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Plot: World-famous detective Benoit Blanc heads to Greece to peel back the layers of a mystery surrounding a tech billionaire and his eclectic crew of friends.
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_Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery_ is a lighthearted murder mystery filled with effective comedy, fantastic performances, and a somewhat predictable plot.
Overall, I had a great time with this film and the theater experience was one of my favorites of the year. The plot is somewhat similar to the first, a murder happens and Benolt Blanc is there to solve it. It hits all the familiar beats but does not work quite as well as its predecessor, this is mainly due to the characters. The performances were great and they work well in isolation from the overarching story, but all of them are such over-the-top caricatures that are hard to believe their connections or motivations to kill. Their banter with each other is charming and funny and helps carry this movie forward.
The first quarter of this movie was pretty poorly done. A lot of the setup had pandemic references and humor that felt really out of place in 2022. So many movies before this have touched on those topics that it felt overdone and boring. Really interesting choice for this type of film, but once the characters get to the island all of that awkward setup is left on the mainland and the movie starts to find its footing.
From this point forward, I had a great time. Daniel Craig was fantastic as Benolt Blanc and it was quite funny to see him as a fish out of water surrounded by corporate elites. The majority of the lines I laughed at were delivered by him with a dry pan sense of delivery. It was organic and played well on screen. Edward Norton was a fantastic addition and the majority of the cast did excellently. They were really funny and delivered the stereotyped character performances well.
Much like the beginning of the movie, the last ten minutes did not work tremendously well for me. It was quite corny, over the top, and unrealistic. It diminishes the greatness of the middle of the film.
Even though this movie fails to reach the heights of the original, it does enough to deliver a very entertaining mystery that I thoroughly enjoyed. It is a shame that Netflix is only having a limited release for this film because it is best in a crowded theater on the silver screen.
**Score:** _77%_ |
Daniel Craig rather engagingly reprises his role as the “Poirot”-esque “Benoit Blanc” in this fairly unashamed rip-off of all things Agatha Christie. He finds himself an unexpected guest of billionaire “Bron” (Edward Norton) on his beautiful Greek island, amongst a slew of other notables who – of course – each have an axe to grind with this outwardly affable host. The purpose of the get-together is a traditional murder mystery, and after an hearty dinner, it will fall on the other guests to discover who has murdered “Bron”. Well, that’s the plan anyway – but of course it doesn’t take long for all of that to be derailed and for us to become embroiled in lots of concentric plots and tales of betrayal and duplicity that will truly test the mettle of our sleuth and the audience. The assembled cast provide for a myriad of characterisations and as we discover, an equally fertile source for suspicion and comedy. Kate Hudson is good fun as the nice-but-dim “Birdie”; Dave Bautista keeps more than you’d think is his budgie-smugglers and Jackie Hoffman steals the show in the very few scenes she graces as his non-nonsense mother. The writing delivers a multi-layered feast – some of it basic and bawdy, some more sophisticated as the story gradually progresses towards a conclusion that navigates the red herrings before a denouement that wasn’t quite what I was expecting. It looks really good, and it takes a swing at just about everything from corporate greed, vanity, vacuousness and stupidity – but it does it in a satisfyingly subtle fashion. Though rather slow to get off the ground, once it gets up and running it’s a good watch.
Captures the magic and whimsy of the first one, with a little more to say about the lives of the wealthy
Any review for this movie can be summarized in very short: if you liked the first, it’s going to be very very likely that you’ll enjoy this iteration.
The twists and turns are even more intricate than last time, the laughs at the elite are even more on the nose (if that’s your thing), and the callbacks to earlier parts of the film are going to have you feeling even more dumb than it did the first time around.
I must admit, as an avid fan of the original Knives Out, I came to the theater for this with an overly keen nose for clues and ticks. There may have been 1 or 2 predictable turns in the plot, but let’s not pretend it wasn’t a fun night at the theater anyway.
I’d say you should wait for this to hit Netflix in a few weeks, but the theater I was in was packed to the brim, and the laughter, gasps and flicker of light bulbs in the audience’s heads made for a memorable movie experience. If you’re susceptible to smartphone distractions while you’re watching movies on your couch, I’d say get to a theater for this one and give yourself a Netflix re-watch when it drops- you’ll need it!
More ‘paint by numbers’ than a glass onion
The long-awaited sequel to Knives Out is here, and although it’s still a good time, it feels like a let down overall.
The first film told such a unique and superb mystery that wrapped layers upon layers on top of each other. Meanwhile, Glass Onion tells a story that feels incredibly basic in comparison.
The main problem with this film is that although it’s a mystery film, it doesn’t give you the tools to solve the mystery. Instead the film walks through the plot and witholds infomation to have big reveals, rather than giving you the clues to work it out yourself.
Daniel Craig was fun the the cast was good overall, with Ed Norton being a big standout. Some characters felt wasted sadly.
Overall, a fun but underwhelming time.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 20 min (140 min)
Genre Comedy, Crime, Drama
Director Rian Johnson
Writer Rian Johnson
Actors Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson
Country United States
Awards 2 wins
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Atmos
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa Mini LF, Zeiss Supreme Prime Lenses
Laboratory FotoKem Creative Services, Burbank (CA), USA (digital intermediate), FotoKem nextLAB (digital dailies)
Film Length 156 m
Negative Format Codex
Cinematographic Process ARRIRAW (4.5K) (source format), Digital Intermediate (4K) (master format), Dolby Vision
Printed Film Format D-Cinema, Video (UHD)