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Glass onion: A Knives out Mystery Netflix

Glass onion: A Knives out Mystery Netflix
Glass onion: A Knives out Mystery Netflix


Tech billionaire Miles Bron invites his friends for a getaway on his private Greek island. When someone turns up dead, Detective Benoit Blanc is put on the case.

Glass Onion: A Knives out Mystery Plot

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery Netflix. Miles Bron, the wealthy co-founder of the technological business Alpha, chooses to hold a murder mystery game at his house, the Glass Onion, on his private island in Greece, during the COVID-19 epidemic in May 2020. He invites five friends: men’s rights streamer Duke Cody, former Alpha CEO and cofounder Cassandra “Andi” Brand, controversial fashion designer Birdie Jay, Connecticut governor Claire Debella, and Alpha head scientist Lionel Toussaint. Along with Birdie’s helper Peg and Duke’s girlfriend Whiskey, other guests include renowned detective Benoit Blanc. Derol, a buddy of Miles’ who is “going through some difficulties” and is not participating in the party, is also on the island.

Miles wonders why Blanc is there since he didn’t invite him, but he lets him remain because he thinks another visitor made up the invitation. Blanc sees Duke watching Whiskey in bed with Miles and overhears Peg ask Miles about a PR statement he wants Birdie to write. Miles discloses that the Glass Onion is powered by “Klear,” a hydrogen-based alternative fuel that Alpha will launch in a week, ignoring Lionel and Claire’s safety worries, and displays the Mona Lisa, which he has on loan from the Louvre.

Andi leaves the main party area as a result of the stress caused by Blanc’s quick resolution of Miles’ makeshift murder case. Following a drink from Miles’ glass, Duke died all of a sudden, and the alarmed gang immediately suspects Andi. Duke’s pistol got missing, and as the group realized this, the electricity went out, causing everyone to scatter. When Blanc locates Andi, she is shot by an elusive attacker. Blanc meets the remaining members of the group and declares that he has found the killer of Andi.

An extensive flashback reveals that Andi had passed away, purportedly by suicide, a week prior to the trip, and that Helen, Andi’s twin sister, hired Blanc to look into her passing. Because Andi had stopped working on Klear at Alpha out of concern for safety, Miles had her removed as CEO. To support this action, their friends lied under oath, saying that Miles had come up with the idea for Alpha on his own, years earlier, on a piece of paper.

But Andi later located the original napkin on which she had jotted down the concept and sent the group an email with a picture of the proof. Helen has a suspicion that someone in the gang killed Andi to keep her reputation intact and win Miles’ favor. As Andi’s passing was not yet widely known, Blanc proposed that Helen pose as Andi at Miles’ party, helping him investigate.

Glass Onion: A Knives out Mystery Netflix, Helen assists Blanc in identifying the reasons why each member of the group is protecting Miles from Andi: Lionel and Claire have already staked their reputations on Klear, Miles is financially saving Birdie from the consequences of using child labor, and Duke is using Whiskey to seduce Miles in exchange for a position at Alpha News.

Helen also learns that on the day of Andi’s passing, all four other visitors went to her house. In order to look in the guest rooms for Andi’s napkin, Helen interrupts the party. Andi is shot, but the bullet is stopped by the journal in her jacket pocket. Blanc then informs the other guests that she has died, giving Andi the chance to conclude the search at Miles’ office.

Blanc explains his inference that Miles committed both killings. Duke witnessed Miles’ automobile leaving Andi’s house as he killed her after discovering she had the napkin. Duke believed Miles was accountable after information about Andi’s death was finally made public online at the party and made an effort to blackmail him in order to appear on Alpha News. This spurred Miles to poison him by taking advantage of his pineapple allergy and steal Duke’s gun so he could shoot Helen. The group learns Andi’s true identity (and means of survival) when Helen finds her original napkin in Miles’ office. But Miles burns the napkin, getting rid of the proof against him.

Miles’ buddies join Helen as she destroys his glass sculptures out of cathartic rage. The glass onion is destroyed when Helen starts a bonfire and throws Klear into it. Helen exposes the Mona Lisa to the flames while Blanc and Derol observe from the beach. The gang decides to testify against Klear for his crimes after realizing that destroying the picture will disclose that he is a danger.

Cast and Crew

Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (titled onscreen as simply “Glass Onion”) is a 2022 American mystery film written and directed by Rian Johnson and produced by Johnson and Ram Bergman. It is the sequel to the 2019 film Knives Out, with Daniel Craig reprising his role as master detective Benoit Blanc as he takes on a new case revolving around tech billionaire Miles Bron (played by Edward Norton) and Bron’s closest friends. The ensemble cast also includes Janelle MonáeKathryn HahnLeslie Odom Jr.Jessica HenwickMadelyn ClineKate Hudson, and Dave Bautista.

Rating and Review

Glass Onion: A Knives out Mystery Netflix is a beautiful masterpiece drizzled with suspense and good tempo. It conjures the power of systematic progression for a story, and a disappointing declination at it’s peak. Hellen travelled down to the island with a portable recorder and didn’t make use of it at the vital point when she needed it so much. She already had the idea of how sneaky of a person Miles is, having the recorder stuffed on her every time could have given her the much needed evidence that will send Miles to prison, instead of banking on unreliable humans that once failed her twin sister, Andi in court.

Glass Onion: A Knives out Mystery Netflix look too predictable, compare to it’s predecessor sequel. At every point of climax while watching, I could guess what was happening and what might happen next. It’s suspence thriller, and I believe it didn’t live much to that expectation. Glass Onion: A Knives out Mystery Netflix is a good movie that stood tall amidst it’s peers when it comes to technicals and story telling. We will be rating 3.5 out of 5stars. If you will like to see some other reviews, you can check here. Thanks for reading through.

Olayinka Johnson is a Nigeria born Filmmaker, Film lover, Film critic, 3d artist and an Animator. Born and bred in the heart of Lagos during the mid 80’s. His love for story telling made him ventured into the act of Filmmaking thereby learning from the Industry expert. He has worked on various productions(Musical videos, TV Programs, and Films) as a hired crew member and have also produced and directed some Short Films for himself.

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