Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery

Daniel Craig returns as Detective Benoit Craig in the second installment of Knives Out, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery by director Rian Johnson.
Released on the 23rd of December 2022 by production studios T-Street and distributor Netflix, this second installment features a manifold of talent from across various industries with Dave Bautista from WWE, Janelle Monae the singer, and Madelyn Cline.
The story follows a Tech billionaire Miles Bron, who invites a handful of his close- friends for a getaway on his private Greek island. When someone turns up dead, Detective Benoit Blanc is put on the scene to solve this devilishly complicated case.
Now, the first thing that caught my attention about this film that I thought wouldn’t resonate well with everyone is within the first quarter of the movie, which serves to introduce the characters, and let us get to know a little more about them and their personalities.
This carries on for quite some time before getting into the nitty-gritty of the real reason why we’re all here and I believe this may put some people off, however, the film takes a sudden erupt turn once the murder occurs which flips everything on its head.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery dives deep into the psyche of a person, their passions and goals, and obviously, what they’re willing to sacrifice for it.
We have a world-renowned scientist, a famous twitch streamer, a former fashion model, and a governor running for senate who all appear to have it all with their big smiles on screens but the truth of the matter is deeper than that.
Behind all the cameras, they’re nothing more than puppets who’ve sold their pride, and humanity to the highest bidder for a chance of achieving their goals and marking their names in history, even if that price is selling out their friends.
This movie is iconic to the biblical King James quote “For what does a man profit if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his soul?”
As for the characters, Miles Bron played by Edward Norton, and Birdie Jay by Kate Hudson are meant for each other, their stupidity is so bright and energetic that they could light that entire mansion on their own.
Birdie is a free spirit that just loves being at the center of everything, and being the life of the party but Miles’s stupidity is that the man is so uncreative that he uses words that don’t exist in the dictionary thinking he’s some type of philosopher or god’s gift to man.
There’s this one scene where Miles uses a word that doesn’t exist and is corrected by Detective Benoit Blanc only to later in the same sentence say another word that angers Benoit Blanc so much, it left me in stitches.
Daniel Craig and Janelle Monae have such great chemistry in this film, I wouldn’t mind seeing more of them in the future working together on another project somewhat similar to this. Daniel Craig is just phenomenal, I love seeing him take up a different role in his acting career.
Now for the twist and reveal. Glass Onion is a great way to name a film that has so many hidden layers within layers of layers if you get what I mean.
The truth isn’t straightforward as always where one person is mainly liable for the murder but it’s in a way a collective effort because in a sense everyone in some way, shape, or form has a hand in it.
Even though the murder happened at the Glass Onion, that’s not the true reason behind the events that occur and this is where the beauty of this lies.
However, the movie does a great job at filling in the missing pieces without letting up too much and still leaving it up to you as the audience to figure it out, even though the movie tries to assist you where it can.


And though the movie is advertised as Comedy, it’s not that intense sort of comedy that leaves you tearing up or anything but more so will leave you chuckling from within yourself, making you smile but not laugh out loud.
For this, I give Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery a 3.9 out of 5 rating. Great acting, interesting characters, an intriguing story, and a complex mystery to solve indeed.
Let me know in the comments section whether you agree or disagree with the review, I’d love to hear your opinion.
Until then, thank you for reading another from, LSR.
Stay Blessed.Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Star Ratings

Rian Johnson

I think it was, to me, the fact that the mode of doing another one, as opposed to trying to build off of or top the first one, it was about looking back to how Agatha Christie did her novels, where each one was completely different, and it had its own reason for being. I think that let me just approach this one as its own movie with its own goals and its own everything.

Tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friends for a getaway on his private Greek island. When someone turns up dead, Detective Benoit Blanc is put on the case.
  • Daniel Craig
  • Madelyn Cline
  • Jessica Henwick
  • Edward Norton
  • Kathryn Hahn
  • Kate Hudson
  • Janelle Monae
  • Ethan Hawke
  • Dave Bautista
  • Leslie Odom Jr.
  • Noah Segan
  • Jackie Hoffman
  • Dallas Roberts
  • Hugh Grant
  • Natasha Lyonne
  • Stephen Sondheim
  • Serena Williams
  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar
  • Rian Johnson
  • Ram Bergman
  • Netflix
  • T-Street
  • 2h 19mins

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