Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Once again, the critics praised a lackluster film.
I find it fascinating that critics are stumbling over themselves as they give great reviews to films that lack emotional pleasure. While they unite to see films like Tar, The Fabelmans and The Banshees of Inisherin garner Major Award nominations, all of them have multiple dull moments that leave you thinking you are watching another forgettable film.
Glass Onion falls in this category. It goes on and on for 2 hours, 19 minutes as you watch a group of great actors get together on a Greek island. When one turns up dead, Detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) is brought along to solve the mystery.
Edward Norton plays Miles Bron, a billionaire who owns the island. He has secrets involving his discarding co-founder played by Janelle Monáe. The rest of the gang (Kate Hudson, Kathryn Hahn, Dave Bautista and Leslie Odom Jr.) were involved, and the entire movie involves multiple throw backs that destroy the plot.
Daniel Craig repeats his creative role in Knives Out (2019), and his acting skill keeps the film from descending into cinematic boredom. It died quickly in the theater though many have been attracted to it on Netflix.
I watched it over a three-day period, and it made it easier to temporarily shut it down when boredom became to irritating to handle.