Colossal is a giant lizard-like creature is attacking Seoul and Gloria (Anne Hathaway) realizes for some weird reason she is connected to this monster. If it weren’t for a teasing scene at the beginning and the existence of reviews like this one, you might mistake Colossal for a certain kind of diffident, funny-sad, exasperating drama.
Kaiju is terrorizing Seoul
Kaiju is halfway around the from wherever Oscar and Gloria are. Eventually, it will battle a giant robot. What this has to do with two self-absorbed Americans is at first baffling, then intriguing, and finally obvious. We learned back in ninth-grade English that monsters are metaphors, and it’s an insight that never gets old.
Colossal camouflages its deep subject, which is rage.
They are twinned — and also opposed — volcanoes of frustration and resentment. The disproportion between their personal feelings and the wanton destruction of real estate and innocent life is both comical and horrific, and also oddly persuasive. Inside each of us is a colossus with the power to smash everything to pieces.
This is a fun movie to watch and turns it inside out.
It turns Gloria’s problems that collide with Oscar’s sense of aggrieved entitlement. Mr. Sudeikis, to some degree, upstages Ms. Hathaway. Both play ingeniously against type, but while she is an anti-princess from the start — with some of the thrilling unpleasantness that galvanized his nice-guy persona and turns it inside out.
Credited to New York Times