So, Colossal threw me for a loop. I heard about a monster movie starring the incomparable Anne Hathaway (Catwoman is my jam) and was immediately interested. The trailer started as expected. Big monster tears up city, everyone reacts with horror, so on and so forth. It’s all dark and gloomy and kind of boring, but hey, Anne Hathaway’s in it so I can manage some interest. Then…well, just watch for yourself.
This looks so fun. I can imagine the movie going in a variety of different directions from here, but it’s hard to imagine any of those directions would bore me. Why does this seemingly unimportant woman control this monster? What the hell is the monster and how much will I end up loving it? What glorious (or not so glorious) character development will we get from this? How will this tie to some event in her life that might make people cry? I’m really talking myself up here, maybe too much.
The smattering of reviews out there say the movie is weird, sometimes to its detriment, but ultimately worth the price of admission. That sounds good enough. Colossal looks like a really good time and that’s why we all go to the movies, after all. Anything on top of that is gravy. Plus, its Anne Hathaway. She can carry all kinds of weird concepts.
What do you all think? Do you think this looks perfectly weird or just stupid? Sound off in the comments.
Colossal is scheduled for release on April 7, 2017 and is directed by Nacho Vigalondo. Starring along with Hathaway are Dan Stevens (very busy man), Jason Sudeikis, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson.