Friends of particularly wacky art house cinema probably already have “ Everything Everywhere All At Once ” on their screens anyway, since Daniel Scheinert and Daniel Kwan are the men behind “ Swiss Army Man ”, a poetic-vulgar Robinson Crusoe fantasy -Adventures starring Daniel Radcliffe as a talking and farting corpse.
«Everything Everywhere All At Once» premiered at the South by Southwest Film Festival and will be released in German cinemas on April 28, 2022 , just a week before the blockbuster » Doctor Strange In The Multiverse Of Madness «. It may come as a surprise if Marvel’s multiverse film offers anything like the madness that «Everything Everywhere All At Once» does.
The Story: Michelle Yeoh In The Multiverse Of Madness
Evelyn ( Michelle Yeoh ) runs a laundromat with her husband Waymond ( Ke Huy Quan ). Her life hasn’t turned out the way she wanted and that also has something to do with her distant relationship with her daughter Joy ( Stephanie Hsu ). Mother and daughter are strangers, just as Evelyn was always strangers to her own father.
When the laundromat is subjected to a tax audit, the procedure may seem very dry at first, but in fact Evelyn soon learns that she lives different lives in different parallel realities and it is up to her to stop a threat traveling through the dimensions.
The Reviews: A visually stunning and deeply human ADHD treat
The synopsis for «Everything Everywhere All At Once» may do justice to the dryly absurd side of the film, but it fails to convey the irrepressible energy of this multidimensional kung fu actioner. This is where David Ehrlich’s review, who wrote it for IndieWire , helps as one of the mostly positive to enthusiastic first reviews. It’s still a bit early to make a firm judgement, but at least we wouldn’t be surprised if the two Daniels created a new cult film with Everything Everywhere All At Once.
The film is » just as overloaded as the title implies, more childish than one might assume, and so creatively unleashed that the Daniels’ previous works seem by comparison to have been staged with the minimalism of a Robert Bresson ,» David Ehrlich in his brilliantly written and enthusiastic review.
Of the 22 reviews that have appeared so far and are listed on Roten Tomatoes , not a single one is scathing. Tim Grierson from Screendaily also liked the experimental, visual bombardment of the images : «Kwan and Scheinert constantly change the image format without getting tired, sometimes incorporate animations and treat their image section as a playground for endless experiments anyway.» At the same time, » tells a poignant story about an elderly woman trying to come to terms with her not-so-wonderful life.”
The staccato imagery of Everything Everywhere All At Once has at times caused fatigue among critics. David Rooney’s review for The Hollywood Reporter is an example of this . While far from a slam, it does make it clear why «Everything Everywhere All At Once» can be exhausting. «If you grew up playing video games, you may delight in the film’s constant excess, and you may not care that almost the entire running time is edited like a trailer. Or you may feel defeated and be glad when it’s over.»
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