Pass the Popcorn: Learning to Fight Like You

(Guest post by Greg Forster)

“It is strategic and necessary.”

Q: Is the movie Everything Everywhere All at Once as good as everyone says it is?

A: Yes. Yes it is.

Q: But now that you’ve told me it’s that good, won’t I inevitably be disappointed, because my expectations will be too high?

A: Nope. At least, not if you see it on the big screen, the way movies were meant to be seen.

Q: It’s that good?

A: It’s that good.

Q: Does it earn its R rating?

A: Yes. Yes it does.

Q: What is this movie about? What is its message?

A: This is an experience that will really be much better if you don’t insist on understanding it and evaluating it before you have it.

Q: But I am required to see it on the big screen, the way movies were meant to be seen?

A: Yes. There will be no dispensations.

Q: Why?

A: This is how I fight.

2 Responses to Pass the Popcorn: Learning to Fight Like You

  1. Matthew Ladner says:

    I watched this film on Saturday. It was at 97%/93% on RT. The urge to leave started around minute 45. I hoped for a rally, but for me it never came. I must be missing something.

    • Greg Forster says:

      Well, among much else, the movie is an attack on uber-cool postmodern pop culture meta-meta-meta-hyperirony, which is, like, kind of your brand here on JPGB. So, I guess not surprising in retrospect. Sorry it didn’t work out – as always, my movie reviews do come with a money-back guarantee (on the money you paid for the review, not the movie), so hit me up to collect.

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