Colossal (2016)

“Keep it cool. These people are looking at us. ” – Gloria

Number of Times Seen – 1 (2 Jan 2018)

Brief Synopsis – A young woman moves back to her home town and somehow suspects that when she blacks out after getting drunk, she manifests as a monster in Seoul, South Korea.

My Take on it – This is a film that I had no interest in seeing lats year when I saw the previews for it.

My good friend Jay from Life Vs Film and Head Shepard at The LAMB changed all that when he convinced me to give it a try. (Tnx Jay!)

I’m quite glad that he did because this was really a fun film to watch.

I recently rewatched Pacific Rim (2013) and loved it and this film is able to integrate some elements of that perfectly into this pseudo-comedic monster movie.

The premise is a great one and they manage to keep things fun the whole way through while also throwing lots of unexpected surprises at us along the way.

I really loved the originality of it all and they chose well to take us to some really dark places that lots of movies fear to go.

This film is far from being a regular horror film yet it does deal with some of the really dark and disturbing places that some people venture towards.

Looking at it all from a lighter perspective also helps keep things in perspective.

Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis are both amazing here and their presence helps so much to keep this film entertaining from start to finish.

Bottom Line – Great premise that keeps things really fun the whole time.  Loved the originality of it and also the dark places that they chose to take this. This isn’t a horror movie per se, but it deals with some of the dark and horrific places people sometimes go.  Hathaway and Sudeikis are both great here and help keep things fun the whole time.  Loved the way that they were able to integrate elements of Pacific Rim (2013) into the storyline and see it from a more comedic perspective. Recommended!

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Was hit by a lawsuit in May 2015, claiming it had too many similarities to Godzilla (2014) (From IMDB)

Rating – Globe Worthy


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