Glass Onion? More Like Glass Funion


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Kaden Ellison

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is just as entertaining and captivating as the first Knives Out mystery, but its lighter tone and story structure can be seen as downsides to those expecting a serious whodunit movie
Benoit Blanc, played once again by Daniel Craig, is invited to a party run by billionaire Miles Bron, played by Edward Norton, that invites his closest, influential friends. Blanc, bored by mundane life, goes and investigates this friend group, “The Disruptors.”
The structure of Glass Onion leads to an extremely entertaining movie, as halfway through the movie the entire premise gets flipped on its head. This not only leads to an entertaining first viewing, but rewatching leads to being able to see hints that a person wouldn’t even know to look for.
The movie also has a much lighter tone than the first Knives Out. Jokes are made throughout the movie which continues even past the climax of the film. The reveal of the killer is even played partly as a joke. This makes the film fun to watch as long as you don’t expect it to be a serious murder mystery film.
One of the biggest themes of the film is that rich, influential people are not as brilliant or important as they make themselves out to be. Shown throughout the film the idea that even though someone has the resources and power to influence people, that does not make themselves any smarter than the average person.
Glass Onion is a great and captivating movie to watch with great performances by Daniel Craig and Janelle Monáe, who plays Andi Brand.