Colossal

Colossal

DVD - 2017
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Gloria is an out-of-work party 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. Gloria must determine why her seemingly insignificant existence has such a colossal effect on the fate of the world.
Rating: R; for language.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : Universal Pictures Home Entertainment, [2017]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (1 hr., 50 min.) sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
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Not a really a giant monster movie nor a romantic comedy, this movie has a tone all its own. If you enjoy movies that are unpredictable and unique, check this one out. - Woody


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ausnos
Jun 29, 2018

This movie is a colossal hot mess. Stupid story, lame characters, and poor dialogue. A total waste of time.

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integration
May 30, 2018

This movie bears out the psychological position that human unconsciousness erupts to the detriment, and death, of human beings, and that facing your own shadow is the only solution. That is interesting enough. Also interesting is that the story features what I call the "nice guy switch." Guy is totally, even unbelievably, nice until girl does something that reminds him that she is an independent party, and as such is subject to the mischief and mistakes that independence offers.

Turns out girl is a total flake, in just about every area of life. But she stands up to face the maelstrom when it matters, when other people's lives are at stake. And that is a good beginning.

I still think most people will not like this movie because of the other-worldly premise and the colicky tone, but those two ideas were interesting.

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publicenemy46
May 05, 2018

Great idea but should have been better.

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benjithegreat
May 01, 2018

Gotta say that that Jason Sudeikis guy has shown himself to be, much like Vince Vaughn, the ultimate @$$#*le. Every movie I've seen him in, he always plays just a perfect d-bag. Not sure what he's like in real life, but he sure plays it well.

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Parentfx
Apr 28, 2018

Colossal is a very strange and unusual movie, yet it keeps you from walking away. With the twists and confused dialogue, I actually liked this movie. The acting isn't bad and the actors are pretty good. If you are looking for popcorn movie, than you may want to give this one a try.

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idamama2
Feb 28, 2018

very disappointed in this one. Not only was it decidedly not a comedy, it was barely entertaining. Certainly not one of Hathaway's better choices.
I could have told you all about this movie and not had to alert you about spoilers.
I have noticed, in the last few movies Ive watched that there are more instances in which the writers seem to feel the need to curse for no good reason. Some language I can take if there is good reason but not everybody feels it necessary to curse in every sentence.
Im going to read all reviews in the future and I appreciate the honest appraisals.

LPL_MargoM Feb 07, 2018

As a fan of giant lizard-ey monsters, robots, and Anne Hathaway, I was predisposed to like this movie. It did not disappoint. In fact, it took my expectations and went in a completely different direction. Though the film is listed as a "comedy," darker elements and twists in the story made the movie something far more than just "Anne Hathaway is adorable and dysfunctional but isn't that just so quirky." It delivers all you expect it to, plus a little bit more. Overall, this would be a perfect movie night watch in spite of the darker elements.

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duane767
Feb 06, 2018

Fantastic movie! Jason S. definitely has leading man chops and proves here he can be an incredible villain when called upon. Anne Hathaway is Anne Hathaway. That's all you really need to know! If you can stick with the seeming zaniness of the plot, it's a unique cinematic achievement, dipping in and out of several genres and doing them all fairly well.

sassie Jan 30, 2018

It's a drama. It's a comedy. It's sci-fi with a monster. It's a psychological thriller. You wouldn't think the mash-up would work, but it does. There are holes in the plot, there are deeper issues that could have been explored, but as is, it will keep you guessing and is just so quirky!

Surprisingly good!
The cast, acting, storyline, and unexpected twists are all top-notch.
Jason Sudeikis, in particular, is notably good. After seeing him in so many comedies it is pleasantly jarring to see his much more serious side.
Anne Hathaway, however, despite a solid performance, plays just about the most undeserving lowlife to commandeer the role of protagonist.
She's an Anti-heroine at best.
And, she is chased and lauded over for reasons, outside of her looks, that I simply couldn't imagine.
Plus, her hair is just gross. The entire movie I just wanted to punch her in her face.
Other than that this movie is actually really, really good.

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May 05, 2018

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Parentfx
Apr 28, 2018

Coarse Language: This movie had language and mild violence.

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jimg2000
Oct 14, 2017

Early scene - excuses:
I got into the car at 2. But then, I was going here. Well, I thought I was coming here. But then Georgia, wanted to go to the loft. You know I want to head home, so then I had to go to the loft. And when we got there, he was like... Well, now I want to take a nap. Then I'm waiting for her, until she wake up and then... I fell asleep. I have been asleep all day.
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Listen...Georgia wanted to go, I didn't even want to go.
-Who the fxck is Georgia?
Natasha.
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Well, you know like... if the monster only attacking Seoul... then all the rest of the world would stop caring, you know like... all the cease fire that happened.

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