Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once ★★★★½

Such a film one would probably come across only once in their lives. A film that is not only so action-packed but also stuffed with tons of absurdity and “what-the-fuck” moments; elements that people may not find to be that mundane at first sight, but nevertheless still make up the definition of "fun" from the eyes of both filmmakers in charge. It is their film after all and they are free to do whatever they want.

By the time the credits start rolling, it becomes more so obvious how much love and dedication Daniels has placed into the making of this project. Them being fanboys of Hong Kong films, blended with their take on a mother-and-daughter relationship drama. This film is not simply about the fun and entertainment it seeks to offer, but also as a translation medium to a round of questions it wants to ask members of the audience on certain things about our lives we may want to re-evaluate coming out of the theater. Because who knows, some might actually can relate to what they see these characters are going through within the frame. Those who can't; well, I can't really blame them.

Filling in the shoes of her first leading role in over a decade, Michelle Yeoh undoubtedly steals the show. Not only when it comes to the fight choreographies involving her which are perhaps the best set she ever practiced since the days of Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon, she also excels in parts when this film refuses to be a full-on action film; the dramatic moments, in other words. And I am personally so happy Hollywood is finally producing a proper Michelle Yeoh film, even when it had to take this long since her actual western world debut and for this film to be made.

Perhaps this deserves a second watch. Not sure about that, however, yet let's see.

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