Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is Movie Is Entertaining Whodunit. The ace detective Benoit Blanc is once again invited to a rich person’s luxurious home to solve a murder.
We hope that you have seen the original Knives Out (2019) Movie by the same writer and director Rian Johnson. This time Rian takes us into the world of the Tech Billionaire.
Synopsis [official] of the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) Film
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 secrets, lies and motivations.
When someone turns up dead, everyone is a suspect.
Spoiler Free Review of the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) Film
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. Interestingly, this movie fuses the absurd stories of rich people with the classic whodunnit murder mystery.
The world of rich and famous
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.
The script is good
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, with their stereotypical portrayal. Like its title, Glass Onion, this is a layered story.
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. So, after the murder(s) has taken place in the film, the suave Detective Blanc must catch the killer and find the elusive connections. And once again, he must solve it fascinatingly.
The ensemble cast is wonderful too
Like the previous Knives Out film, Daniel Craig (Benoit Blanc) continues to charm us with a unique murder case-solving style. And of course, he is supported by 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). All of them have done a commendable job in this whodunit movie. Although we correctly guessed the identity of the killer, we still stayed back to check out the process adopted by the protagonist Benoit Blanc.
So, we could identify the identity of the killer, the person who (wrongly) believes he is the smartest one in the house. Still, we think, the Glass Onion film is a top-class entertainment, not to be missed by Detective Blanc fans. We were thoroughly regaled, and no doubt, it is an enjoyable cinema. We would reiterate that we loved this whodunit cinema.
Ratings of the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) Film
|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.
Poster of the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) Film
Key Details about the Glass Onion A Knives Out Mystery (2022) Film
|Comedy, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
|UA (PG 13+)
|Writer & Director
|A Rian Johnson Whodunit.
|Daniel Craig, Edward Norton, Kate Hudson, Dave Bautista, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, etc.
|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
Official Trailer of the Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022) Film
Focus:- a note about the title of Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
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.
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.
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
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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