JairdelaR.’s review published on Letterboxd:
I will never forgive all the letterboxd users who made me and millions of others believe that EEAAO is at the level of The Godfather.
Yes, the level of detail and direction is legendary. No one could ever discredit that. Michelle Yeoh is beautiful and I hope her career blossoms into eternity from this. The reference to Ratatouille and Wong Kar-wai is cute, and the rock scene, GOD.
But the script and the humor is very iperative, annoying and pretentious. It has no tension at all because we don't encounter the established characters of the original universe in this crazy adventure. The antagonistic force can't be summed up as anything more than a force that wants to end her life even though she is not the protagonist's own daughter. All of this family drama of a mother desperately trying to reconcile with her daughter could have been summed up in a simplistic drama film instead of this colorful and desperate slapstick fest that makes the jokes seem like they're being pulled by the person in the room who thinks he's the smartest person in the room.
Inspiring perhaps, but what a shame that this long-running episode of Rick and Morty was on par with the classics of the seventh art.