Colossal is a surprisingly above average offbeat comedy drama where Gloria discovers that she is connected to a giant monster terrorising Seoul.
Gloria (played well by Anne Hathaway) is thrown out of her boyfriend's apartment, after one time too many staying out late and drinking. She returns to her parent's empty house and wishes for a new start. She rekindles a friendship with school pal Oscar (Jason Sudeikis) who runs the local bar.
After a big night out with her work mates, Gloria realises a gigantic monster is connected to her psychically. She has no idea what to do, so she turns to her friends for help.
Colossal is based on the Kaiju genre of films.
Kaijū is a Japanese film genre that features monsters, usually attacking major cities and engaging the military and other monsters in battle. - Wikipedia
You might watch the trailer like I did and have low expectations. I'm urging you to give this one a go because it does have a captivating storyline and resists going overboard with the typical Hollywood special effects.
Colossal maintains a good balance of story and character conflict peppered with the right amount of monster special effects.
Colossal is released in Australia on Thursday 13 April 2017.