I liked the first Knives Out a lot because it felt like a warm homage to all those Agatha Christie novels that I like (books and movies): it got an interesting case and setting, a well playing cast, a fine production. Glass Onion is a little different - the story/crime is for
sure not that interesting or complex and there is a far stronger emphasis on comedy. One could dare to say that Glass Onion is more of a parody than a "real" crime case. The first movie got a straight 8, this one, did entertain me too (despite some lengthy parts) - but compared to the first movie, Glass Onion is for sure a big step in the wrong direction (for my taste) - it reminds me a lot of those mediocre attempts of Kenneth Brannagh's to revive Hercule Poirot. Also I do not like the ending at all, too a certain degree it is just a stupid one. Hopefully, the next one focuses again more on a complex crime case and its build up and last but not least, a real interesting and surprising ending like the first one got.
Reviewed by Leofwine_draca3 / 10
Not one for mystery fans
As a mystery lover, this one disappointed me. The first movie, KNIVES OUT, was a reasonable reworking of the murder mystery genre but this one merely copies that and forget to be a mystery in its own right. It instead becomes an open satire of the mega rich and a certain Twitter-owning individual in particular, which is fine, but I couldn't help but feel this was missold. The first half is enjoyable, Craig's broad performance in particular a hoot, but then we start breaking all of the rules and overflowing with cliches. There's an excruciating fifty-minute flashback, a cheesy twin twist, and even the old saved-by-a-bullet-hitting-something-in-their-pocket moment, which I openly groaned at. As for the mindlessly destructive climax, is this the best they could come up with?
Reviewed by Top_Dawg_Critic7 / 10
Fun, but not as good as the first one.
The casting and performances by all were outstanding, especially Bautista and Norton, and I really liked the setting in Greece, but I feel the ending ruined what could've been a better sequel. There certainly was some creative ideas in the narrative, and even though the start was slow and tedious, it did get better when Benoit Blanc started to unravel the mystery. However, the unravelling was too as-a-matter-of-factly and too convenient in its set-up. And normally I'd be fine with that, because the few twists were a nice touch, but then right after the mystery was solved, the ridiculous antics just became too unbelievable and quite frankly, unnecessary. Still, and enjoyable one-time watch, especially if you enjoyed the first one.