Colossal Review

There’s a monster in all of us!

Colossal stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell and Tim Blake Nelson.

After being dumped by her boyfriend, Gloria goes back to her home town. After another heavy night drinking, she wakes up to see that a monster has attacked Seoul in South Korea. Gloria quickly realises that she has a connection to the monster on the other side of the world. She must work out how and why she is connected to this giant creature.

Positives. It is a unique idea and is mostly enjoyable. The idea that there is a monster connected to the someone over the side of the world is unique, in a world where the cinema is full of sequels and reboots, it made a refreshing change. The small cast does well and Jason Sudeikis impressed me, showing that he does have some acting talent and I would like to see him in more serious roles.

Negatives. The writer had a good concept but it is slightly wasted with the poor overall story. The story fell quite flat and was slow for the majority of the film. Because of the unique concept, it struggled to find a story behind the idea and lacked conviction. The turn of Jason Sudeikis’ character is also very sudden and just comes out of nowhere which was frustrating. The film needed to decide whether it wanted to be serious or comedy and should have stuck to one of them instead of neither really achieving either.

It is enjoyable but it is a wasted creative concept.

Rating: 3 out of 5.

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