‘Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery’: This Sequel Lives Up to the Hype

Three years ago Knives Out hit theaters around Thanksgiving and it was an instant hit. Daniel Craig starred as a brilliant detective with a distinctly Southern twang, Benoit Blanc, in a murder mystery that was well-written and delivered plenty of twists and turns along the way. When it was announced that there would be a sequel, I was excited but understandably skeptical. Could Rian Johnson do it again?

Could he make another delightfully witty, genuinely shocking whodunnit with a cast of characters we’d never forget? Spoiler alert, he did. In fact, Glass Onion, in my opinion, is better than the original.

Rian Johnson assembled a brilliant cast of characters portrayed perfectly by the actors. Amidst the dynamite cast who are all memorable in their own right is Janelle Monae in a pitch-perfect performance. Not only is she stunning in this film but she steals the spotlight in every scene she graces.

Janelle Monae’s name has been spread around for Oscar buzz for Best Supporting Actress and that makes sense because she is the heart and soul of this film from the first scene she inhabits.

And Daniel Craig may have played James Bond, one of the most iconic fictional characters ever created, but I’m starting to think that his most iconic role may be his portrayal of Benoit Blanc. He is absolutely fantastic in this role, providing even more personality and zing in Glass Onion than in Knives Out which I didn’t even think was possible. I want to see so many more Benoit Blanc mysteries because they really are such a good time.

Movies are supposed to entertain us and the Knives Out films are as entertaining as they come. I’m giving Glass Onion 4 and a half out of 5 stars and 95 out of 100.

I thank you for reading and I hope you have a fantastic day.

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