Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery – Returns with Benoit Blanc



There’s no mystery as to why Knives Out deserves a sequel. The suspenseful whodunit’s breakthrough at the box office in 2019, gave director Rian Johnson and star Daniel Craig, a good reason to return for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

Johnson received a 2020 Oscar nomination for best original screenplay for the first Knives Out, which had the potential to be an eccentric curiosity. It sparked a slight revival in the genre while subtly parodying the traditional whodunit.

A magnificent luxurious private Greek island owned by millionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) serves as the setting for the sequel by director Rian Johnson. Over the course of a glitzy weekend, Miles’ closest friends, played by Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Janelle Monáe, Madelyn Cline, Jessica Henwick, and Dave Bautista with a gun in his speedos, come together to play a murder mystery along with the world’s greatest detective, Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig). Even though this plot may appear little far-fetched, it is not entirely unusual.

Bautista solidifies his position as one of the top actors working today thanks to Rian Johnson’s Glass Onion. In addition to having the talent to land a part in a movie starring a lot of famous actors, Bautista’s character has the unusual distinction of coming off as both meek and hyper-aggressive. No former wrestler, despite the limitations of being a huge, muscular person, has accomplished as much as an actor. In Glass Onion, Bautista is making us chuckle, keeping us in suspense, and reiterating just how outstanding an actor he has grown to be.

Glass Onion never fails to deliver entertainment thanks to a steady stream of A-list and A-plus-list celebrities making random cameo appearances. And around a half-hour into the action, Johnson pops the cork on a really stunning flashback, which then unfolds back up to the current day, giving us all kinds of cheeky POV-shift revelations. Craig’s outrageous leisure-themed outfits are a joy and Monáe gives an incredibly likable comic performance as the woman with more than one secret to reveal and more than one grievance to hold against Norton’s despicable Musk-like plutocrat, which raises the question: Are eccentric detectives the new superheroes?

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