Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once

essentially Turning Red in action movie format. i dont want to group all contemporary asian american films into one category bc white directors are given the freedom to make the same movie over and over again without the same critical lens applied. BUT if we’re still gonna get all representation politics over them then GOD can a mainstream asian american movie PLEASE come up with a new emotional climax other than tiger mother and upset daughter?? 
the movie starts off promising and seems like its delving into a really interesting point of imagining all the lives that immigrants could have had if they didnt have to work menial labour jobs their entire lives but then COMPLETELY tanks in the last hour and switches its focus to being about mother vs daughter with the most agonizing drawn out slow motion fight sequences that lead nowhere. the villain backstory doesnt even make sense and is a poorly planned plot device to get to the boring mom vs child storyline. any points this movie makes about nihilism and the immigrant experience are overshadowed by the mess that is the ending.
this could have been a very cool movie and i love michelle yeoh and the meta-universe in which she’s famous but the lazy writing completely ruins it for me. there’s some great stuff going on though like costumes and editing and some (emphasis on SOME) good humour but overall its a pass for me. i just wanted to have fun. why cant asians just ever have fun!!!


unrelated, i love harry shum jr. michelle yeoh deserved a better movie.

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