Everything Everywhere All at Once

Everything Everywhere All at Once ★★★★★

This is not the only movie to make it out this year that has a flashy multiverse concept as it's enticing lure, we all know what the other one is and I imagine Marvel is wishing this movie came out at literally any other time besides when they're going gung-ho into the concept themselves and doing such a poor job of it comparatively. The Daniels have the spectacle in plenty enough measure here, but they do something infinitely more important and they keep the core heart of this picture a story driven affair and one that's essentially a low key family drama, it makes for hugely impactful viewing because you feel that choices made and the spectacular events that are unfolding on screen have meaning to each and every one of them and there are several sequences that frankly brought me to tears in the screen last night, something that Marvel's big flashy releases of late seem totally incapable of achieving anymore.

Everything Everywhere All At Once is able to feel so impactful and see you experience the full gamut emotions you do when you sit down with it because of the incredible cast assembled to bring this story to life on the screen, Michelle Yeoh is deservingly getting huge amounts of praise for her virtuoso performance but Stephanie Hsu and Ke Huy Quan are outstanding here as well as the daughter and father to Yeoh's lead character respectively, there's also excellent support work from the likes of Jamie Lee Curtis and James Hong amongst others.

This feels like movie that exists for a reason besides a studio wanting to make money, this feels like a production with a vision and it's carried through with such care and attention to detail that it's no surprise that the finished product is as terrific a piece of cinema as it is. You will be doing yourself a disservice by not checking in with this one, it's movie making from the soul.

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