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Directed by: Nacho Vigalondo
Written by: Nacho Vigalondo
Cast: Anne Hathaway, Dan Stevens, Jason Sudeikis, Tim Blake Nelson
Studio: Neon
Genre: Action, Science-Fiction, Thriller
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Plot: down on her luck alcoholic finds she's linked to a massive creature.


Very weird flick from Nacho Vigalondo (Time Crimes, Open Windows) has troubled alcoholic Gloria (Anne Hathaway) getting the boot from her boyfriend (Dan Stevens), prompting her to move back to her family house in her home town. Not only does she reconnect with childhood schoolmate Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), but is shocked to find a gigantic creature is attacking Seoul, Korea. In a weird turn of events, Gloria soon finds that she and the gigantic creature are somehow connected, as it mimics her actions and only appears when she is in the park where a fateful event once took place a long time ago.

Writer/director Nacho Vigalondo concocts a very strange tale that almost works. It’s first half is oddly engaging despite the really weird premise and we are eager to find out what this strange beast has to do with Gloria, who is struggling to get her life together. It’s in the flick’s second half where Sudeikis’ Oscar shows his true colors, that it becomes a rather unpleasant movie as Oscar becomes more and more abusive towards Gloria. We do get some answers to our questions, but the film, at that point, stops being fun. One can appreciate Vigalondo’s boldness and the originality of his tale, but when it goes from Gloria’s whimsical and comic attempts to unravel a “colossal” mystery to her conflict with the mean-spirited and bitter Oscar, both creature and movie lose their grip.

-MonsterZero NJ

Other reviews of this film: Moviefreak2010 (10/10) , cobb (3/10) > Display all
timmyd at 01:52 AM Aug 07

I had fun with it . not a classic by any means , but I thought the performances were pretty solid.

MonsterZeroNJ at 03:16 AM Aug 08

Acting was very good. Just found Oscar just became unpleasant and he was downright abusive to Gloria. Made it unpleasant to watch.

Moviefreak2010 at 09:06 PM Sep 21

loved it

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