Have you watched the sequel to ‘Knives Out’ on Netflix yet? Yes, we are talking about ‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’. Released in 2022, the movie has garnered mixed reviews from the viewers. Let’s discuss the movie in detail to understand what makes it different from its predecessor.
Glass Onion is a whodunit in its true sense. The story unravels as the death of a wealthy family’s patriarch brings together a web of motive, deceit, and suspicion. The plotline is suspenseful and engrossing, leaving you guessing the murderer’s identity till the end. The director has done an excellent job in keeping the audience hooked with the storyline.
The movie features an ensemble cast, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as Benoit Blanc, the detective we all loved from Knives Out. Ana de Armas, Chris Evans, and Jamie Lee Curtis are missing from the sequel, but fret not, because the new additions to the cast are impressive as well. Kate Hudson plays the role of the daughter of the wealthy family as Michelle Pfeiffer and Ethan Hawke also have crucial roles in the movie.
Rian Johnson, the director of Knives Out, handed over the reigns to Edgar Wright for this sequel. Unlike its predecessor, Glass Onion is a more polished movie. The director takes his time with the story and lets it breathe. The use of camera angles and dark elements sets out a different tone that stands out from the rest. The movie keeps you invested and engaged with the proceedings due to its engaging direction.
Some critics called Glass Onion a predictable sequel, while others termed it as a refreshing take. However, one thing is for sure, it is a different movie from Knives out. Glass Onion takes its time with the plot, the use of cinematography and direction sets the right tone for the audience to enjoy a great mystery. Though the plot might be predictable, it’s the journey of getting there that keeps the audience engaged. You should give it a shot as it is an entertaining movie with stunning performances, direction and great storytelling.