The Mystery Continues: A Review of ‘Glass Onion’
A Brief Introduction
‘Glass Onion’ is the much-awaited sequel to the hit movie ‘Knives Out’. Directed by Rian Johnson, the movie was released on Netflix and opened in nearly 700 theaters worldwide. With an all-star cast that includes Daniel Craig, Kate Hudson, Jessica Henwick, and Leslie Odom Jr., ‘Glass Onion’ promised to be just as thrilling as its predecessor.
At the heart of ‘Glass Onion’ is the tale of a wealthy family grappling with the death of their patriarch. The movie opens with the reading of the will, which outlines the inheritance left by the deceased. The family members all have their own motives and secrets, which are slowly uncovered throughout the movie.
Daniel Craig reprises his role as Benoit Blanc, a private detective who was introduced in ‘Knives Out’. He is called upon to investigate the mysterious circumstances surrounding the patriarch’s death. Blanc is once again the standout character in the movie, with his comical Southern drawl and sharp intuition.
The performances in ‘Glass Onion’ are nothing short of brilliant. Kate Hudson delivers a nuanced portrayal of the deceased’s daughter-in-law, while Jessica Henwick shines as his granddaughter. Leslie Odom Jr. also delivers a standout performance as the patriarch’s son-in-law.
Daniel Craig, however, steals the show with his impeccable comedic timing and charming demeanor. His character, Benoit Blanc, is a delight to watch on-screen and adds an extra layer of intrigue to the movie.
Unfortunately, ‘Glass Onion’ missed out on potential box office earnings due to its release on Netflix. Reports suggest that the movie could have grossed around $200 million if it had a traditional theatrical release. However, with the ongoing pandemic and the rise of streaming services, it’s not surprising that the movie was released on Netflix.
‘Glass Onion’ is a worthy successor to ‘Knives Out’. With a gripping storyline, masterful direction, and exceptional performances, the movie is a must-watch for fans of the mystery genre. While it may have missed out on box office earnings, its success on Netflix shows that streaming services are becoming legitimate platforms for quality movies.