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Colossal - Written Movie Review


Eddie. Tonight I'm reviewing Colossal, directed by Nacho Vigalondo and stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Tim Blake Nelson, and Austin Stowell. Anne Hathaway plays a woman named Gloria, whose jobless and alcoholism results in her boyfriend Tim (Dan Stevens) kicking her out. Gloria returns to her hometown, dreaming of making a new start but instead revives her childhood friendship with Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), who runs his father's bar. After a night of binge drinking with Oscar and his friends, Oscar wakes up to discover a gigantic monster ramping Seoul, South Korea and realizes that somehow the monster is connected to Gloria. After seeing the trailer to this film, something about it really made me want to check it out, but sadly my theater decided to not have a showing of it. I gotta say, I surprisingly enjoyed this film a lot. I believe the main reason why I liked it is because of the originality of the story; a girl and an ex friend having a dark past with one another while both suffering from alcoholism and both have avatar-like abilities that connect them to these two monsters. When I first saw the trailers, I was thinking is was supposed to be more comedy with some action. Negative. This film takes a serious dark tone as the story progresses. I enjoyed everyone's performances, especially Jason Sudeikis. Everyone has come to know that Sudeikis is well known for raunchy comedies like Horrible Bosses 1&2 and We Are The Millers. In this film, he plays a dark overly jealous alcoholic who becomes violent and abusive. He did a phenomenal job in one of his first ever serious roles that I know of. I got into the story and I wasn't bored at all. As for my cons, I did think the CGI in the first 30 minutes of the monster looked a bit cheesy, but the look did get better later in the film. There are some parts of the story I did feel like they were dragging in a couple of scenes to get a decent run time. For example, there's quite an amount of scenes where Oscar, Gloria, and the two friends constantly staying after closing time to drink their faces off, but I'm guessing the writer wanted us to see how alcohol is affecting both Gloria and Oscars' lives. Also, we get two other characters played by Tim Blake Nelson and Austin Stowell, who are the two buddies of Oscar that play in a majority of the plot, but they end up having no purpose or resolution to their characters. The ending could have been better with a more tougher battle to the end but I guess the ending didn't bother me too bad. Overall, I enjoyed this film more than I thought I would. Definitely worth the watch and I'm going to give Colossal an 8/10. If you already had the opportunity to watch this film , what were your thoughts ? Leave me a comment below and I'll see you on my next review.

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