One of the more weirder entries at last year’s Fantasticfest, Nacho Vigalando’s (Timecrimes, Open Windows) Colossal came out of the festival with a ton of praise for it’s darkly funny tale of the boozy Gloria (Anne Hathaway), whose life is falling apart before her very eyes, and the giant Kaiju she seems to control half a world away. Our first look at the movie has finally come our way, and short and sweet may it be, I have a feeling this could be one of my favourite movies of 2017.
This seems weird to type, but this may be the most grounded giant monster movie you will ever see. Using the Kaiju as a metaphor for Gloria’s alcoholism, it promises to say some very interesting things on the matter, and while the tone may be very goofy and lightweight, something tells me there is more to Colossal than meets the eye.
Colossal is released in the U.S. on April 7th. No release for this side of the pond has been given at this time.