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I think I ultimately prefer Knives Out (the setting, mystery, cast, and emotional beats), but Glass Onion is nearly just as good. I truly hope we continue getting Benoit Blanc whodunnits for years to come.
*seen at the Alamo Drafthouse during its one week theatrical release
What do you get when you mix:
— a horribly miscast lead actor
— two throwaway lines/moments (that must have been filmed near the end of the shoot) to explain why the lead actor says every other word in a different accent
— a script that’s too afraid to swing for the fences
— a twist that neither makes sense, nor results in anything impactful, exciting, or haunting
— an unimaginative ending that pulls what little punch it had
A gorgeous, sweeping, tale of two lonely & guarded people encountering one another by chance - and finding connection in their passion for storytelling, drive for knowledge, and longing to be loved. Getting to experience them take the time to nurture trust in each other, and ultimately choosing to take their two solitudes and turn them into one was so special. And this is all with the visual grandiosity of George Miller’s previous films.
This movie isn’t for everyone (which of his films are?), but some of the takes I’ve been reading are ROUGH. I really dug this one!