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I believe that this was one of if not the best movie of the year! Easily one of if not the best mysteries of the decade! *Spoilers ahead* Not to brag but around 30 minutes into the movie I picked up on some of the extremely small details which led me to figure out the twist, though it was very satisfying to watch my ideas play out! When Marta has a flashback to the death of Mr. Thrombey some minor details on screen, if noticed, revealed the entire twist of the story. Despite Marta saying he would of exhibited symptoms very quickly Thrombey prominently states his confusion when he notices none of the symptoms. This line is very well blended into the story; for those who pay extra attention you would of realized that his statement must of meant the medicine was swapped, but despite it being there the way they casual mention it make it seem so minor and unrelated to the story that it went right over most peoples heads. I very much enjoyed the stylistic choices in the story and hope that this will inspire a whole new series of murder-mystery films!
Do not get me wrong, the technical achievements of this movie were amazing! The acting, editing, filming, and casting were exceeded my expectations, that is why I believe it got such good critic ratings. Despite that I found the overarching story uncomfortable, confusing, and packed with too much information. I would not recommend seeing it in theaters, to me it seems like a waste of money, it may be worth the time if you wait for streaming. The movie tries to seem smart by overstuffing the story with different details, *minor spoilers* an affair, potential illness, related to the enemy, etc... Many of those details never truly pay off, if I were to write the movie I would feel as though either ditching the potential illness or making it a major part of the story (does he does he not) would of made it much more interesting. They do something smart at the end of the movie, though I'm unsure if it was intentional or not. If you pay attention to the way the locking mechanism works in the jewelry shop you will notice that it is impossible to get out without someone staying inside (unless you know the passcode) *major spoilers* That means when Adam Sandler's character is killed the killers have no way out. I feel as though this is cheapened by the fact they knock the item helping the buzzing system work out. It makes me feel as though they thought the viewer would not pick up on the earlier drilled in details and instead attempt to dumb it down. The movie could of been much better if the writing and story boarding was more consistent and if they spent more time planning out what the story was really about.
If you enjoyed the first two movies I would say it is worth watching. The first two acts do not include as much of Mr. Glass as I would hope but the execution of the first two acts is pretty good! The third act is where the movie falls apart, though I somewhat enjoyed the ideas and writing behind the ending, the overall execution seemed rushed. Details could have been hinted at earlier, making the end of movie reveal less jarring. Simple changes could of significantly improved this movie, it seems as though they rushed the production of the movie, especially the third act. I believe that was a mistake, moving the release back would of been a better decision.