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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Colossal: Movie Review


By: Matt Suzara

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) doesn't have a job and what makes everything worse is that she has a drinking problem. This pisses his boyfriend (Dan Stevens) and decided to pack her things and kick her out of the apartment. With nowhere to go, she returns home to her old deserted family house and tries to clear her mind. Her problems were solved a bit when she accidentally runs into an old schoolmate Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), she is offered to be a waitress in a bar near to her place. Soon, when everything feels so right a drunken night changes her life when she discovers that she can control a giant monster that can destroy the whole city of Seoul. 


Colossal is such a weird film but in a very engrossing way. The story is very simple yet unique and will get your attention right from the get go. It is a great mix of comedy and drama, which can easily shifts gear without ruining anything from the concept. One quality in the film that I liked the most is the fact that Colossal didn't become formulaic. It will keep the audience guessing on where would the story go and pitching out some humor for entertainment.


Another strength of the film is the perfect lead casting choices. Anne Hathawai has a given talent in acting, and she sold her character well to make the film a little more interesting. Jason Sudeikis on the other hand, obviously did a great job with his villainous deeds, which is a bit unusual since we always see him playing in comedy flicks. He is just fun yet annoyingly amazing here and quite a revelation.  However, the supporting characters are pretty blunt, especially Dan Stevens, who actually made a mark in Beauty and the Beast. Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson are good additions, but they are both shallow but plays effectively nonetheless.


Overall, Colossal doesn't promise a Blockbuster monster film like what Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla may have offered. However, it assures you to have a monsterrific trip to the cinema where a  brilliant fresh script is offered on the big screen that will surely make the price of admission worth-it.

Lakwatsera Lovers rates it 8 out of 10 stars 

Cast: Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis

Directed by: Nacho Vigalondo
Distributed by: Solar Pictures PH
Now Showing in cinemas

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