Screenwriter and film director Rian Johnson will forever be tied to his small independent film ‘Star Wars: Episode VIII – The Last Jedi.’ For those who have seen the movie and who have followed the fan reaction to it, there’s certainly been a mixed response, to say the least. And this extends to the cast, with Mark Hamill and Daisy Ridley sharing their thoughts on the plot as well as understanding the strong fan reactions from 10,000 feet/the movie theater seat.
As a ‘Star Wars’ movie fan, ‘The Last Jedi’ was good in parts and not so great in parts concerning individual scenes, characters, dialogue, and overall plot points and major plot decisions.
Returning back to Rian Johnson, he has written the screenplay and directed a murder mystery movie that takes place in a spooky mansion. This movie with a star-studded cast has the tone of the 2017 adaptation of ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ sans train with some four-letter words and a hint of fun circa the 1985 murder mystery classic ‘Clue.’
‘Knives Out’ Cast:
- Daniel Craig
- Jamie Lee Curtis
- Christopher Plummer
- Chris Evans
- Toni Collette
- Don Johnson
- Michael Shannon
- Lakeith Stanfield
- Ana de Armas
Check out the brand new official trailer for ‘Knives Out.’
(FYI – There’s a rant with a four-letter word that starts with the letter “s”)
‘Knives Out’ looks — admittedly on a less consequential scale — like it will be just as divisive as ‘The Last Jedi’ with audiences concerning how the writing and plot twists play out by the end. Is it intended to be goofy, serious or a gutsy combination of the two? ‘Clue’ is the gold standard for a murder mystery movie with thrills and humor intertwined just so perfectly.
We’ll find out if Rian Johnson’s aptly titled ‘Knives Out’ set for a Thanksgiving release date will carve up a winner.
Maybe Rian Johnson included a scene that was a future wish of Marshall in ‘How I Met Your Mother’?
The opportunity is right there for ‘The Last Jedi’ director. I’m sure he still has access to a lightsaber…