Writing Prompts: Extend Your Participation in Social Media Trends Into a Post

I don’t really know where to begin here. My social media activities don’t particularly lend themselves to lengthy blog posts. I don’t tend to follow trending posts either. As of the day of writing this (the 27th of December), Boxing Day is trending on Twitter. I’m not participating in Twitter threads on that trend.

Piers Morgan is trending. I have zero interest in getting involved in any discussions involving that particular odious toad. Brexit is trending, and I have spoken at considerable length of that mistake. If I were to pick a trend, the only current trend that might interest me involves Glass Onion, the follow-up to murder mystery film Knives Out.

The film itself is thoroughly watchable, if not incredible. Daniel Craig’s Benoit Blanc character is a fun, somewhat flamboyant, charming southerner, and I dare say British actor Craig has nailed the accent several times now, in Knives Out, and in Logan Lucky too. In terms of Glass Onion, the film is much like the vegetable. There are layers of intrigue, a number of overlapping motives for murder, and upon reading of it on social media, there is certainly a level of mockery, directed at billionaire figures like Elon Musk. The message is that someone does not need to be smart to become rich, which is very true. Ambitious, ruthless, and on occasion, cruel? Yup.

I don’t know if I can call this film better than the first one, as it is in fact quite different, in location and style. I can’t call it a sequel, it’s more of a… loose connection. I’d go as far to say that you don’t need to see the first one to understand this one. Both are good, they’re just different.

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