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Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

Old 12-27-22, 02:23 PM
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

I think the best part is when Benoit Blanc is furious at himself because Miles' stupidity is exactly why Blanc almost didn't figure it out.



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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

I must have watched this wrong.
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

Ok glad others are picking up on that moment.

Whether itís from Rian Johnson or a ghost writer, the characterizations were topical and well crafted to reflect exactly what I know about social media personalities.
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

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It bugged me how cavalierly the characters and the film treated the destruction of the Mona Lisa. It was treated like a punchline.

I find the idea of works of art being destroyed to be downright horrifying.
At first I thought the same thing and while the art is still destroyed it's a lesson not only to Miles, who will lose his fortune and will be forever remembered as the guy who destroyed a priceless painting, it's also a lesson to governments, in this case France, that they shouldn't dance to the tunes of the super-rich. Miles should have never been able to rent the Mona Lisa.
Also it's kind of prefect timing since in the last couple of months the "last generation" has thrown soup and mashed potatoes on painitings from van Gogh and Monet.
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Johnson) - S: Daniel Craig

This was a fun movie, but not NEARLY as much fun as Knives Out. The killer here is pretty obvious, as are a couple of scenes that the movie folds back on, trying to convince the viewer that they saw something differently the first time around (which I found to be annoying). Still, it's a solid sequel - but not nearly as solid as all the rave reviews it has been getting.
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

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At one point I was waiting for it to be revealed that the sister of the murdered character wasn't actually her sister, and was her pretending to be her own sister. Seemed like she knew way too much about what was going on and slipped too easily into that social group she wasn't a part of.
I kept thinking the same thing!

I will give this a re-watch, but it didn't jump out at me the first time like KO did. The opening, IMO, was disappointingly disarming (disruptive?) and it took me a while to recover. Now that I know what to expect, I can enjoy it more.

The characters were immensely dislikeable right off the bat (Shitheads, indeed!), so my point of entry was a bit blocked. Yes, the family in KO had their irredeemable qualities as well, but they still came off as people you might know (or crazy family you might have). Maybe I'm struggling with my own personal bias of not giving a shit about TV shows or movies that glamorize rich, insufferable twats. I can't even watch most house-flipping shows with my wife anymore. I digress ...

Then I got really excited by the puzzle boxes ... and they just yadda-yadda-ed through those in a montage scene. I couldn't figure out what the hell was the point of the viewer watching for quite a while. Some good humor with Duke's mom, but it was wasted when they didn't bother to show many of the puzzles or give the viewer an opportunity to participate.

I love that Bron's malapropisms came back as part of the solution. I kept hearing them and thinking, "Is he that dumb or is this one of those 'nobody corrects him so he lost touch with reality' things?" (The answer is yes and yes.) The clues were all there and I picked them up ... but like Benoit Blanc I kept looking for a more elaborate solution.

I didn't know Kareem Abdul-Jabbar was writing Sherlock Holmes stories now!? (A podcast I listened to pointed out the "detective" connections to all of the "Among Us" players. Natasha Lyon has a new detective show produced by Rian Johnson. Stephen Sondheim is best known as a composer, but co-wrote "The Last of Sheila," a 1970s mystery movie that was a significant influence on Johnson. Angela Lansbury is obvious.)


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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

Had fun with this! I might actually prefer it to Knives Out, which I thought was fine but overhyped. I think Johnson's misdirection works perfectly for a murder mystery like this, and not so much for Star Wars. Casting was perfect. (Hudson and Bautista especially) Wouldn't mind a new detective Blanc movie every few yrs going forward!
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

All I know is someone needs to keep an eye on Natasha and Kareem. That zoom call seems cursed.

It really was the finale to Quantum of Solace

I really enjoyed this but agree the end goes too far over the top for too long
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Johnson) - S: Daniel Craig

Saw it, liked it (mainly due to Daniel Craig), but it's not as good as 'Knives Out'
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A meaningless debate — Did the spray administered by “the Efficient Man” actually have any effect on COVID (as was claimed) or was it another example of our “more dollars than sense” protagonist being duped as he was with Klear?

Which leads to a side question … was there a bigger purpose for the bracelets that was cut out? (Or that I missed?) So many other clues were called out that I feel as if I missed the point of these (beyond matching a person to their room).
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

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Which leads to a side question Ö was there a bigger purpose for the bracelets that was cut out? (Or that I missed?) So many other clues were called out that I feel as if I missed the point of these (beyond matching a person to their room).
It was for a clue for Miles' "murder mystery". The bracelet lead everyone to a room based on their Chakra. Birdie was "sacral", a blocked sacral Chakra is supposed to be a sign of guilt.

I just rewatched it. They do a good job explaining everything. It holds up to a rewatch. Lots of stuff to catch on a second viewing.
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I liked it better on rewatch since Blanc hamming it up makes immediate sense and I am no longer questioning the director every second
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It was for a clue for Miles' "murder mystery". The bracelet lead everyone to a room based on their Chakra. Birdie was "sacral", a blocked sacral Chakra is supposed to be a sign of guilt.

I just rewatched it. They do a good job explaining everything. It holds up to a rewatch. Lots of stuff to catch on a second viewing.

I got that, but did they explain anybody elseís? It just seemed very clunky. Or, perhaps Johnson was doing what the movie was doing: this is so obvious here that you will gloss over it. Itís just dumb!
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

I liked it quite a bit, although not quite as much as the first.
It was a little too flashback heavy in the second half. I thought Bautista was great and Craig was obviously having fun. The cameos were cool too. That broad who played Whiskey sure is a looker.
I’m just glad we didn’t get another vomiting liar. Boy was that stupid.
I’ll also agree that the destruction of the Mona Lisa was taken a little too lightly. Even by that group.
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I got that, but did they explain anybody elseís? It just seemed very clunky. Or, perhaps Johnson was doing what the movie was doing: this is so obvious here that you will gloss over it. Itís just dumb!
I think it's just a take on the eccentricities of billionaires. It seems to be a play on how people who visit Bill Gates' house wear a tag that customizes the art they see displayed on the walls.
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

enjoyed it overall, and I finally saw a movie fairly soon after it came out. Lately I'm months or years behind
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

We watched this as a family and thoroughly enjoyed it. Overall, it's 20 minutes too long but I don't know what I'd cut, either. I kind of feel that way about a lot of movies, these days.

I saw the
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We watched this as a family and thoroughly enjoyed it. Overall, it's 20 minutes too long but I don't know what I'd cut, either. I kind of feel that way about a lot of movies, these days.

I saw the
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drink switch


right away and figured out a bunch early, that was fun to watch things unfold.
I had noticed that when it happened "live"
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Same, it wasn't the least bit hidden. Made sense since the movie was largely about gaslighting and loyalty.
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

This was a lot better the second time around. Not nearly as good as KO, for me, but definitely fun and entertaining. Same quirkiness as KO. This was a little more grand and far fetched. My only questions: why did Ethan Hawke and Hugh Grant take such small roles? Do they owe Rian a favor? Seemed odd, cool, but a little odd since there wasn’t any such casting in KO. Also, well I forget the second question.
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Also, love Bautista in these other roles besides Drax. He does commercials too. Love him.
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Re: Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (2022, D: Rian Johnson) -- The Spoiler Reviews Thread

I finally watched this the other night with the wife. We both had high expectations. Were we both disappointed. She fell asleep she was so bored. I stuck it out but did not like it one bit. I appreciated the lampooning of Elon Musk type characters, but the story was boring. The characters were unlikeable and the performances were fairly simple. Everything that made the first one special was absent in this one. Very disappointed.

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