In 2019, the cinematic industry witnessed the premiere of one of the best films of that year, both cinematically and commercially. Of course it is Knives Out, directed by Rian Johnson. The movie had a significant success at the box office, grossing $311.4 million with just a $40 million budget. Besides having a brilliant cast, the film was also praised by the experts. Now, the sequel Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery (also directed by Johnson) will premiere on November 23rd, 2022. The project is not out in theaters yet, but it already has positive reviews like the first movie.
Knives Out (2019) follows the story of Harlan Thrombey (Christopher Plummer) a recognized crime novelist who is found dead after his 85th birthday party. Detective Benoit Black (Daniel Craig) is the one in charge to solve the case, as he investigates, Black untangles a ploy of alarming intentions. The upcoming film, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will narrate the story of Miles Bron (Edward Norton) a tech billionaire who invite his friends for a getaway on his private Greek island, the trip goes wrong when someone is found dead, like in the first movie, detective Benoit Black takes the case to solve it.
The cast has changed between both movies, the only actor remaining is Daniel Craig who plays as Detective Benoit Black, Glass Onion’s cast is formed by Daniel Craig, Edward Norton (Miles Bron), Janelle Monáe (Andi Brand), Kathyryn Hahn (Claire Debella), Leslie Odom Jr. (Lionel Toussaint), Kate Hudson (Birdie Jay), Dave Bautista (Duke Cody), among others.
In comparison with the first film, the cast was also formed by great actors such as Daniel Craig (Detective Benoit Black), Chris Evans (Ransom Drysdale), Ana de Armas (Marta Cabrera), Jamie Curtis Lee (Linda Drysdale), Michael Shannon (Walt Thrombey), Katherine Langford (Meg Thrombey), Toni Collette (Joni Thrombey), and so forth.
Knives out (2019) received positive reviews from the critics. Rotten Tomatoes gave the movie 97% out of 100% with 475 reviews, the public also left their opinion on the website and rated the movie with a solid 92%. IMDb has a commercial point of view, they are based on the public opinion of the people. The online database rated the film 7.9 out of 10. Knives Out scored at Metacritic 81% out of 100%.
Even though Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is not in theaters yet, it already has been reviewed by the experts, and it has high expectations like the first movie. These digits may be changing when the film premieres, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery debuted in Rotten Tomatoes with 88%, yet right now the movie has 91% out of 100%. The project at IMDb scored 8.1 out of 10 and Metacritic rated the film with 81% out of 100%.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery has high expectations since the first movie was a total success back in 2019. Even so, Knives Out was nominated 114 times, winning 52 of them; an Academy Award is also included on those nominations specifically the category “Best Original Screenplay”, however the film did not win the award.
If you have not watched Knives Out yet, the film can be found on different streaming platforms such as Netflix and HBO Max Spain. There is also the renting option on Apple TV, Prime Video and Vudu. Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery will be out in November, and it is confirmed that the movie will premiere on Netflix on December 23rd, 2022.