Glass Onion

Glass Onion ★★★½

I was actually enjoying this more than the first film until maybe the last 10 minutes or so. The cast is pretty fantastic (although I'm getting a bit tired of the Kathryn Hahn thing) and their meshing together is really what makes this so fun (as it's what made the last film fun). Humor is very similar, many jokes about snobby out-of-touch rich people, the absurdity of extreme political leanings, and a sloppy murder in the middle of it all. Doesn't do a whole lot to try and feel new or separate from the first, just does some things better and other things worse. I think the murder is more interesting (and funnier) in Glass Onion, I like the characters slightly more in Knives Out, and ultimately I think the most important thing--the payoff--is kind of fumbled in Glass Onion. There isn't much satisfaction with the resolution the way there is in Knives Out, which I feel is the most important part of these goofy murder mysteries. Kindly allow Rian Johnson to continue making these forever, I'm excited to see where his brain takes this character next.

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