The Multiversal Reviewer Presents: Synopsis On Everything Everywhere All At Once


Ryan, Maureen. “Ambitious, Outrageous Everything Everywhere All at Once Is All That and More” Vanity Fair. (2022).

Feature films revolving around infinite possibilities of infinite selves in a concept known as the “multiverse” have recently appeared, mainly in Marvel movies. Whether it is Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse or the new installment of Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, these films prove to be an entertaining barrage of action. Yet they focus too heavily on the different selves from parallel realities rather than world building or how one universe can affect all others. 

A24, an independent film production company, along with directors Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert, have delivered Everything Everywhere All At Once, a mind-bending and somewhat peculiar story of how the multiverse is inspired by the failed dreams of a poverty-stricken laundress. This film absolutely lives up to its wildest expectations with a plot that covers everything from cartoony action and off- color universes to the idea that a single person needs to save the multiverse. Everything Everywhere All At Once is a total blast from vivid set-pieces to an absurdist, odd-ball nature that will keep people bamboozled and invested.

As of May 10th, the feature film is certified fresh at 96% on Rotten Tomatoes and also garners other acclaim. For instance, Mashable clearly states, “It’s dizzying, filled with turns, and peppered with eye-catching elements.” The film is measured at a lengthy 2 hours and 20 minutes, yet it swiftly pushes its story forward through hilarious action sequences and a strongly absurd and imaginative explanation of the multiverse. 

Boy, does it do this with a staggering amount of effort that will earn praise from all generations of individuals. The younger demographic will be glued to the screen for its colorful use of comedy and a screenplay that goes in an insane direction each and every time. The sheer craziness in the film can be much to take in for a number of audiences and not every idea within the film hits its landing when aiming to capture the reality of several universes operating as one whole. Although this film is approached with much ambition, it branches out from the more predictable and kiddish appeal of today’s cinema. 

Some movie studios are afraid to take the next step into the next generation of filmmaking. Kwan and Scheiner’ shied away from the more typical motion picture and they have found much success in their groundbreaking work. Everything Everywhere All At Once has experienced a staggering amount of popularity, featuring a visually stunning atmosphere enhanced by Michelle Yeoh’s relatable and mind-bending acting. 

This film is pushing into a new style of entertainment while also paying homage to old directing styles. Everything Everywhere All At Once came out of nowhere and completely transformed the ideals of the multiverse in a more complicated sense that will both confuse and appeal to those people watching this barrage of insanity. Turn off your streaming services, get out of the house, and go see this new film that will leave everyone everywhere stunned all at once.