Gorko Entertainment Editor Mitchell Kennedy dissects the new Netfochs film, Gas Onion: Into The Nebula, featuring Craig Daniel in a reprise of his role of Benwah Blahnkensheep.
SPOILER ALERTS: YES, MITCHELL DESCRIBES ENTIRE MOVIE INCLUDING THE FACT THAT BENWAH IS ACTUALLY THE KILLER
TRIGGER WARNINGS: FRENCH, F’RANCH, A RANCH, UNDERPANTS, RED CANS
This is not a movie I would recommend strongly to parents of young children due to its use of strong language: nearly the entire movie was shot in a foreign language called French (pronounced F’ranch) and will be entirely unintelligible to the average American. If you like your movies homegrown, well this gassy onion may not be your cup of vino.
To the casual observer the plot of Gas Onion is that of a typical whodunnit: Billionaire (try spelling THAT ten times fast!) Jiffy Simmons invites world-famous murder investigator Benwah Blankensheep (this is F’ranch for Benoit Blankenship) to his private island, where the body of Jiffy’s ex-wife Jammy Spazzerela and her most recent lover Chuck wash ashore, apparently innocently drowned while out rowing. Benwah however notices strange marks on the couple’s necks and puts two and two together: they have been murdered by a jealous Jiffy Simmons, swinging a paddle, and dumped in the drink.
The movie actually continues after the big reveal for another 2 hours, which time however @Todd and I redeemed by simultaneously watching another, better movie called Glass Onion: Knives Out, which unfortunately acting EIC Raddy informed me he had no interest in us reviewing for The Gorko.
Yet here we are.
Gas Onion is NOT a brilliant adaptation of the Agathie Christie Hercule Piorot installment in which a group of friends in invited to a mysterious jungle island to play a deadly (ha, get it) murder mystery ‘game’. No, Gas Onion is a totally different movie, one that does NOT feature Craig Daniel (Ampersat Todd always confused C.D.’s first and last name, ha ha ha ha ha ha, complaining that he has two first names so what does it matter anywho) back in the guise of Inspector Poirot somewhere in Greece. The movie does NOT refer to the famous Beatles song Glass Onion because the name of THIS movie is Gas Onion and is a reference to one common symptom of victims of arsenic poisoning: the farting.
Glass Onion gets 5 out of 5 puppies. It is entirely in English.
One puppy out of five.
ABOUT MITCHELL KENNEDY
Mitchell Kennedy (M.F.A. Film Studies 1984, Leonard University) is the Gorko entertainment editor. He writes the weekly film column Mitch’s Movie Mash with his puppy Ampersat Todd.