Colossal (2017)

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Alternate titles
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Directed by Nacho Vigalondo
Producer(s) Jonathan Deckter
Written by Nacho Vigalondo
Music by Bear McCreary
Distributor NEON
Rating R
Budget ~$15,000,000[1]
Box office $3,029,287
(U.S. Earnings)
(Foreign Earnings)
(Total Earnings)
Running time 110 minutes
Aspect ratio 2.35:1
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There's a monster in all of us.

— Tagline

Colossal is a 2016 Spanish-Canadian giant monster movie written and directed by Nacho Vigalondo and starring Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson. It premiered on September 9th, 2016, at the Toronto International Film Festival, and began a limited theatrical release on April 7th, 2017.[2]


Official synopsis:

Gloria (Anne Hathaway) is an out-of-work party girl who finds herself in relationship trouble with her sensible boyfriend, Tim (Dan Stevens), and is forced to move back to her tiny hometown to get her life back on track. She reconnects with childhood friend Oscar (Jason Sudeikis), a good-natured bar owner with a coterie of drinking buddies (Tim Blake Nelson and Austin Stowell), and resumes her drinking lifestyle.

Meanwhile, on the other side of the world, a larger-than-life creature begins attacking Seoul, South Korea on a nightly basis, captivating spectators around the world. One night, Gloria is horrified to discover that her every move at a local playground is being mimicked on a catastrophic scale by the rampaging beast. When Gloria's friends get wind of the bizarre phenomenon, a second, more destructive creature emerges, prompting an epic showdown between the two monsters.


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Staff role on the left, staff member's name on the right.

  • Directed by   Nacho Vigalondo
  • Written by   Nacho Vigalondo
  • Produced by   Zev Foreman, Nahikari Ipiña, Russell Levine, Dominic Rustam
  • Executive producing by   Garrett Basch, Justin Bursch, Jonathan Deckter, Christopher Lytton, Nacho Vigalondo, Shawn Williamson
  • Music by   Bear McCreary
  • Cinematography by   Eric Kress
  • Edited by   Ben Baudhuin, Luke Doolan
  • Production design by   Sue Chan
  • Assistant directing by   Tim Sereda, Alex Burnett, Ryan MacInnes
  • Special effects by   Robert Musnicki, Jak Osmond


Actor's name on the left, character played on the right.

  • Anne Hathaway   as   Gloria
  • Jason Sudekis   as   Oscar
  • Dan Stevens   as   Tim
  • Austin Stowell   as   Joel
  • Tim Blake Nelson   as   Garth
  • Agam Darshi   as   Ash
  • Rukiya Bernard   as   Maggie
  • Hannah Cheramy   as   Young Gloria
  • Miho Suzuki   as   News Reporter
  • Sarah Surh   as   Mother
  • Christine Lee   as   Seoul Waitress
  • Andrew Tait   as   Bar Patron
  • Eoin Bates   as   Bar Guy (uncredited)



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Director Nacho Vigalondo first announced that he had written a script for "the cheapest Godzilla movie ever" after a screening of his film Open Windows at FrightFest 2014 in London.[3] The Hollywood Reporter announced that Anne Hathaway had been cast as the lead on May 12, 2015.[4]

Voltage Pictures was sued by Toho over the film for allegedly infringing on the Japanese studios's ownership of Godzilla. In its complaint, Toho cited pictures of and references to Godzilla in materials sent to potential investors and distributors at the the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, along with Vigalondo's comments at Frightfest.[5] A settlement was reached on October 30, 2015, for an undisclosed sum of money.[6] Changes made to the script as a result of the lawsuit are unknown, though it likely caused the location of the kaiju attacks to switch from Tokyo to Seoul.


Principal photography for Colossal began on October 18, 2015, in Vancouver, and wrapped on November 25, 2015. A second unit filmed in Seoul.


Main article: Colossal/Gallery.


Main article: Colossal (Soundtrack).

Alternate titles

  • Girl and Monster (Tüdruk ja Koletis; Estonia)
  • She's a Monster (Ella es un Monstruo; Mexico)
  • Colossal: an Uncontrollable Monster (Colosal: Un Monstruo Incontrolable; Peru)
  • Monster (Monstrum; Poland)
  • My Girlfriend is a Monster (Моя девушка - монстр; Russia and Ukraine)
  • Giantess (Velikanka; Slovenia)
  • Synchronized Monster (シンクロナイズドモンスター; Japan)

Theatrical releases

  • Greece - April 6, 2017
  • India - April 7, 2017
  • United States - April 7, 2017
  • Australia - April 13, 2017
  • Croatia - April 20, 2017
  • Kuwait - April 20, 2017
  • South Korea - April 20, 2017
  • Canada - April 21, 2017
  • Taiwan - April 21, 2017
  • Vietnam - April 21, 2017
  • Georgia - April 27, 2017
  • Russia - April 27, 2017
  • Ukraine - April 27, 2017
  • Estonia - April 28, 2017
  • Peru - May 4, 2017
  • Philippines - May 17, 2017
  • Portugal - May 18, 2017
  • United Kingdom - May 19, 2017
  • Ireland - May 19, 2017
  • Argentina - June 1, 2017
  • Singapore - June 8, 2017
  • Brazil - June 15, 2017
  • Chile - June 15, 2017
  • Mexico - June 16, 2017
  • Israel - June 22, 2017
  • Hong Kong - July 27, 2017
  • Indonesia - September 1, 2017
  • Japan - November 3, 2017


Colossal currently has a 80% Certified Fresh rating on Rotten Tomatoes, based on 220 reviews.[7] The site's Critical Consensus reads, "Colossal's singular strangeness can be disorienting, but viewers who hang on may find that its genre-defying execution -- and Anne Hathaway's performance -- is well worth the ride."


Award Category Recipient(s) Result
Austin Fantastic Fest Best Picture - Fantastic Features Nacho Vigalondo Won
Film Club's The Lost Weekend Best Supporting Actor Jason Sudeikis Won
Best Director Nacho Vigalondo Won
International Online Cinema Awards Best Sound Editing Mark Gingras Nominated
Best Director N/A Nominated
Neuchâtel International Fantastic Film Festival Best European Fantastic Feature Film Nacho Vigalondo Nominated
The Joey Awards, Vancouver Best Actress in a Feature Film Supporting Role Hannah Cheramy Nominated

Video releases

Universal DVD/Blu-ray + DVD + Digital HD (2017)

  • Region: 1 (DVD); A/1 (Blu-ray)
  • Audio: English (Dolby Digital 5.1 for the DVD; DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1 for the Blu-ray)
  • Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
  • Special Features: Deleted scene (4 minutes)



Colossal teaser
Colossal trailer #1
Colossal trailer #2
Japanese Synchronized Monster trailer


Opening scene

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Titanus Gojira

3 months ago
Score 0
the movie was a faliure right

Astounding Beyond Belief

15 months ago
Score 0
Posting for posterity as I clear out my Tumblr likes: the Mazinger Z artwork in the pitch is by Jose Manuel Liebana Santamarta. https://3dto...rossing-cars

Toa Hydros

32 months ago
Score 1

My Thoughts: Colossal

For what it is, this is actually a decent film. It has humor, drama, emotion, and of course, giant monsters.

The plot of an alcoholic woman unwittingly in control of a giant monster in another country is pretty inventive, the characters are mostly likable, and the movie has surprisingly decent monster effects.

Granted, the movie does have its problems. There could've been a bit more screen time devoted to the monsters; not much more mind you, as its SUPPOSED to be a human-oriented story, but a little more would've made the creatures more relevant.

The main problem I have with the film, though, is its inconsistent tone: The trailers make it seem like it's going to be a comedy, which could've worked if executed properly. Indeed, the first half of the movie does play out like a comedy, but then it suddenly becomes a somewhat brutal drama focusing on obsession and emotional abuse... an angle that possesses potential as well. There's nothing really wrong with either concept, but I think the movie would've been stronger if it had chosen one and stuck with it.

Overall, I'm glad I saw it. Is it perfect? No. But it is entertaining nonetheless. Just don't expect much over-the-top monster action.


35 months ago
Score 1
I saw this and it was a decent film. A bit of drama and comedy with a side of Monster battles, I'd give it a 7/10.


36 months ago
Score 1
Finally a good poster!!!!!


36 months ago
Score 1
Is this movie getting a limited release or a regular one?

Astounding Beyond Belief

36 months ago
Score 1
Limited. Here's the list of theaters: http://sheis...eenings.html

Green Blob Thing

36 months ago
Score 1
The new poster is so much better and more visually appealing. There's not really any reason to do this, but it would be nice if the page used that version of the poster instead of the one that is currently being used.

Astounding Beyond Belief

36 months ago
Score 1
Looking at the premiere events/social media, that does seem to be the main poster. Imma change it.

Green Blob Thing

36 months ago
Score 1
Yay! The new poster looks so much better and doesn't stick out like a sore thumb.


36 months ago
Score 1
So we're just making pages for every random Giant Monster movie now? Kool.

Astounding Beyond Belief

36 months ago
Score 1
Not a recent thing. Gorgo, Reptilicus, Pulgasari, Cloverfield, Reptilian...

Green Blob Thing

36 months ago
Score 1
Only pages for notable monster movies. We're most likely never gonna have a page for something like The Giant Gila Monster.

Astounding Beyond Belief

36 months ago
Score 1
I agree that The Giant Gila Monster would be out of place here, but what's our working definition of "notable"?

Green Blob Thing

36 months ago
Score 1

I'm referring to the ones that are known for different reasons.

Cloverfield - Popular American monster movie which briefly revitalized the monster movie genre.

Gorgo - Britain's very own monster movie.

Pulgasari - The screwed up backstory behind it.

Reptilicus - I'm not sure. I've not seen it.

Reptilian - Yonggary's second film and one of the most expensive Korean movies ever made.

Colossal - The lawsuit behind it and the fact that it is a new movie.

The Giant Claw - The awful bird puppet.

Geharha - Well-known fan movie. It even has merchandise.


36 months ago
Score 1
The second poster looks better than the first.

Godzilla vs Gipsy Danger

37 months ago
Score 1
Can't wait for this movie!


37 months ago
Score 1
This movie looks like it's gonna be pretty kawaii neat-o burrito!

GODZILLA FAN 2005-2017

37 months ago
Score 1
but i don't like how they used godzilla for no reason but they got sued anyway TOHO will break your dreams

Magara M&E

38 months ago
Score 1
Judging from the trailer, they dropped the "Giant robot" part


39 months ago
Score 1
I cannot believe they thought they could release a movie like this.


40 months ago
Score 1
Wow. I can see why they sued. That is clearly Godzilla in the picture. I can't believe they were stupid enough to think this was okay.

Astounding Beyond Belief

40 months ago
Score 1
It gets worse, read Toho's complaint.

GODZILLA FAN 2005-2017

37 months ago
Score 1


40 months ago
Score 1
This is so fascinating. I loved reading about this when the lawsuit first unfodled in Facebook. It's so bizarre.