Published On: Wed, Dec 28th, 2022

The One ‘Glass Onion’ Moment That Was Just Too Real

Birdie played by Kate Hudson in 'Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery' saying "Oh, it's so dumb, it's brilliant." Image: Netflix.

This weekend the highly anticipated sequel to Knives Out, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery, was released to Netflix after a few weeks at the box office. Like the first entry to Detective Benoit Blanc’s work history, this story provided a mystery alongside sharp critiques of class, gender, and race. There are many moments (especially if you follow political discourse) that can accidentally take the viewer out of the movie because writer/director Rian Johnson went there. (In some ways more than the first film because there’s no benevolent Harlan Thrombey.) However, one moment in particular was too much for me because of one character’s depiction of the pervasive myth in defense of the ultra-wealthy.

Spoilers for Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery.

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