GLASS ONION: A KNIVES OUT MYSTERY
Director: Rian Johnson
Starring: Daniel Craig, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista, Kate Hudson, Leslie Odom Jr, Janelle Monáe, Edward Norton, Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline
Writer/director Rian Johnson crafted a fine web of intrigue with his murder mystery Knives Out. His lead detective Benoit Blanc is back on the case in Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery. The sequel features an all-new cast joining Daniel Craig who is back as Benoit Blanc. Kate Hudson stars as a fashionista and influencer. Kathryn Hahn plays the governor of Connecticut, and Leslie Odom Jr is a scientist who works for a tech billionaire. Then there’s Dave Bautista, another influencer who creates Men’s Rights videos for YouTube. It’s a lineup of usual suspects for a film set at the height of the pandemic in May 2020. They’re all friends who refer to themselves as The Disruptors. They each receive a puzzle box from their friend, Miles (Norton), asking them to come to his compound for their annual reunion. It’s a puzzle within a puzzle within a puzzle asking them to help solve Miles’ future murder. They all arrive in Greece for their getaway and find their former friend, Andi (Monáe), also along for the trip. As one of them states, “The question is, why did she show up?” Is this all a silly game or is Miles predicting his untimely death?
Here’s my review