Colossal full movie review - Surprisingly funny and ever so original! This was a colossal good time!
I wasn't sure what to expect with this one when I sat down in my seat at the screening. I heard a couple things about it but I still wasn't hyped for the movie. To be honest, I thought it would just be another disappointing science fiction indie movie to add to the list, but I was wrong.
The cast was great, amazing performances from Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, and Tim Blake Nelson. It might seem like an action packed sci fi film based on the premise, but it was more a story of this woman (Anne Hathaway) and her going back to her hometown realizing she is in some way related to the actions of a giant monster ravaging its way through Seoul, South Korea.
The movie did have some refreshingly funny bits that took me by surprise as I thought this was more along the lines of the Godzilla remake from 2014 in tone. Speaking of Godzilla, this movie is definitely paying homage to him and other classic movie monsters.
I don't want to give too many details away but I will touch on something that bothered me in this movie. Violence against women that seemed way out of place and took me out of the movie for a little bit. Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) hits Gloria (Anne Hathaway) multiple times in one particular scene towards the end, it was added to show that he was evil but it seemed like overkill to me. Something that redeemed the movie was that she did get revenge on him in a way rewarding to the audience.
My Suggestion: See it! There is nothing quite like it and trust me, you'll have a great time watching it just as I did.
Seen at TIFF 2016.