Everything Everywhere All at Once is a movie that lives up to its name. Going into the movie, I didn’t have much of an idea about what it would be like, other than that it involved the multiverse and had a predominantly Asian cast.
Everything Everywhere All at Once was a mix of comedy, thought-provoking, and thrilling. For the first part of the movie, I was pretty confused and it took me a while to settle into the flow of the movie. It is important to keep an open mind when watching, as the story takes some time to develop and make sense (for me it took about 30-45 minutes or so).
If you have ever watched the show Community, there is an episode that is similar to what Everything Everywhere All at Once is like. It is the episode where Troy rolls a dice, which causes parallel universes and situations to occur at the same time; each has a different outcome based on a tiny, seemingly insignificant change. It is a concept that takes some time to wrap your brain around, but one that makes sense if done right.
Everything Everywhere All at Once does not fall into any one category, yet it does not feel like it is trying to do too much; this is a great combo to have and is a big reason why I believe the movie has succeeded (and vastly outperformed expectations).
Japanese Restaurant Aki Recommendation Rating: 4
1: Something worth checking out if you have time
2: Something that is a hit for some people, but not a must for everyone
3: Something worth prioritizing if interested
4: Something worth making time to check out
5: An absolute home run, worth going out of your way for
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