Welcome to February's 28 Days Of Sequels! Every day throughout February one of our VIPers (Jenn, Susan Or Melanie) with occasional comments from the others will present a movie sequel complete with a trailer!
The big difference with this list is they aren't all winners that we loved. Some were disappointments and some just trainwrecks. Hollywood is short on original ideas so when one hits big, they milk it for all its worth and squeeze it dry. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
Day 6 - Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery - Melanie
When "Knives Out" hit Netflix back in 2019 it was an instant hit and created the sort of buzz that movies dream of. Excellent cast, unusual twists, a real throw back to the "whodunnit" days of movie making.
Sadly, as with all successful movies these days they decided to go for round two. Let me start this part by saying that the writers DID NOT in any way WANT to link the two movies together, despite them having the same detective, but Netflix was worried without the "Knives Out" branding, the limited movie theater release they had planned may not go so well.
For me, this movie was a bust. As with so many things they took all the great parts from the first movie, and went way bigger with the second, and messed it up. In my opinion the best scene was almost a little throw away one featuring Hugh Grant and prompting the internet to say they would like to see THAT as a movie (I actually agree).
Would it have made a difference if they hadn't named it as part of the Knives Out series - I am honestly not sure. I am positive I still wouldn't have liked it as a movie, BUT, I probably wouldn't have cared enough to bitch about it due to expectations after the epic first one being dashed.
Have you seen it? What did you think?
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