I liked this less the second time around. Less a film than it is an intellectual exercise, Glass Onion is a series of clues without a coherent mystery to put them in. By the time the mystery is revealed, so is the inevitable solution, and the audience feels cheated out of any participation. 

I’m also becoming less and less convinced of our current Eat the Rich genre films. These days, it feels like we’re blaming individual rich people, rather than the systems that sustain them. It feels akin to blaming people for driving cars, rather than blaming the auto manufacturers and the politicians that enable them. To me, it feels like a high school essay rather than real critical thought.

Anyway, that Rian Johnson guy sure knows what he’s doing with light and staging. Somebody should let him make a Star Wars movie.

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