Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in New York City and move back home. When reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, she gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this phenomenon.
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Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work girl who, after getting kicked out of her apartment by her boyfriend, is forced to leave her life in New York and move back to her hometown. When news reports surface that a giant creature is destroying Seoul, South Korea, Gloria gradually comes to the realization that she is somehow connected to this far-off phenomenon. As events begin to spin out of control, Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
In the final flashback to Gloria and Oscar's youth, a comic book is shown falling from Oscar's backpack. The back cover of the comic features a partial quote from David S Goyer and mentions his films Batman Begins (2005) and The Invisible (2007). The flashback occurs twenty-five years before the present day of the film, so either Colossal is set in 2032 at the earliest -- which does not appear to be the case -- or the book is an anachronism. See more »
So, you don't remember anything we talked about last night, huh?
I got really melodramatic, didn't I?
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It Deserves to be a Hit. It Eventually Will Be....
My 20 year old daughter said it best when describing her reaction after seeing "Colossal", she said "I wasn't prepared to like it as much as I did.".
Ten, fifteen and certainly twenty years ago, "Colossal" would have been a big hit in theaters. I am absolutely certain that this movie will eventually catch on and be at least a BIG cult hit.
I think many who see "Colossal" will be very surprised. Not by Hathaway's performance. She is always a reliable actor but by the film itself. I am reluctant to call "Colossal" allegorical because that might scare away potential viewers but that is what it is at heart. It is also one of those films that can be enjoyed at one or multiple levels: you can enjoy it strictly as an action comedy film or as an action comedy with a an allegory about relationships, regret and yearning to be more than what you are. Or you could view it as a satire on action films. It's a lot of things but it's also intelligently and thoughtfully made. It amazes me that there are really only four main characters in the entire movie yet the great director Nacho Vigalondo makes the film feel fully populated. The main cast is excellent with Hathaway clearly outstanding but Jason Sudeikis is also really good. He's an actor who plays a character so well that you feel it is part of him.
In the end, it's Nacho Vigalondo's direction that makes the tricky material work. When I see a film like "Colossal" it makes me hopeful for films because there are directors like him and Fede Alvarez who directed 2016's great "Don't Breathe".
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