I don’t think—or, at least, I hope—that there will be room for much discussion if I confirm that ‘Daggers in the Back: The Mystery of the Glass Onion’ is one of the best movies of 2022. The upcoming film year has left us. and that, after revolutionizing the sub-genre of whodunnit Now with the first installment of the saga, Rian Johnson Has Done What Seemed Impossible: Reinvented What He’d Already Reinvented,
After watching this brilliant sequel, the only mystery left is whether Johnson the writer or Johnson the director is more talented. ‘Glass Onion’ Is a Masterclass in Writing and Staging -without disdaining the superb direction of photography by Steve Yedlin- and in addition to his screenplay, as precise as a surgeon’s pulse, we only have to take a look at it last shot of a feature film to check.
- This paragraph will contain spoilers for ‘Backstabbers: The Mystery of the Glass Onion’.
Eyes, Chico. He never tells a lie.
Seeing how he progressively puts all the pieces on the table in order to later assemble an impossible puzzle full of twists, surprises and turns makes it clear that Rian Johnson hasn’t left a single detail overlooked Nor has he plagiarized a single scene lightly, and the example I bring you below is a fine example of that.
After turning Abominable’s life and aspirations—and pretending to be far less intelligent than Edward Norton’s Miles Brown—and her revenge complete, Helen Brand rests on a bench next to Benoit Blanc, Jo asks him are you ready to go home. Helen just keeps quiet, breaking the fourth wall – or is she? With a direct view of the camera. Which adds up to an essential component in the film’s narrative.
it’s no one else The Mona Lisa that Miles has in the living room of his luxurious complexAnd that he describes his guests in a way that you can read below before a new display of arrogance.
“When I was six, my mother took me to Paris. The first time I saw it, it changed my life. Da Vinci invented a technique that left no trace on paper, so every Every time you look at him his expression changes. Now you can see him smiling, now not. Is he happy? Is he sad? Neither one nor the other? What you thought was something simple Suddenly takes on layers and a depth so complex it’s dizzying.”
Once these words are spoken, the montage automatically cuts to A reaction shot of Helen, who answers succinctly with a stoic face “really impresses”, But what does all this have to do with the finishing touches on ‘The Mystery of the Glass Onion’? As expected the key lies in none other than our hero’s look.
The last shot of the film is a direct reference to the work of Leonardo da Vinci, which, despite the plot’s overwhelming resolution, aura of obscurity who has exposed all kinds of doctrines; This includes him revealing that the twins never existed and that Helen is actually Andy. an unnecessary inference born of what is undoubtedly The icing on the cake cooked by a master of his trade,