Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery is an entertaining film involving the ace detective Benoit Blanc. In this whodunnit drama, Blanc is once again invited to a rich person’s luxurious home and asked to solve a murder.
Glass Onion film takes a potshot at the imperfect lifestyle of rich people, who incidentally believe that they are the smartest people in the world. And they can get away with breaking almost all the rules of society.
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Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery (2022) film:- synopsis
This fresh adventure finds the intrepid detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) at a lavish private estate on a Greek island, but how and why he comes to be there is only the first of many puzzles.
Benoit Blanc soon meets a distinctly disparate group of friends gathering at the invitation of billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) for their yearly reunion. Among those on the guest list are Miles’ former business partner Andi Brand (Janelle Monáe), current Connecticut governor Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn), cutting-edge scientist Lionel Toussaint (Leslie Odom Jr.), fashion designer and former model Birdie Jay (Kate Hudson) and her conscientious assistant Peg (Jessica Henwick), and influencer Duke Cody (Dave Bautista) and his sidekick girlfriend Whiskey (Madelyn Cline).
As in all the best murder mysteries, each character harbours their own secrets, lies and motivations.
When someone turns up dead, everyone is a suspect.
Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery (2022) film:- review
This Glass Onion movie fuses the absurd stories of rich people with the classic whodunnit murder mystery. It is an apt commentary on the contemporary lifestyles of tech billionaires and other wealthy folks of the world. The shallowness as well as hollowness of their world, can not be hidden by all the glitz and glamour that surrounds their affluent status.
Even in their small privileged world, there is too much pettiness and jealousy among the so-called friends. That murder takes place. The suave Detective Blanc must catch the killer, once again in a fascinating manner.
With this wonderful and wickedly delicious film, Its writer and director – Rian Jhonson has taken quite a few good swings at the brilliant tech-entrepreneur(s) besides his/their rich and famous (influencer) friends.
And he has managed to land a few solid blows to some of them. Of course, the amazing ensemble cast – Edward Norton (Bron), Janelle Monáe (Andi Brand), Kathryn Hahn (Claire Debella), Leslie Odom Jr. (Lionel Toussaint), Kate Hudson (Birdie Jay), Jessica Henwick (Peg), Dave Bautista (Duke Cody) and Madelyn Cline (Whiskey) have done a commendable job in this whodunit movie. It is an enjoyable cinema.
I would reiterate again that I loved this whodunit cinema, as the world-famous detective Benoit Blanc goes to Greece to peel back the layers (onions) of a mystery surrounding a tech billionaire and his eclectic bunch of friends. However, I could guess the identity of the killer, the person who (wrongly) believes he is the smartest one in the house. Glass Onion (A Knives Out Mystery) film is indeed a top-class entertainment, not to be missed by Detective Blanc fans.
Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery (2022) film:- details
|Genre||Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller|
|Age-restrictions||UA (PG 13+)|
|Writer & Director||Rian Johnson|
|Taglines||A Rian Johnson Whodunit.|
|Cast||Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, etc.|
|Awards||Satellite Awards – 2023 Winner Special Achievement Award – Best Ensemble, Motion Picture|
Critics Choice Awards – 2023 Winner Critics Choice Award – Best Acting Ensemble
Critics Choice Awards – 2023 Winner Critics Choice Award – Best Comedy Movie
Hollywood Critics Association – 2023 Winner HCA Award – Best Comedy Film
Focus:- about Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery title
While talking about the lengthy movie title, “Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery”, writer and director Rian Johnson disclosed in an interview that he was made to add “A Knives Out Mystery” to the film’s title for marketing purposes. And it left him frustrated, as he wanted every murder-mystery film in this series of movies to be self-contained, except for Daniel Craig’s appearance.
Honestly, I’m pissed off that we have A Knives Out Mystery in the title. You know? I want it to just be called Glass Onion.Rian Jhonson | The Atlantic
In the film itself, the title cards say simply “Glass Onion”. He told the magazine, to quote him, “Honestly… you know? I want it to just be called ‘Glass Onion… I get it, and I want everyone who liked the first movie to know this is next in the series, but also, the whole appeal to me is it’s a new novel off the shelf every time.” Also, allow me to share another bit of a tale about its title.
There is an interesting story behind the title of this movie - "Glass Onion" (2023), it refers to the famous The Beatles' song from The White Album. The song teases various myths about The Beatles band sung by the band, specifically John Lennon, who wrote it too. Thus this enigmatic song is apt as a mystery film's title. And it is interesting to note that its prequel movie - "Knives Out" (2019) was also titled after a song, which was the song by Radiohead from their album Amnesiac.
Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery (2022) film:- poster
Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery (2022) film:- ratings
|IMDb rating as of the date||7.20/10|
|Rotten Tomatoes ratings as of the date||92% Tomatometer & 92% Audience Score|
|Critics Consensus / Rotten Tomatoes||Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery brings back Benoit Blanc for another wildly entertaining mystery rounded out by an outstanding ensemble cast.|
|Audience Says / Rotten Tomatoes||Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery solves the often deadly riddle of how to deliver a satisfying sequel to a movie that was nearly perfect to begin with.|
Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery (2022) film:- trailer
Rian Johnson created this movie and series too:
- Knives Out ~ Detective Benoit Blanc investigates the murder of a renowned crime novelist.
- Poker Face ~ A mystery-of-the-week series follows Charlie Cale, who has an extraordinary ability to determine when someone is lying.
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