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The action comedy adventure “Everything Everywhere All at Once” is about multiverses and family disagreements and existential questions. But this scene is all about skillfully handling a fanny pack.
The film is from the minds of Daniel Kwan and Daniel Scheinert (aka Daniels), and this particular segment, set in an IRS office, features one of the many outrageous and bizarre fights in the film.
At one point, the couple Waymond (Ke Huy Quan) and Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh) talk about divorce. In the next, Waymond chews on Chapstick and uses his fanny pack to help bring down a flurry of guards.
“Every good action movie should have a good action scene,” Kwan said, narrating the scene. He added that the directors wanted this “show to show what this movie is going to be, but in a way that’s mysterious, in a way that hopefully will leave you asking a lot of questions and wanting to keep watching.”
When staging the energetic fight choreography, Daniels went to a group of YouTubers (“Kungfu nerds from Orange County,” Scheinert said) who call themselves the Martial Club. They staged a longer version of the fight and the directors worked with them to cut it down to hit the right beats.
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