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Colossal

Postby Zohar » Mon May 15, 2017 1:03 pm UTC

We saw it last night. Anne Hathaway is somewhat of an alcoholic trainwreck who discovers she sometimes manifests as a giant monster in Seoul.

The movie's very good, though I would argue the final act could use a bit of editing - the movie shifts focus a few times, which is fine, but delays a bit too much on the last part, I believe. The cinematography and editing is very well done, and there a few shots I was truly impressed by - the way they juxtapose what happens in her part of the world and what happens in Seoul is kind of brilliant.

Massive trigger warning though for emotional abuse and domestic violence. A friend on FB compared it to Jessica Jones-levels of distress, which doesn't seem too far off.
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Re: Colossal

Postby cephalopod9 » Tue May 16, 2017 10:41 pm UTC

It's really good!

I'm sorta worried people are going in expecting a wacky comedy, because the sillier parts are easier to advertise.

It's getting some mixed reviews that (besides the haters) are calling it complicated and layered. I think it's a little over stated. It's got two, maybe three layers. More than that I think it's just unconventional, and breaks the rules movies usually follow.

I loved the cinematography
Spoiler:
the way objects have presence on screen, every time there's a bottle on screen there's focus and energy around it.
The big fight they have as humans, plays out like a traditional kaiju fight
I want to rewatch it, and pay more attention to how it works.


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