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Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

Old 01-30-23, 04:10 PM
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

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I've noticed a comment here and there on the interwebs (mostly YouTube as I recall) claiming Jackie Chan would've been ideal for Quan's role, or even Yeoh's role (!), but THANK GAWD that never happened (and not only because of my distaste for what Chan actually represents nowadays).
Yeoh’s role was initially conceived for Jackie Chan, and it’s easy to picture the rubber-faced action-comedy superstar pulling off the confusion of an everyman exploring his newfound powers. Yeoh was always part of the original dream cast too, as the wife.

“At first we were like, ‘Action movie, going to star a dude,'” Scheinert admits. But, Kwan adds, “We were having trouble figuring out the casting for the father figure, and one of us started wondering what happens if we take Michelle’s character and flop it and she becomes the protagonist. And the film just opened up in a completely different way.”
Chan could pull off Alpha Waymond and WKW Waymond, but not squirrel Waymond. He'd make it too slapsticky.
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I honestly wouldnít mind spending more time with the 4 main Asian characters, the family.

A new adventure with another big star taking over a different role instead of Jamie Lee.
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

So happy Michelle Yeoh ended up being the lead. She was amazing so was Quan and even Curtis who I did not recognize at first.

itís quite amazing a movie as bananas as this is getting so much film critics attention.
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Old 01-30-23, 07:17 PM
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

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Chan could pull off Alpha Waymond and WKW Waymond, but not squirrel Waymond. He'd make it too slapsticky.
He'd be . . . different at this point. But he'd have brought so much baggage, and an advanced age at this point. Yeoh was a much better choice for the lead, and Quan was a far better choice for Waymond, and his smaller cult status was ideal to keep the focus on the role, not the guy playing it, for a lot of viewers I'm sure. I'm sure the Daniels could've done something interesting with Chan, once upon a time, but I'm so thankful they didn't, or couldn't. I could picture Chan overdoing it while trying to get an Oscar nomination for something like this (to go with his honorary one), whereas Quan probably wasn't expecting something like that at all after so long in the wilderness, which makes it all the more sweet.
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Old 02-04-23, 11:32 PM
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

Just watched this. Feel like I'm really late to the party.

My very first impression, like a lot of people, was basically what the hell did I just watch. I think it was somewhat mediocre in the aspects of the movie that I was expecting, a multiverse, sci-fi action movie. I thought the multiverse aspect was very creative but felt a little like a cheap matrix knock-off. Same thing with the sci-fi part of the movie. It was just king of mediocre. But, none of that really matters because despite the absolute balls to the wall craziness the real story is about philosophy, nihilism, existentialism, our place in this world and more simply; family. That's where the story really shines. The performances really kick the movie up to where it deserves to stand, on top of the oscar race. The last chapter is where it really comes together. Where you can interpret whatever you need to from the themes that are presented. It really is an incredible and deeply moving story.
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

Originally Posted by Jason Bovberg View Post
I would LOVE to see EEAAO celebrated with a Best Picture win. It's the kind of ambition and originality the Academy should be rewarding. But I expect them to reward something stodgier but still challenging, like Tar. I could get behind a Banshees win, but with far less enthusiasm than EEAAO.
Stunned but very gratified that EEAAO took the big prizes (and seemingly ALL THE OTHER PRIZES). And of course all the cranks are out there today decrying the win. It's true, the Oscars aren't what they used to be, for better or for worse. I'd still maintain that it's a very deserving winner, for many reasons. It's innovative, full of energy, totally joyous. It's a perfect movie for our time, and yeah, that's encompassing its flaws, too. Its message about connection and kindness in a fractured, narcissistic world--very timely. There's just something about this movie, in my opinion, that eludes a lot of people. It's something that REALLY connects with younger audiences. Which is why it STILL surprises me that this film won over the stodgy voters.

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Old 03-13-23, 03:13 PM
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

I'm in the minority here, but I caught this over the weekend on Showtime. I could only watch the first 30 minutes of it before I gave up and turned it off. Just couldn't get into it.
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

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There's just something about this movie, in my opinion, that eludes a lot of people. It's something that REALLY connects with younger audiences.

Itís the frenetic, in-your-face style that almost immediately turns a lot of people off and keeps them at a distance from what is ultimately a very simple story about generational trauma and familial relationships. And I agree about younger viewers. Iíve seen it five times in theatres now and each time there has been at least one walk-out (usually around the time ďJoju ChewbaccaĒ😅 starts killing people with rubber dildo nunchucks). I notice that most of the people that give up and leave early tend to beÖ of a certain age.
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

I think this one demands a repeated viewing to full grasp what’s going on. It took twice for me and after that second time, it stuck the landing without even flinching.
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Not everyone is going to love this movie and jump on its bandwagon. I said it when I initially watched it last year, it’s not for everyone. I know some here thought it was too weird, too long and some thought it was overrated. And some simply don’t understand it. And that’s totally cool. Not all critically acclaimed movies are loved by everyone. My Mother is a fan of Michelle Yeoh, but this movie is not for her.

I saw it twice in the theater and for me it took the second viewing to really appreciate and understand the story and the message it was trying to convey.
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^ definitely not for everyone. I wouldn’t even recommend it to my not so movie fanatic people. My mom asked to see it and I said, nope you’ll hate it or at least not get it.
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

Originally Posted by mickey65 View Post
I'm in the minority here, but I caught this over the weekend on Showtime. I could only watch the first 30 minutes of it before I gave up and turned it off. Just couldn't get into it.
Iím in the same boat. It took me two tries to get through it. I didnít care for it much. After all the accolades, I feel like I should give it another shot but with my initial ďmehĒ reaction to it plus the bloated runtime, makes giving it a second shot more of a chore than it should be.

I felt like the entire thing was amateurish and overly convoluted. Even the performances werenít particularly great. Iím happy for all the actors who won because Iím a fan of theirs in general but not for this movie.

The editing was damn impressive though and worthy of an Oscar.
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

Well I stand corrected. I didn't think the Academy would award best picture to a film with a dildo and butt plug fight. Clearly I was wrong.
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

Originally Posted by DJariya View Post
Not everyone is going to love this movie and jump on its bandwagon. I said it when I initially watched it last year, it’s not for everyone. I know some here thought it was too weird, too long and some thought it was overrated. And some simply don’t understand it. And that’s totally cool. Not all critically acclaimed movies are loved by everyone. My Mother is a fan of Michelle Yeoh, but this movie is not for her.
I appreciate seeing this attitude, rather than the common internet discussion that turns into, "Well, if you didn't like this it's because you were too stupid to get it and probably only like [insert juvenile franchise] movies!"
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

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Not everyone is going to love this movie and jump on its bandwagon. I said it when I initially watched it last year, itís not for everyone. I know some here thought it was too weird, too long and some thought it was overrated. And some simply donít understand it. And thatís totally cool. Not all critically acclaimed movies are loved by everyone. My Mother is a fan of Michelle Yeoh, but this movie is not for her.

I saw it twice in the theater and for me it took the second viewing to really appreciate and understand the story and the message it was trying to convey.
Part of the problem, for me anyways, I thought I knew what kind of movie it was. Then my expectations were severely subverted and it really only comes together at the very end. I kept trying to keep up with all the crazy stuff only for it to just melt away into the family drama that it was really about. So it's really the last 20% of the movie that really makes the whole movie worth it. So people who didn't stick with it until the end, or becoming jaded, I can really see them not enjoying it.
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

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Stunned but very gratified that EEAAO took the big prizes (and seemingly ALL THE OTHER PRIZES). And of course all the cranks are out there today decrying the win. It's true, the Oscars aren't what they used to be, for better or for worse. I'd still maintain that it's a very deserving winner, for many reasons. It's innovative, full of energy, totally joyous. It's a perfect movie for our time, and yeah, that's encompassing its flaws, too. Its message about connection and kindness in a fractured, narcissistic world--very timely. There's just something about this movie, in my opinion, that eludes a lot of people. It's something that REALLY connects with younger audiences. Which is why it STILL surprises me that this film won over the stodgy voters.
I was really happy to see it win as well. Definitely the most deserved win in a long time (IMHO of course). I was afraid that All Quiet or Tar would have one a few. I really didn't like either of those. They were the typical overrated pretentious Oscar bait that comes out year after year. EEAAO was very unique and brought something new to the table.
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Finally caught it last night, and was a bit disappointed, just because based on what people were saying, I was expecting it to be more bizarre. And while I was watching it, I had assumed that the "all at once" section was going to be flat out bonkers. But then it came and it was just a little 5 minute nothing section of the film. Overall was neat, though.

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I think almost every Oscar winning movie has to be seen through the lens of now and then about ten years later. There are movies that I didn't care for when they won their awards but do now, and others that won and then later you are asking yourself why. Besides, should anyone take any of these awards shows too seriously? They really are not too far removed from high school popularity contests.
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I think almost every Oscar winning movie has to be seen through the lens of now and then about ten years later. There are movies that I didn't care for when they won their awards but do now, and others that won and then later you are asking yourself why. Besides, should anyone take any of these awards shows too seriously? They really are not too far removed from high school popularity contests.
Yep. Iíve found that my tastes RARELY line up with Oscar voters. The last time I agreed with the best picture winner was 15 years ago when No Country for Old Men won.

The Academy and I donít exactly see eye to eye.
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

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The Academy and I donít exactly see eye to eye.
That brings up an interesting point. It would be fun to know how many votes each nominee gets. Doubt it will ever be public.
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Re: Everything Everywhere All At Once (2022, D: Kwan & Scheinert) S: Michelle Yeoh

Watching this movie because of the Oscars and I'm only 20 minutes in but WTF
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Hopefully thatís a good WTF because it only gets more WTF from there .

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Who wrote this thing

Because of kids and a short attention span it takes me days to finish a movie. I'm a third of the way in the first time she successfully you know and I love how the subtitles refer to the other as Bagel Deidre. I don't remember a bagel though.

JLC deserved that win (no one is saying Yeoh didn't, and everyone is saying Angela Bassett was robbed... Her movie is next).

Are spoiler tags needed in this thread?
Spoiler:
I have never seen anything like you before. You are the suckiest worst version of yourself

And her telling Waymond she would have been better off without him ouch that was assholish



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I'm a third of the way in the first time she successfully you know and I love how the subtitles refer to the other as Bagel Deidre. I don't remember a bagel though.
You donít recall seeing a bagel in this movie?
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You donít recall seeing a bagel in this movie?
That came ten minutes later

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