Colossal finally made its way to Fresno, so we got out to go see it. The story follows Gloria, who heads back to her hometown after being thrown out by her boyfriend. After getting back home, she discovers that she somehow controls a giant monster that is attacking Seoul, South Korea. There is a lot of soul searching and some quirky moments, with a few twists thrown in throughout the story.
The highlight of this movie is easily Anne Hathaway. She was brilliant playing the lead role of Gloria. She has the ability to be dejected, but still come off funny. She really was a great fit for this role.
I do wish there was a little more of the monster in this movie. There definitely is something to say for keeping the audience wanting, but I thought it looked great and would have loved to see more of it. The monster is obviously coupled with Anne Hathaway's character, so it really makes sense that it's another highlight.
The movie does take some dark turns, so be prepared for that. I was expecting a lighter tone based on the trailer, but as the secrets leading to Gloria's control of the monster come out, we see some darker sides of the characters.
Colossal gets some bonus points for being incredibly original. I'm not sure I've seen anything quite like this. I laughed when I saw a little thing about the production company being sued because this was too similar to Godzilla. They were definitely similar in the sense that we needed more monster on screen (but I'll forgive that), but this was not a "destroy the monster" type movie.
Overall, I enjoyed this flick. There are some explorations of Gloria's and other character demons, and I mentioned that the movie takes some dark turns, so be prepared for that. For the most part this is a fun film, plus there's a giant monster dancing in downtown Seoul!
Overall, I give "Colossal" a B- (Related: Our movie grading scale https://www.thefresnerd.com/how-we-rate-movies/)
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