Colossal

Colossal

Director: Nacho Vigalondo
Running Time: 110 minutes


A woman finding her inner strength is inspiring. But a woman finding her inner giant monster who kicks butt — that’s just so cool.

~~ David Edelstein, Vulture

Initially, everything about Colossal seems inexplicably, gratuitously absurd. Dancing kaiju, for example. Or drunks controlling city-crushing monsters via psychic link. Or inexplicable portals between Seoul and a small American town. Or Anne Hathaway being involved with any of the above. Yet, after nearly two hours, the movie manages to sweep you up in its world, and it starts to make a weird kind of sense. And eventually, all the things that seemed unfathomable at first become exactly what makes its message so clear…

The plea is this: Go see this movie… Yes, it’s pretty weird, but you’ll get used to it. Do it because the world needs the weird genius of Nacho Vigalondo (also, he’s probably got a few lawyer fees to pay off after settling that lawsuit with Toho brought on by calling his movie “the cheapest Godzilla movie ever”). Do it because Hathaway is finally letting her freak flag fly, and it's high time more women carried genre movies. But mostly, do it because it's the good kind of oddball movie—and those kind of things deserve to crush a city near you.

~~ Angela Watercutter, Wired