You know, if you had asked me if we were living in an age filled to the brim with kaiju (giant monster) movies, I would’ve probably answered with a pretty solid no. With all the content that’s out there, I think it’s safe to say the big ones out there are mostly standard superhero fare. But if I took a little deeper look, and actually looked at what’s come out recently, as well as what’s on the horizon, I may recognize a different narrative.
Between the likes of Transformers (I know, not technically a kaiju film), Pacific Rim, Power Rangers, Godzilla, and Kong: Skull Island, there definitely seems have been a subtle resurgence of the long-running genre. And with it, it almost seems like the perfect time for a parody film to hit theaters. While I couldn’t call the trailer to the upcoming Anne Hathaway film, Colossal, a parody, it seems like a fun, unique take on the well-worn genre.
Colossal is an upcoming film that follows a woman named Gloria who wakes up to reports of a giant monster that had rampaging on the streets of Seoul, South Korea the night before. It doesn’t take long for her to realize that she’s the one inadvertently controlling the kanji from a distance, and wreaking havoc on the unsuspecting city.
Check out the trailer below!
If you’ve heard of this movie before, it’s because it premiered at last year’s Fantastic Fest, where it received pretty favorable reviews. While the movie itself, based on the trailer, looks to be rather comedic in nature, reviews indicate that there’s are some pretty insightful commentary on self-destructive behavior. All in all, it seems like a pretty good time at the movies, and word has it that Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis are pretty great in it as well.
The film is directed by Timecrimes director Nacho Vigalondo, and co-stars Tim Blake Nelson, Austin Stowell, and Dan Stevens.
Colossal hits theaters on April 7, 2017, and will also screen at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival.
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