I finally got the chance to watch A24’s new movie Everything Everywhere All At Once, and holy shit! This movie was so insanely good and probably one of my favorite films of all time. Everything Everywhere All At Once just hit all the marks when it comes to making a perfect film, and it’s rare that a film could do that. This review will be spoiler-free, plus even if I did spoiled the story it would have not made sense and you would have to see it with your own eyes.
Everything Everywhere All At Once is directed by Daniel Kwan & Daniel Scheinert. The film follows Evelyn Wang who gets these new powers because there’s been a interdimensional rupture across reality. Evelyn must use her powers to fight the many dangers from the multiverse as the fate lies in her hands.
The story is written fantastically. The film’s overall plot is about acceptance and loving your family, but throwing in the multiverse twist made the film mind blowing. Also, the character developments throughout the film was very touching, and I even heard people crying in my theater because of how hard the film was tugging on heart strings. And the balance of comedy was done amazingly! There was many times where I just lost it, especially the butt plug scene (you’ll understand when you watch it).
Everything Everywhere All At Once has took the concepts that’s been done many times over and made it feel fresh. It’s been like two days and I’m still thinking about the story, so the film has done its job.
Everything Everywhere All At Once‘s cast is incredible!
Michelle Yeoh is Evelyn Wang is just a certified badass. She was so good that I can’t even imagine who would be perfect for the role other than her. Michelle’s comedic timing and selling of emotional moments is A-1. Such good casting.
Stephanie Hsu as Joy Wang was my favorite in the film, easily. I didn’t know how much of important role she would have in the film, but when the story plays out, it just worked. Also, whenever Stephanie and Michelle are on screen together, no matter the context, it was always a knockout.
Ke Huy Quan as Waymond Wang is the heart of the film. I didn’t know where Ke Huy Quan was going to take the character, but man was he great. Protect Ke Huy Quan at all cost because he’s a gem.
James Hong plays Gong Gong, and I was honestly surprised. I legitimately thought he would have a minor role in the movie, but he also played a crucial part to the story. I’m happy they gave James Hong a lot more stuff to do in the movie than what I expected.
The rest of the cast from, especially the minor roles, were all great and fun to watch. I got to give props to a lot of the casting choices in this film.
The VFX and cinematography is badass! From jumping through the multiverse, the hand to hand combat, and during important dialogues, it was just top notched. And I’ve noticed that a lot of the camera work from A24 has always been great, and this is probably their best one yet.
The costume designs Everything Everywhere All At Once was also a banger. Throughout the film, Stephanie Hsu’s Joy Wang had constant drip throughout the film, and I loved the hell out of it. And, since this is throughout the multiverse, you get a lot of unique looks that were classy, awesome, and insane.
Everything Everywhere All At Once had a great soundtrack! Shout out to Son Lux for the music in this movie because he knocked it out the park with this one for sure.
I watched this film in a small local theater, so the fact that watching Everything Everywhere All At Once was one of the best experiences I’ve had watching a movie is truly saying something. I already had a film that solidified it’s number one spot for 2022, but Everything Everywhere All At Once has replaced it. This is easily one of the best films of our generation and I guarantee you that it’ll be a cult classic.
Everything Everywhere All At Once is a must watch film. Catch it in theaters while you still can because this is something special.