Everything Everywhere All at Once

Directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert a.k.a “Daniels” have been hard at work since their first release “The Swiss Man” back in 2016 which took the media and industry by storm and now they returned with another gem, “Everything Everywhere All at Once.”


Without a doubt, this is by far my favorite film so far for the year 2022 and we’re only halfway through but what this movie represents and tries to show to the audience is certainly the most profound and emotional tear jerker I’ve seen all year.
The film as a whole seems complicated at first but what you may have missed and found hard to understand is in the name of the film. Everything, Everywhere, it’s all connected.
Before I get into the depths of the film I want to share some of the most memorable moments for me in the film, first off, “Waymond Wang” played by (Ke Huy Quan). What an amazing actor, the way he was able to change his persona in an instant still marvels me even now, perhaps due to the latest Marvel Studio actor that’s been making headlines in “Moon Knight” or perhaps because of how simple it was to understand the multiverse in this film rather than in “Doctor Strange 2”.
When Waymond first started eating the lip balm I was confused and intrigued at the same time but I started to comprehend later that doing the most ludicrous thing is what made you bring out the best of you.
And it doesn’t get any weirder than when I saw two men try to put an object in their butt to gain a fighting advantage over “Evelyn Quan Wang” played by (Michelle Yeoh) was probably the most outrageous thing I had ever seen in film and yet even though that particular scene will never be forgotten, creatively – it was genius.
Everything Everywhere All at Once is everything; it’s full of humor, plagued with controversy to solve, depth of mystery murder, and plenty of action, especially for those who love Kung-Fu films.
The way the film switches between all-out humor in one instance and then serious in the very next moment blows my mind with its fantastic pacing. It doesn’t hide the fact where everything goes wrong and where everything is leading to but watching it unfold is part of the beauty of the film itself.
This movie is so beautifully written, no one person can tell you they came to the same conclusion at the end of the film, and to think the film took place mostly in one area is jaw-dropping really.
Now to explain what “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is trying to tell its audience is fairly simple to understand, however, I think it’s harder to understand for people with a narcissist lol…
So our main character of the film, Evelyn goes on a crazy journey throughout numerous universes and she gets to experience her life in these universes, the good, the bad, and the ugly sides, etc – which are different from the one she’s lived. For example, in one universe, she becomes a singer and in another, she is a kung-fu martial arts actress.
By jumping all across the universes the film tries to show us what the effects and impact of knowing such information have on them. Sure you have all you want in one universe but what have you lost from the universe you come from that you don’t have in this one? It all comes down to being kind, living in the moment, and appreciating what we have, however “Jobu Tupaki” is a tragic character who is unable to do either, she can neither feel nor live in the moment due to what happened in her universe. A stellar performance by Stephanie Hsu, the girl deserves all the bagels in gold.
The hotdog fingers universe takes the cake for me though, I can help but be intrigued yet perplexed at the same time lol…
A truly phenomenal film from two incredibly talented directors and an accomplished cast. For now, it has my vote for many awards to come. Fingers crossed.
Thanks for reading…Everything Everywhere All at Once
Directors - Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert

“Rather than the conflict pushing the story, the story is full of changes in perspectives.”

When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel her newfound powers to fight bizarre and bewildering dangers from the multiverse as the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
Michelle Yeoh
Ke Huy Quan
Stephanie Hsu
Jamie Lee Curtis
James Hong
Jenny Slate

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