Before it’s available on Netflix next month, Glass Onion: Takes the mystery out of the cutlery It is currently in cinemas for a limited one-week release. It’s a subtle movie, but one of the cleverest things about it is how Rian Johnson got away with something the director said “I’m going to screw up.” [him] In the next mystery movie. Some spoilers Around glass onion less.
Back in February 2020, Johnson shared how “bad guys can’t get iPhones on camera” and teased how “every filmmaker has a bad guy in their movie that’s supposed to be a secret who wants to kill me now” in order to reveal.
Apple, they let you use iPhones in movies, but, and this is very pivotal, if you’re watching a mystery movie, the bad guys can’t get iPhones on camera.
In the 2019 film, Apple is listed in the “Producers would like to thank” section of the end credits. The character played by Chris Evans prominently uses an Android phone (in addition to Chrome and Proton Mail). Everyone else had an iPhone and more than a few people wore an Apple Watch.
In the sequel, which was part of an intense bidding war with Apple and Amazon before the Netflix win, it sees several characters using Samsung’s Android foldable devices. We see several Galaxy Fold and Flip devices actively used by the main cast.
Dave Bautista’s character was on the fold, while Kathryn Hahn had heart. Kate Hudson also used a regular Galaxy S smartphone. Some liberties may have been taken in terms of generations of devices with slightly newer models being – in my opinion – more used than was available when the movie came out in mid-2020.
The widespread use of devices other than iPhones is likely to serve several purposes. First, to satisfy an Apple edict (in more ways than one…), but also to confuse viewers who understand “bad guys can’t get iPhones on camera.” At the same time, Johnson wants us to suspect the main cast and their use of a non-iPhone seems to confirm that.
There is also a fourth target (the other, larger road glass onion Runaway villains can’t use iPhones), but I’d rather not spoil this so more people can see the movie.
Meanwhile, the iPad Pro appears with humor and name checks by Daniel Craig and Edward Norton. Others are noticeable and moderate spoiler p Technical additions include:
- Daniel Craig – In the Bathtub – plays (and was bad at) Among Us with Natasha Lyonne, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Angela Lansbury, and Stephen Sondheim.
- Live broadcast on YouTube and Twitch.
- Heavy use, if not central to the plot, of Google Alerts by Dave Bautista.
- Pivotal (fictional) news article from The Verge.
Glass Onion: Takes the mystery out of the cutlery Coming to Netflix December 23rd.
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