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    Michelle Yeoh’s Chaotic, Unique Mind-Bending Experience



    Rating:


    3.0
    /5


    Star
    Cast:

    Michelle
    Yeoh,
    Stephanie
    Hsu,
    Ke
    Huy
    Quan,
    Jamie
    Lee
    Curtis,
    James
    Hong,
    Tallie
    Medel,
    Jenny
    Slate,
    Harry
    Shum
    Jr.


    Director:

    Dan
    Kwan,
    Daniel
    Scheinert

    This
    film
    takes
    the
    concept
    that
    everything
    is
    a
    random
    rearrangement
    of
    particles
    to
    form
    a
    different
    reality,
    described
    by
    Jobu
    Tupaki
    aka
    Joy
    Wang
    (Stephanie
    Hsu),
    the
    so-called
    antagonist,
    as
    a
    bagel
    with
    all
    the
    toppings,
    controlled
    by
    her.
    A
    verse-jumping
    adventure,
    head-lining
    Michelle
    Yeoh
    as
    Evelyn
    Wang,

    Everything
    Everywhere
    All
    At
    Once

    takes
    you
    right
    out
    of
    your
    comfort
    zone
    into
    multiple
    universes
    of
    varying
    dimensions
    and
    is
    relentlessly
    chaotic
    for
    most
    of
    its
    runtime.

    The
    juvenile
    sense
    of
    humour
    may
    be
    alleviating
    for
    a
    bit
    but
    most
    of
    the
    time
    you
    get
    the
    feeling
    that
    you
    are
    being
    hit
    from
    the
    left
    field.
    Weird
    images
    take
    the
    imagined
    to
    a
    new
    level
    here.
    In
    one
    dimension,
    everyone
    has
    hotdogs
    for
    fingers;
    in
    another,
    we
    see
    police
    batons
    turn
    into
    floppy
    dildos;
    then
    there
    are
    the
    chefs
    with
    raccoons
    perched
    under
    their
    chef
    hats.
    It’s
    another
    world
    altogether
    out
    here
    and
    even
    the
    real
    looks
    pretty
    much
    unreal
    in
    all
    that
    accumulated
    chaos.
    Visceral
    over-stimulation
    and
    shape-shifting
    are
    key
    here.

    Everything Everywhere All At Once Movie Review

    The
    story
    can
    be
    mentioned
    in
    one
    sentence.
    The
    film
    is
    about
    Evelyn
    being
    thrust
    into
    a
    universe-hopping
    adventure
    that
    has
    her
    questioning
    everything
    she
    thought
    she
    knew
    about
    her
    life,
    her
    failures,
    and
    her
    love
    for
    her
    family.

    Film
    inspirations
    abound
    in
    the
    treatment
    in

    Everything
    Everywhere
    All
    At
    Once


    from

    Ratatouille
    ,

    Crouching
    Tiger,
    Hidden
    Dragon
    ,

    The
    Matrix

    to

    Indiana
    Jones
    and
    the
    Temple
    of
    Doom
    ,
    the
    ghosts
    of
    movies
    past
    seem
    to
    have
    a
    bearing
    on
    the
    iconography
    on
    display
    here.

    There
    are
    aesthetically
    performed
    fight
    sequences,
    too,
    choreographed
    beautifully
    by
    Andy
    and
    Brian
    Le.
    Cinematographer
    Larkin
    Seiple
    and
    editor
    Paul
    Rogers
    do
    wonderfully
    well
    to
    contain
    the
    eclectic
    production
    design
    and
    verse
    folding
    jumps
    in
    a
    sort
    of
    congruous
    harmony.

    The
    ultimate
    aim
    is
    to
    posit
    unconditional
    love,
    compassion
    and
    understanding
    to
    clear
    out
    the
    chaos
    brought
    on
    by
    judgement
    and
    rejection.
    The
    directors
    want
    us
    to
    cherish
    the
    moments
    of
    love
    and
    camaraderie,
    above
    all
    else.
    And
    we
    all
    know
    that’s
    not
    easy.

    Everything Everywhere All At Once Movie Review

    Yeoh
    is
    the
    heart
    and
    soul
    of
    the
    film.
    Her
    expressions
    alone
    root
    us
    to
    the
    everyday
    schizophrenic
    reality
    of
    today’s
    world

    which
    this
    film
    is
    obviously
    channeling.
    Yeoh
    displays
    great
    comic
    timing,
    superb
    martial
    arts
    skills
    and
    human
    emotion
    that
    is
    deeply
    experienced.
    And
    she
    has
    a
    lot
    of
    fun
    trapped
    in
    this
    chaotic
    multiverse
    mayhem

    that’s
    very
    obvious.
    It’s
    hard
    to
    say
    though,
    whether
    the
    viewer
    will
    have
    as
    much
    fun.

    This
    is
    not
    a
    film
    for
    the
    easily
    disgruntled.
    You
    need
    a
    resilient
    mind
    to
    watch
    it.

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