Topic: Everything, Everywhere, All At Once Should Have Sliders Fans EXCITED.
Excited? Because of how it, a parallel universe movie, won the Oscars. Plus, a fantastic cast. Also, it should be giving Universal an indication just how popular multiverse stuff is right now. I was so excited when I saw it the other day that I just had to share.
This movie centers on a middle age Chinese immigrant woman who is facing a multitude of challenges: business, family, and at home. Evelyn (Michelle Yeoh) must balance a relationship with her increasingly difficult daughter Joy (Stephanie Hsu) with the demands of every day life as a laundry shop owner. Her husband, Waymond (Ke Huy Quan) is contemplating divorce but she doesn't know it yet.
Out of the blue, her alpha universe husband Waymond shows up within her current-universe Waymond's body to tell her an astonishing revelation: she is the only variation of Evelyns throughout the entire multiverse who can save the multiverse-world from the dreaded big bad multiverse villain: Jobu Tupaki. Who just so happens to be an alternate version of Evelyn's daughter, Joy. The only way that Evelyn can bring balance to the universe is because of herself: her good-natured, never-able-to-finish-anything self to go up against the alternate universe version of her daughter: Jobu Tupaki.
It is revealed that Evelyn in alpha universe is the one who came up with the technology that helps humans access other universes in the multiverse by way of a Matrix-like downloadable device worn on the ear that helps them do things, such as learn skills downloaded from other minds - themselves - throughout the multiverse. This is how they download skills like fighting, intelligence, and other bits and pieces of information that can help them against the big-bad villain they are facing at that moment.
There is one catch: in order to navigate these universes, they have to use something their ear piece calculates called "jump points". Statistically improbable actions within each universe that helps them make the jump from one self to another. But, jump points cannot be used more than once per person, so everyone needing to jump from a universe to another can only use that jump point once, leading to insane actions and events that have to happen for them to jump to another universe.
Through an insane journey through many different universes (and escalating weirdness), Evelyn must counter and fight Jobu Tupaki (Joy) as Jobu also jumps through a variety of different villains (including Evelyn's tax preparer - Deirdre Beaubeirdre (Jamie Lee Curtis) to prevent her bagel (a black hole she engineered) from sucking the life and everything out of existence throughout the known multiverse.
I found this movie a lot of fun, because I am a sucker for multiverse movies. The cast is also amazing. For those who don't know, who didn't see the Oscars on Sunday, cast member Ke Huy Quan was in the original Indiana Jones, the boy who hugs Indy. Ke and Harrison Ford hugged on Sunday after he won the Oscar for an emotional and amazing reunion by both actors. If you haven't seen Ke Huy Quan's acceptance speech, I highly recommend watching it on YouTube. It was an amazing Oscar moment.
I'm hoping this gives Universal at least some pause to REALLY consider rebooting Sliders, because of how popular it is to have won the Oscars that it did. From a multiverse movie, no less!