“Famed Southern detective Benoit Blanc travels to Greece for his latest case.” – IMDB
Although entertaining enough, Glass Onion failed to capture the earlier magic of Knives Out in two key areas:
1) Although Glass Onion had a fresh take in terms of storyline and casting, the murder plot was relatively easy to deduce if you follow the patterns of the first movie. Or maybe that’s what the filmmakers intended because from the get go I thought I knew who the murderer was, then thought the filmmakers wouldn’t go such an expected route, and then realized that they absolutely did.
2) Part of the magic of the first movie was that it had been so long since a witty whodunit movie was released. Clue is the absolutely standard in my opinion and I would say that Knives Out is the closest I’ve seen since (feel free to correct me, there may be some I’m forgetting in that 35+ year time span). Glass Onion, no matter how many fresh elements it brings in, is a sequel. No amount of A-list stars, breathtaking locations (although I prefer the coziness of the first), or attempts to be socially relevant can make up for the fact that it is simply not as fun an experience watching this one as it was watching the first.
Now, I did think Glass Onion was an enjoyable watch, but by the end I was exhausted by the attempted plot twists and was left craving a rewatch of the original. Not necessarily the ideal feeling to come away from a sequel with…
Rating: 6 out 10 Claire Bears
If you like this movie, you should also watch: Murder on the Orient Express, Girl on the Train
With: Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Janelle Monae
Directed By: Rian Johnson