Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, which was released on Netflix on Friday, is the sequel to Rian Johnson’s 2019 mystery film Knives Out (reviewed by the author here). It is even worse than its overhyped predecessor: predictable, unfunny, and not nearly as clever as Johnson wants it to be.
The film is set on the private island of tech billionaire Miles Bron, who co-founded the company Alpha. Miles invites five friends to a murder mystery-themed party: Lionel Toussaint, Alpha’s head scientist; Claire Debella, an aspiring senator; Birdie Jay, a celebrity and fashion designer; Duke Cody, a Joe Rogan-like YouTuber; and Andi, a black woman who founded Alpha with Miles. Detective Benoit Blanc is also present.
Miles is an insufferable faux hippie who refers to his mansion (the...Full review >>