COLOSSAL REVIEW: Director/ writer Nacho Vigalondo’s Colossal is an oddball indie film that mysteriously unravels itself at its own pace, engaging you in the process. It’s a strange romcom that morphs into an unsettling drama and eventually, a sci-fi monster movie. An outlandish attempt at genre-bending cinema, Vigalondo’s absurdity makes sense if you choose to look beneath the surface and decode the metaphors. It essentially says, there’s a monster in all of us and we have to grow up at some point in our lives to face it.
It’s refreshing to see good girl Anne Hathaway portraying this unapologetic character with peculiar quirks. But it’s Jason Sudeikis, who turns out to be a total revelation. Luring the audience into deconstructing his complex character is the film’s biggest asset. Dan Stevens, aka ‘the beast’ is perfectly cast as the smug elitist boyfriend.