Colossal movie poster

Other than a prologue flashback to a Transformerzilla-ish creature attacking South Korea, there’s nothing irregular about the setup for this story of an irresponsible drunk (Anne Hathaway) who gets kicked to the curb by her boyfriend and moves back into her parents’ abandoned home. Whether she wants it or not, the only one offering assistance is a former childhood admirer and grown-up town barkeep (Jason Sudeikis). Their bad-blood backstory doesn’t officially surface until the third act, but it’s apparent in Sudeikis’ every movement. It’s best that writer-director Nacho Vigalondo never once tries to explain how Hathaway, and subsequently Sudeikis, telepathically control the aforementioned Michael Bay rejects from the safety of their neighborhood playlot; that might have sapped some of the fun of watching the duo go all Rock’em Sock’em Robots through the streets of Seoul. If you’re in the mood for a monster movie, revenge-tinged romance, social satire, or simply a good time at the multiplex, consider Colossal entertainment. 2017.

Scott Marks

Showtimes

Angelika Film Center

11620 Carmel Mountain Road, San Diego, 858-674-6164 | Directions

Wednesday, April 26

11:35am, 2:20pm, 4:40pm, 8:00pm

Thursday, April 27

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:10pm, 8:00pm, 10:35pm

Friday, April 28

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:10pm, 8:05pm, 10:45pm

Saturday, April 29

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:10pm, 8:05pm, 10:45pm

Sunday, April 30

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:10pm, 8:05pm, 10:45pm

Monday, May 1

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:10pm, 8:05pm

Tuesday, May 2

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:10pm, 8:05pm

Wednesday, May 3

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:10pm, 8:05pm

Thursday, May 4

11:35am, 2:20pm, 5:10pm, 8:05pm, 10:45pm

ArcLight La Jolla

4425 La Jolla Village Drive, Suite H60, San Diego, 858-768-7770 | Directions

Wednesday, April 26

10:50am, 1:55pm, 5:35pm, 8:35pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, April 27

10:50am, 2:00pm, 5:35pm

Landmark Hillcrest

3965 Fifth Avenue, San Diego, 619-298-2904 | Directions

Wednesday, April 26

1:35pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm, 10:05pm

Thursday, April 27

1:35pm, 4:30pm, 7:30pm, 10:05pm

Friday, April 28

1:20pm, 4:10pm, 7:35pm, 10:10pm

Saturday, April 29

10:30am, 1:20pm, 4:10pm, 7:35pm, 10:10pm

Sunday, April 30

10:30am, 1:20pm, 4:10pm, 7:35pm, 10:10pm

Monday, May 1

1:20pm, 4:10pm, 7:35pm, 10:10pm

Tuesday, May 2

1:20pm, 4:10pm, 7:35pm, 10:10pm

Wednesday, May 3

1:20pm, 4:10pm, 10:10pm

Thursday, May 4

1:20pm, 4:10pm, 7:35pm, 10:10pm

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