If you like drama, comedy and confusion, "Everything Everywhere All at Once" is the film for you. This movie makes you question everything more than once and then cry when you think the questions are solved.
When an interdimensional rupture unravels reality, an unlikely hero must channel powers she never knew she had to fight bizarre dangers from the multiverse, all while the fate of the world hangs in the balance.
What I loved
The visual effects throughout the film were stunning. There are a lot of movies that use split screens and fast-paced scene changes that really miss the mark, but this film sells it. From switching to different realities to crazy fight scenes, this movie visually stands out from the rest.
This movie truly gives you that "aha" moment. Throughout this film, everything seems so interesting, but you kind of wonder where it is all leading to. Then, at the end, it hits you like a truck (and it made me cry). After the movie, I was like, “Wow, everything connects back" (and then the title truly made sense).
What I didn't love
I would love this film so much more if the entire film wasn't filled with so many outrageous comedy bits. Don't get me wrong, I love a bit of shock comedy, but when you use it too much it becomes unfunny. I felt like this movie overused that trope, and it lost a lot of its likeability for me.
Also, the explanations in the film were too fast, going from our main character knowing nothing to everything in .02 seconds. I could keep up with it, and I feel like it's meant to be chaotic, but trying to make sense of everything at triple speed is hard. I feel like when you find yourself thinking too hard about how things make sense, or even how they work, it draws you away from the plot of the movie.
I loved the story of this film but not all of the elements inside it. I just wish I enjoyed the comedy element in this movie as much as I liked the plot. If you like fast-paced shock comedy films with a good story, then you’ll like this film.
I give "Everything Everywhere All at Once" a 3.5 out of 5.