and Jack met.

But then, the young woman Phryne saved in Jerusalem, Shirin Abbas, asks for her help in meeting the man who saved her when she was a little girl. Shirin’s village was attacked when she was young and then completely disappeared. She was the lone survivor. Now, she has a message from the man and wants Phryne’s help.

Of course, Phryne agrees and Jack ends up going along for the ride. But, as things tend to go with these two, someone ends up murdered, and so begins their journey solving a crime in London, where they have no jurisdiction.

Does this mean they make up and are “friends” like things never happened? Oh no. Jack is properly mad and Phryne, as always, is an independent woman and will not have anyone dictate her life. But even pissed off, they can work together — and this time the murder takes them to unknown places.

As the film goes on, they’re attacked multiple times, dress up fancy for a London party (they look so good together, I can’t take it), chase after criminals in the rain (if y’all don’t fangirl/boy at this moment, are you really a fan?!), and travel through the desert.

Another murder, along with the discovery of a rare jewel, is what makes Phryne, Jack, Shirin, and Phryne’s old friend (and maybe love interest?), First Lieutenant Jonathon Lofthouse, go to the village Shirin grew up in.

This journey gives us a lot of brilliant moments. In the series, we never really got to see Jack and Phryne fight together, but we do here, and I’d like a thousand gifs of it, please. We also get to see Jack shirtless, but it’s not in the way you might expect.

The adventure leads them to the Crypt of Tears. It’s here where they find out that one of their companions is not what they seem.

In terms of their lives, this might be the closest Jack and Phryne have ever come to dying. I might have been anxiously standing in front of my TV. I won’t give away the final scene, but let’s just say … it’s what just about every fan has been waiting ages for.

My only critique of the film is that I wish there had been a little more of Dot and Hugh. They’re only in it for a few minutes, and with how integral they were to the series, I would’ve liked to see more of them.

Other than that, Miss Fisher and the Crypt of Tears is a film I look forward watching again and again. I can’t wait for it to come out on DVD and Blu-ray so I can binge-watch the series along with the film.

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