It’s the most wonderful time of the year they say. This can be true but the days leading up to it…yikes! We’re all just trying to ease into the holiday break and it’s just not happening.
Remember though, the holidays don’t need to be perfect because they won’t be. Being with family and friends, sharing a meal and laughs, making memories…that is what will truly make those spirits bright. Need something to watch with your family all cozied up under a blanket with some hot cocoa? Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is streaming on Netflix this Friday!
Going from Amazon Prime to Netflix, the sequel to the murder mystery promises to be even better than the first! Daniel Craig is back in his role as Detective Benoit Blanc, ready to take on a whole new murder mystery. A rich billionaire invites Craig to a Greek island where he is throwing a private party/getaway for his friends. And then, of course, someone is murdered. Edward Norton, Janelle Monáe, Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom Jr., Jessica Henwick, Madelyn Cline, Kate Hudson, and Dave Bautista all join the cast of friends to Edward Norton’s character Miles Bron. A bunch of friends on an island in one mansion and there’s a murder? What else can possibly go wrong or happen?
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The movie’s director, Rian Johnson, talks about how this movie is even better than the first and the similarities and differences between the two:
“This one is probably a little more [Dr.] Strangelove-y than Knives Out. It’s a little bit more of a satire. And the essence of it, because of the structure of it, it’s a little bit more of a mystery farce than Knives Out. The phrase I kept coming back to and talking about the first movie is, ‘It’s a roller coaster and not a crossword puzzle.
It’s a common mistake in writing whodunits, thinking that you’re making a crossword puzzle, and that the fun is that the audience is actually going to analyse all this and figure it out. I know when I’m reading or watching a whodunit, I always let go of the notion of figuring it out about a third of the way through it.
Under the umbrella of the whodunnit she wrote spy thrillers, proto-slasher horrors, serial killer hunts, gothic romances, psychological character studies, [and] glam travelogues. When I made Knives Out, that’s what excited me about the prospect of making more mysteries with Daniel as Benoit Blanc — to emulate Christie and have every film be like a whole new book, with its own tone, ambition, [and] reason for being.”Rian Johnson
So, will this be all hype or will this actually be a good movie? It’s up to us to decide it seems. However you spend your holidays, be safe and enjoy being with the ones you love. And get some rest! We all need a break from the chaos of our everyday lives. Happy Holidays and Happy New Year!
Want more Netflix? Here’s a list of everything streaming the last two weeks of the year.