“Everything, Everywhere, All at Once” is a breathtaking and visually stunning film that will leave you in awe. The film explores the concept of time and space in a unique and imaginative way, taking the audience on a journey through different moments and places. The cinematography is phenomenal, capturing the beauty of the world in every shot. The film is also thought-provoking, touching on important themes such as the value of life, the significance of moments, and the interconnectedness of all things.
The film’s narrative is expertly crafted, with a blend of humor, action, and emotional moments that will keep you engaged throughout. The characters are well-developed and relatable, adding depth and nuance to the story. The sound design is also noteworthy, adding to the overall experience and immersing you in the world of the film.
It’s a compelling, multi-dimensional (had to,) existential, and nihilistic narrative that keeps audience in check all through its two hour runtime all the while keeping focus, on its core, Evelyn Wang (Michelle Yeoh) on, essentially, a tightrope of acting prowess drawing from different aspects of her career and could very well be her best work.
Yes, that was one entire sentence since this is, after all, Everything, Everywhere, All at Once. Stay with me as we try to unpack a whole metric ton of… just about almost everything, really.
Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert – the “Daniels” – poured love and attention into the details of slamming multiverse realities and existential crises in this hyper-modulated, hyperactive, and self-aware spectacular. It’s still mind boggling to even try to comprehend how the Daniels was able to shrink the concept of multiple realities into a palatable array of sequences that both makes sense and then confuses at the same time.
Everything Everywhere All at Once is definitely an experience. It’s simultaneously a carefully crafted work of art, mostly absurd, packed with confetti, hilarious quips, impressionism, organized chaos, ambition, warmth, earnestness -at times, gut wrenching, existentialism, some Wong Kar-Wai, deconstructionism, and coherence, all the while lashing out absurdist humor every step of the way.
Sounds like a mouthful? Well, it is. It’s literally Everything Everywhere All at Once, at least, to the extent of how us as three dimensional beings will be able to understand the complex narrative of unpacking how our decisions can branch off into so many different aspects of our lives; while at the same time, this very loud and confusing movie in a form of a hug is telling us that this is also a personal experience we can all draw and learn from.
Everything, Everywhere, All at Once is a masterful film that is a must-see for anyone who appreciates imaginative storytelling and stunning visuals. The film will leave you feeling inspired and connected to the world around you, and its message will stay with you long after you leave the theater.