"Sorry don't get it done, Dude"
I don't know why but I just love 80's gialli. They are generally less accomplished than their early 70's brethren but there is just an undeniable comfortable cheesiness about them that I adore. Lamberto Bava, of Demons fame (and son of gialli godfather Mario Bava) brings us his first of three poorly dubbed, wonkily acted, jankily edited, oddly scored, big haired, broad shouldered, high waisted, amazingly 80's murder fests....and yeah, it's pretty great. To be fair it's not like actually…
If you like the idea of watching three beautiful women in bikinis lazily go about their day swimming around, laying on craggy beach rocks, casually talk shit to each other and get verbally abused by their photographer friend then this is your jam! If you're looking for a giallo with bloody kills, a convoluted mystery, a black gloved killer or any of the other numerous tropes of the genre then this might not be your jam. I assure you though…
I wasn't expecting much besides a dumb action movie with Brad Pitt being charming and witty and that's exactly what I got, and I had a really good time with it! I also learned more about Thomas the Tank Engine than I could have ever dreamed and yet all I got out of it was that shitty people are Diesels and your best bro should always be the Thomas in your life.
Despite a total lack of sweaters and a 100% increase in Bautista banana hammocks, Glass Onion does exactly what one could hope for in a Knives Out sequel. With a highly entertaining mystery and a very funny script Rian Johnson proves that his Benoit Blanc detective, and superb portrayal of by Daniel Craig, is a worthy successor to the likes of Poirot, Marple, Holmes and Monk.
Is it as good as its predecessor, or better? It's hard to say with…