A RIAN JOHNSON WHODUNIT.
Tech billionaire Miles Bron (Edward Norton) invites a group of friends over to a Greek island for a murder mystery game where he will play the victim; also present is the great detective Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig). The sequel to Knives Out (2019) presents a new star-studded cast and a fresh mystery för Blanc, one that initially holds your attention thanks to clever ideas by Rian Johnson, both in his script and visual concept. The second half of the film is less impressive, in spite of the explosive finale. A hugely enjoyable cast, led by Craig, but complemented by Janelle Monáe’s intriguing dual role and Norton’s swaggering billionaire.
2022-U.S. 139 min. Color. Written and directed by Rian Johnson. Cinematography: Steve Yedlin. Cast: Daniel Craig (Benoit Blanc), Edward Norton (Miles Bron), Janelle Monáe (Helen Brand/Cassandra ”Andi” Brand), Kathryn Hahn, Leslie Odom, Jr., Kate Hudson… Dave Bautista. Voice of Joseph Gordon-Levitt. Cameos: Ethan Hawke, Hugh Grant, Angela Lansbury, Stephen Sondheim, Natasha Lyonne, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Serena Williams, Yo-Yo Ma.
Trivia: Dedicated to Sondheim and Lansbury who both passed away some time after filming their cameos.