Forward of availability on Netflix subsequent month, Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller is at the moment in theaters for a restricted one-week launch. It’s a nuanced movie, however one of many extra intelligent issues was how Rian Johnson escaped one thing that the director mentioned was “gonna screw [him] on the following thriller film. Some spoilers about Glass Onion under.
Again in February 2020, Johnson shared how “dangerous guys can not have iPhones on digital camera” and quipped how “Each single filmmaker who has a foul man of their film that’s speculated to be a secret desires to homicide me proper now” for the reveal.
Apple, they allow you to use iPhones in films, however, and that is very pivotal, for those who’re ever watching a thriller film, dangerous guys can not have iPhones on digital camera.
Within the 2019 movie, Apple is listed within the “producers wish to thank” part of the tip credit. The character performed by Chris Evans prominently makes use of an Android cellphone (in addition to Chrome and Proton Mail). Everybody else had an iPhone and quite a lot of folks have been carrying an Apple Watch.
Within the sequel, which was a part of an intense bidding war with Apple and Amazon earlier than Netflix received, you see that lots of the characters are utilizing Android-powered Samsung foldables. We see a number of Galaxy Fold and Flip gadgets actively utilized by the primary forged.
Dave Bautista’s character was on the Fold, whereas Kathryn Hahn’s had a Flip. Kate Hudson’s additionally used a standard Galaxy S smartphone. Some liberties might need been taken by way of system generations with barely newer fashions — to my eye — used than what was obtainable when the film was set in mid-2020.
The large utilization of non-iPhone gadgets seemingly serves a number of functions. First, to fulfill that Apple edict (in additional methods than one…), but in addition to confuse watchers conscious of “dangerous guys can not have iPhones on digital camera.” On the identical time, Johnson desires us to be suspicious of the primary forged and their non-iPhone utilization seemingly confirms that.
There’s additionally a fourth objective (the opposite, greater means Glass Onion escapes ‘dangerous guys can not use iPhones’), however I’d reasonably not spoil that till extra folks can watch the film.
In the meantime, the iPad Professional makes a humorous look and namecheck by Daniel Craig and Edward Norton. Different notable and mildly spoiler-y tech inclusions embrace:
- Daniel Craig — in a tub — taking part in (and being dangerous at) Amongst Us with Natasha Lyonne, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Angela Lansbury, and Stephen Sondheim.
- YouTube and Twitch livestreams.
- Heavy, if not central to the plot, utilization of Google Alerts by Dave Bautista.
- A pivotal (fictional) information article from The Verge.
Glass Onion: A Knives Out Thriller is coming to Netflix on December 23.
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