Sundance Review: Colossal
With four movies now under my belt at this year's Sundance Film Festival, it's time I start sharing my reviews of them. The first film I saw at the festival was Colossal, a film starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis that I previously previewed HERE. Colossal revolves around the ridiculous but intriguing premise of a party girl named Gloria (Anne Hathaway,) discovering she has the insanely implausible power to conjure a giant monster over Seoul, South Korea. That's the simplest way to sum up the film without revealing the many avenues that writer/director Nacho Vigalondo takes the film from there.
Sadly there's no way around it than to label Colossal a disappointment. It would be one thing if the movie had been bad from start to finish, but what makes it so disappointing is that the movie of the second half lets down and betrays what the movie of the first half could have been: a hilariously bizarre cult classic. Instead, it tries to be a commentary think-piece with too much to say and not enough focus to say it well. EMILY RATING: 5.5/10