Colossal – a minor disappointment

Colossal was fun, and then it was quite dark and scary, and then it was satisfying, when there was a resolution. Sorry, let me back up.

Colossal is a story about a woman struggling with alcoholism who moves back to her hometown after a relationship breakdown. An old school friend helps her out, and [Mild spoiler alert] she discovers she can control a monster in Seoul by stepping into her local playground.

That that summary doesn’t really tell you much about the conflict at the heart of Colossal is what makes it surprising, but also somehow dissatisfying, because it’s a conflict that feels like it’s introduced in the second act.

Like other reviews, I think Jason Sudeikis does a fantastic job; I just didn’t love the movie overall. Others may.

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