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Wednesday, May 10

Haiku Revieu | Colossal

Wednesday, May 10

Forced to move back home
Gloria's life in shambles
Is she a kaiju?

Gloria is an out-of-work party girl forced to leave her life in NY 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.

Going into Colossal, I wasn't sure what to expect. The trailer doesn't tell you much—thankfully!—other than that Anne Hathaway's character is somehow connected to a mysterious Kaiju terrorizing Korea.

After watching the movie, the trailer definitely didn't prepare me for the film. But that's a good thing; it was really nice being surprised by the plot and some of the characters.

Speaking of characters: Anne Hathaway's Gloria is a mess. And as much as she has haters (which I don't really get), she's great in this sort of role. She's believable as someone who has no idea what to do with her life, and who's gotten herself into a bad situation, but who eventually hits bottom and fights her way back into control. Dan Stevens, who's quickly earning a spot on next year's Man Calendar with his roles in Legion and Beauty and the Beast, is somewhat flat, but entertaining (in, admittedly, a douchey kind of way). The real standout is Jason Sudekis, however, who totally caught me off guard ... but that's all I'll say about that.

I can't say much about the plot, either, so as not to ruin the fun. It's pretty simple, but had some twists that I didn't see coming. It took me quite a while after seeing it to decide how I felt about the movie. I've finally decided, nearly a month later, that I really liked it.

I think.

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