EVERYTHING EVERYWHERE ALL AT ONCE
Starring: Michelle Yeoh, Ke Huy Quan, Stephanie Hsu, Jamie Lee Curtis, and James Hong
The buzz for Everything Everywhere All at Once is sure to focus on its insanity and the wild effects, but at its core, it’s a wonderful story of family. Both Michelle Yeoh and Ke Huy Quan are tasked with performing in a variety of genre styles throughout, and they navigate each of them impeccably. However, it’s the directing duo of Daniels that elevates the story and its visuals to rare heights, as the film is a feast for the eyes. There are notes of The Matrix and Into the Spider-Verse, but the duo has created something that genuinely stands on its own. A true masterpiece.
Everything Everywhere All at Once absolutely assaulted every one of my senses, and I could not get enough of it. Writing/directing duo Daniels’ multiversal film takes place mainly in an IRS building, yet it feels like we travel the entire planet. While absurdly funny and cool, it’s also a total rollercoaster of emotions. It’s the type of movie that had me audibly laughing at buttplug-related combat to being on the verge of an emotional breakdown in the very next scene. It is one of the best and most unique film experiences I have had in a very long time.