Glass Onion makes the cut as the Knives Out sequel


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Glass Onion: a Knives Out Mystery was released as a stand alone sequel to Knives Out. Despite having a good cast and engaging story line, the ending was obvious and expected.

Ashlyn Walker, Guest Contributor

For a sequel that stands on its own, Glass Onion: a Knives Out Mystery doesn’t cut out all of Knives Out, but it’s a mystery filled with comedy, crime, and drama. Directed by Rian Johnson, is a Knives Out mystery sequel. Although it is a sequel, you do not have to watch Knives Out to understand the movie. There is no connection between them other than the main character, Detective Benoit Blanc, played by Daniel Craig

Daniel Craig does an amazing job in his role of Detective Benoit Blanc. His accent and the way he is able to word his sentences make his character much stronger and allows him to fully enter the character’s role. His character is smart, and everyone knows him as a genius detective. In Glass Onion, Detective Benoit Blanc is invited to billionaire Miles Bron’s private island to play a murder mystery game where Miles, played by Edward Norton, is the victim. 

Duke Cody (Dave Bautista), Claire Debella (Kathryn Hahn), Birdy Jay (Kate Hudson), and Lionell Toussaint (Leslie Odom Jr.), who were all invited to play the game, have a history with Miles. Thanks to him, they all have good careers, wealth, and fame. They aren’t proud of how they got to where they are because it caused them to all turn on their beloved friend Andi Brand, played by Janelle Monae

No one on the island is who they seem to be, and they all have secrets they are hiding, including Detective Blanc. When the simple game turns into a reality, the characters’ true forms come out, and no one is safe. 

Glass Onion is pretty good, but the ending was very obvious and expected. Towards the middle of the movie, a plot twist is introduced when Andi’s character is revealed in depth. The ending wasn’t exactly what many watchers had in mind, but other than that, the movie had a very engaging storyline. 

The first movie, Knives Out, was significantly better, with a better storyline, many twists that made the movie entertaining, and an unexpected ending. However, Glass Onion had better actors and better quality. In the end, Glass Onion is a pretty good movie for teenagers and adults to enjoy.