But the beauty of Glass Onion, in a similar fashion to Knives Out, is that it’s a single-serving Benoit Blanc story that can lead to a completely new murder mystery for this beloved sleuth, allowing Rian Johnson and Daniel Craig to continue making giddily delightful movies such as this “until (Daniel) blocks me on his phone,” as the director joked during the film’s world premiere at the Toronto International Film Festival.
Glass Onion has a better story than Knives Out. And that’s saying something, because the reason audiences enjoyed Knives Out so much was because of the twisty plot and colorful characters that Rian Johnson concocted for his murder mystery.
Going into Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, part of me feared that Johnson was doing a follow up to his incredibly popular and critically acclaimed Knives Out because he had to.
Rian Johnson doesn’t come close to rehashing the original, or coasting by on the momentum generated by Knives Out.