If you’re anything like us then you will have been very excited about the release of the new Knives Out film Glass Onion which dropped on Netflix last week, on December 23. The sequel to the original 2019 film sees Daniel Craig return as detective Benoit Blanc, who has a brand new case to solve.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery sees Benoit travel to a Greek island he appears to have been invited to by billionaire Miles Bron, who is hosting his annual get together for his friends. However, everything is not quite what it seems, as one of the guests turns up dead and now everyone is a suspect. Yep, we can’t wait to dive into this one.
The film was released in cinemas at the end of November and is now available on Netflix in the UK. Despite the film receiving great reviews, there’s one aspect of the movie viewers aren’t quite so keen on…
Glass Onion is set during the summer of 2020 and therefore is set in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, and viewers really aren’t happy about the pandemic being included.
One fan wrote on Twitter: ‘Not Glass Onion being set in a pandemic 😭’
And another said: ‘#GlassOnion did NOT need to take place during covid… always hate when shows/films do it, especially now that we’re two years past it. Didn’t add anything to it, just made it worse honestly.’
And another simply said: ‘Covid exists in Glass Onion 💔 💔 💔 💔’
So why was the pandemic included in the film? Well Kate Hudson, who stars as model Birdie Jay in the movie, explained in an interview with Entertainment Weekly, having the movie set in the pandemic was a great way to explore the characters more.
She goes onto explain the different ways the characters wear their masks says a lot about them.
‘The great reference in this is how we all wear masks. You got Lionel (Leslie Odom Jr.), [the scientist] showing up double-masked. I’m showing up with, like, a lace or mesh mask. Claire (Kathryn Hahn) is showing up with it hanging down like a chin strap. Benoit Blanc (Daniel Craig) has a very chic and tight mask.’
This makes so much sense!
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery is available to stream on Netflix now