Colos­sal

The Star Malaysia - Star2 - - Movies -

THE best thing about this mon­ster­com­edy flick is the sense of sat­is­fac­tion you get at see­ing an un­der­dog over­come his/her bully.

In this case, Anne Hath­away’s Glo­ria, an un­em­ployed al­co­holic with the (bad) luck of run­ning into men who think she needs sav­ing. But re­ally, these men – a ver­ballyabu­sive Dan Stevens and a psy­chotic Ja­son Sudeikis – are re­ally the ones who need all the help they can get.

Apart from find­ing out she can con­trol a kaiju in South Korea, Glo­ria also learns she can break out of her bad funk by tak­ing charge of her own life.

And that is all the su­per­hero-ism you need in life... be your own hero.

Colos­sal can drag a lit­tle bit too long but it pays off well at the end.

Sudeikis gives a fright­en­ingly great per­for­mance as the creepy “nice” guy who wants to be more than friends. Plus you can’t help but root for loser Hath­away, whose per­for­mance re­minds me of a grown-up Mia from The Princess Di­aries. – An­gelin Yeoh

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