There's A LOT of missing logics and plotholes and unnecessary holding up of the characters backstories. But Anne Hathaway was lovely in this, especially when she stand up for herself. It's the kinda movie you want to love, but the crumbles of mess and apparent laziness, this movie is not worthy enough.. Breaks my heart.
Colossal stands out in a crowd of monster movies as its own thing: being weird. At times it seems like the movie is trying to be funny, with a hint of romance, but then takes itself into a darker approach. The transition between its non-serious to serious mood is back and forth and finally sets itself where wants to be right at the end. I had a hard time trying to categorize it, but I guess that makes it unique.
It's difficult to create empathy for selfish/unlikeable characters and that's what happened here. I just didn't like Hathaway's character at all. I didn't like her, I didn't care what happened to her, and it went downhill pretty quick after that. I started skipping scenes, I laughed when it wasn't funny. It wasn't a great film, it wasn't a good film, it wasn't an average film. It was a mess.
For the most part you can draw some parallels between this movie and "A monster call's", the primary one being they both use a mystical creature to metaphorically portrait something in the story. Unlike "A monster call's" this movie doesn't work. It's dumb disguised as a golden turd and apart from a 2 minute long intrigue, and a solid performance it as nothing to show of interest. Well the very last shot is kinda fun
Colossal has flown way under the radar this year, likely due to an amalgam of an under-emphasized release and the absolute insanity of the premise; but those who stumble upon this film and decide to watch will not be disappointed; it's an incredibly quirky sci-fi experiment about abuse and self-hate, told from the perspective of the brilliant Anne Hathaway, who controls a monster running amok in Seoul, South Korea.
I really like this kind of movie: funny, entertaining and well put together. The sci fi add to the indie-genre combines geek-n-freak very well, actually. Is it something to be rewatched and remembered? No, of course. But it works just fine as a popcorn session. Extraterrestrially cute.