Film-Tech Cinema Systems
Film-Tech Forum

Post New Topic  Post A Reply
my profile | my password | register | search | faq & rules | forum home
  next oldest topic   next newest topic
» Film-Tech Forum   » Community   » Film Handlers' Movie Reviews   » Colossal (2016)

Author Topic: Colossal (2016)
Mark Ogden
Jedi Master Film Handler

Posts: 882
From: Little Falls, N.J.
Registered: Jun 99

 - posted 04-09-2017 05:49 PM      Profile for Mark Ogden   Email Mark Ogden   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
After being dumped by her boyfriend, an alcoholic trainwreck returns to her hometown and takes up with an old schoolmate, only to notice that their interactions are influencing a battle between two giant monsters taking place in Korea. At the Regal Union Square Cinemas, New York City.


Every bit as ridiculous as it sounds, this movie features Anne Hathaway as hard-drinking screwup trying to get her life back on the rails. After she returns to her parent’s (conveniently) abandoned house, she runs into Oscar, a former schoolmate who she has a barely remembered history with. He offers her a job in his bar, which she accepts, but is soon distracted by the fact that every time she steps into the small playground near their former school, a giant monster appears in Korea and mimics her every move. For a little while, it’s pretty amusing watching Hathaway’s character trying to piece things together while simultaneously trying to do good by her new boss and patch things up with her boyfriend. But at about midway though, Oscar discovers he has the same ability, and the picture turns into a nasty little number about relationship power struggles, male domination and score-settling and winds up as a wildly contrived revenge fantasy. Hathaway gives it her all, but can’t overcome the movie’s fatal flaw: if you are going to come up with a plot this preposterous, you had better also come up with a decent explanation for it. The filmmakers miss this by a eye-rolling mile.

I can’t recommend this picture, but I CAN recommend the short-subject that plays before it: 5 Films About Technology, which demonstrates how you can use a smartphone to screw up your life (for example, by surfing for porn while your device is still paired with the screen on your mother’s car dashboard). Hysterical, and it got the round of applause that the feature didn’t.

 |  IP: Logged

All times are Central (GMT -6:00)  
Post New Topic  Post A Reply Close Topic    Move Topic    Delete Topic    next oldest topic   next newest topic
 - Printer-friendly view of this topic
Hop To:

Powered by Infopop Corporation

The Film-Tech Forums are designed for various members related to the cinema industry to express their opinions, viewpoints and testimonials on various products, services and events based upon speculation, personal knowledge and factual information through use, therefore all views represented here allow no liability upon the publishers of this web site and the owners of said views assume no liability for any ill will resulting from these postings. The posts made here are for educational as well as entertainment purposes and as such anyone viewing this portion of the website must accept these views as statements of the author of that opinion and agrees to release the authors from any and all liability.

© 1999-2018 Film-Tech Cinema Systems, LLC. All rights reserved.