Maddi’s review published on Letterboxd:
So, even though you have broken my heart yet again, I wanted to say, in another life… I would have really liked just doing laundry and taxes with you.
To give credit where it is due, Everything Everywhere All At Once is much more enjoyable upon a rewatch. My first watch in cinema left me overwhelmed, but here, I was excited to witness the relationships and developments once again. There are a ton of features I love: the language interchanging, Michelle Yeoh, the character dynamics, the varying multiverses, Waymond Wang, the messages about family and love and culture… yet it still falls short from being absolute perfection. I still think it’s a little too silly and overcrowded, with some bad pacing. The first two acts (mainly Part One: Everything) feel so bogged down, which is infuriating because I absolutely love the finale act: seeing Evelyn fighting with kindness, mending her relationships, changing her outlook on life — such heartwarming moments that save the film from being a totally pointless adventure. Maybe I’m just not intellectual enough to fully be entertained, but there is no doubt Everything Everywhere All At Once is hard-hitting, as it will leave you questioning your perspectives on life.