Everything Everywhere All at Once movie review - Aussieboyreviews
DOES EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE HAVE EVERYTHING GO EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE?
Before you see this adventurous action-comedy, just know that the action is everywhere… all at once. This movie lives up to its title; it’s weird, funny and delivers a good time.
When an interuniversal rupture unravels reality, a Chinese immigrant who co-owns a laundromat must save the world by exploring other dimensions with the other lives she could’ve lead and fighting the bizarre dangers from the multiverse.
Director: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Cast: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong, Jamie Lee Curtis, Jenny Slate, Harry Shum Jr.
Writer: Daniel Kwan, Daniel Scheinert
Release Date (Australia): 14 April 2022
Runtime: 139 minutes/2h 19m
Genre: Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comedy
Language: English, Mandarin, Cantonese
CONTENT GUIDE (warning: May contain spoilers)
The film contains science fiction themes and instances of crude humour.
The film contains comedic violence in the form of fight scenes, combat and shooting that sometimes feature blood sprays.
The film includes use of coarse language, including the words “f**k” and “s**t”.
There are comedic fight scenes that feature the use of realistic dildos as weapons.
The film contains crude depictions of sex toys being used as weapons during fight scenes.
R (for some violence, sexual material and language)
Aussie boy's thoughts
Everything Everywhere All at Once literally places everything everywhere all at once. As a result, it’s just a big, dizzy and prolonged adventure-comedy with lots of humour, touching morals and imaginative messes. There’s also frequent changes between spoken languages that can be slippery to catch up with and it would’ve been best at a runtime of under 2 hours, but 110 minutes or more would do the trick. So like most people would highly disagree on and be able to make fair points that overshadow the not-so-great things in the film, it’s a bit of an overrated movie, but is it worth watching?
If you have plenty of free time on your hands, Everything Everywhere All at Once is an action-adventure-comedy loaded with plenty of imaginative sci-fi stuff written and directed by Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert. Their film is very trippy, original and completely weird, which is the entire point. It centres on an interesting but aging Chinese woman who happens to be an unlikely hero as she must fight the creative dangers of the multiverse to save the world. Give it a shot, because it’s either something you’ll love or hate, and you can usually tell the pacing at the halfway point.
This movie presents a ton of extremely weird, utterly strange and very trippy visuals and effects during the main character’s insane adventure. And it’s really just an adventure film, although there’s frequent moments that are brutally hilarious, like the hot dog fingers and the other crazy stuff. Thankfully, the story is original and that makes sure to entertain you. But to look at the touching elements, this movie does shed light on some parent-child issues and leaves very nicely. Watch this film is you are looking for a bizarrely weird adventure-comedy, but it’s just overhyped.
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