yves ^-^’s review published on Letterboxd:
I really liked Knives Out and I thought it would be impossible for Rian Johnson to enhance Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery with the same kind of magic. Unfortunately, I was wrong because this movie blew me away in the most exhilarating and hilarious way imaginable.
It is such a delight to see Daniel Craig reprise his role as the world‘s greatest detective with so much charisma, humor and passion and I strongly believe that both movies wouldn’t have succeed as much if he wouldn’t have been casted.
The setup and punchlines are quite literally the same if you look closer, but I honestly prefer the whole setting and, this might be controversial, but the whole cast in general. Don’t get me wrong, I absolutely love Ana de Armas, Toni Colette, Lakeith Stanfield, Chris Evans and all other actors involved, but the supporting cast in this one was so much more entertaining, suitable and harmonizing in my eyes. Not every single character is as interesting and profound as Miles Bron, but they had so much more distinct personalities and their own unique purposes.
The cinematography is as great as the first one, it might even build upon it. The zooms, the push-ins, the wide angles, the overdramatic slow motions, it‘s all there and I absolutely love it.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery does everything and more what you expect from a sequel: It has a highly charismatic cast, effective and thoughtful direction, a great script (although it‘s very reminiscent of the first one) and an utterly beloved and comedic lead.