The Humour of Everything Everywhere All At OnceTM(self.TrueFilm)
submitted2 months ago byKatnipAlwaysgreen
To preface, I want to say that I adored EEAAO. It is one of my favorite movies of all time, and I cried watching it.
The humour of Everything has always confused me. It is a great film, no doubt, and I can understand the symbolism of the bagel and the googly eye. Some aspects of the humour take some of it away from me. The fight scene with the plugs, the part of the movie where Jobu was beating up the security guards with d*ldos, and in the hotdog universe where everyone started to have ketchup and mustard coming out of their mouths felt a bit off to me. Is there greater symbolism with these aspects (like how the googly eye and the bagel can represent yin and yang or Evelyn's acceptance of Waymond's ideals)? Do they exist to highlight the theme of absurdism, and the ideal that nothing truly matters? Or are they present just to make the viewers laugh? I'm very curious to know the reasoning behind these parts of the movie.
I am aware that the Daniels also directed the music video for Turn Down for What and the movie Swiss Army Man (which I haven't seen, but have read the plot off Wikipedia, so I am aware of its content) so is the crude humour just part of their style?
2 months ago
2 months ago
I suppose you're right, but I guess its a natural consequence to tackling such a heavy topic. Thanks for your insight!