Absolute power corrupts absolutely. So they say, at least. But I don’t think it takes absolute power to corrupt, even the smallest amount of it can drive someone drunkenly mad, and Colossal is all about drunken power. Or maybe, the lack of it? Actually, it’s probably both. Walk with me as I take apart Nacho Vigalondo’s genre-bending dramedy and try to make sense of a film that is equal parts bizarre as it is funny!
Colossal is Rated R for language. It features Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, and Dan Stevens. Directed by Nacho Vigalondo.
Intro / Outro song – Kevin Macleod’s ‘Happy Alley’
Melvin Benson is the creator, editor, and lead host of Cinematic Doctrine. He’s written fiction and nonfiction for over a decade with short stories featured on the Creepypasta Wiki and Wattpad. His novelette Ethereal Temptation, a teen drama with a tinge of magical-realism, can be read for free here. His hope is to see King Jesus glorified as far as the east is from the west!
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