jason sudeikis movie

idk what everyone is up to this weekend but please please please, if you have time or the inclination or anything, please go see the movie Colossal with Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. It uses the whole godzilla-esque typical monster story as a very effective allegory/vehicle for a story about alcoholism, abusive and destructive relationships and control issues. I would put a tentative trigger warning on it for people who have been in abusive relationships because I found the portrayal to be somewhat confronting but ultimately the film is just? so good? it’s a bit odd and the acting is actually excellent and the storytelling and the message and the way it portrays the relationship is worth seeing 

I’ve Watched Colossal!

Okay so now if you’ve only watched the trailers for the film, then you might have the impression that Colossal is one of them run-of-the-mill monster-genre movie. But here’s the thing - it isn’t.

Colossal is one of those movies that really can’t be put into any specific genre. There’re elements from genres like monster, science fiction, thriller, fantasy, with just the right amount of comedy. The combination of elements from all sorts of movies helps Colossal deviate away from falling into the predictable, boring plots that most movies succumb to. The plot of this movie is, to put simply, unique. There is honestly no other movie like it. Colossal also touches on many real world issues such as entitlement and empowerment, but I shan’t delve into these to avoid spoiling the plot.

So I can’t reveal much, but there is much more than meets the eye. The plot develops at a rather slow pace, with a small sprinkling of subtle hints along the way that tie in well with the incidents that unfold towards the end of the movie. The movie keeps you guessing at just which direction it’ll choose to take, and I for one am rather pleased at how things turned out.

The movie primarily revolves around the characters portrayed by Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis. While the former is arguably more famous, it was Sudeikis’ acting that really blew me away. He’d already long been one of my favorite actors and I’ve been following his work from back in his SNL days, so I know what types of characters he typically portrays. And it was this prior knowledge I have about his acting that made his work in Colossal even more stunning for me. Sudeikis’ effective and believable portrayal of such a complex character in Colossal sends out a clear message to all that his acting skills are not limited to comedic roles.

In a current movie selection dominated by big famous titles which all follow predictable plot lines, Colossal serves as an alternative for those wanting to watch something entirely different.

Colossal has established itself as one of my favorite movies of all time. Hats off to all involved in its making, and I highly recommend all to take the time out to give it a watch.

2017 Kids’ Choice Awards Voting Hashtags

UPDATED Here’s how to vote for your favorite KCA nominees!

All Platforms

  • Maximum of 100 valid votes per category per day per device (this includes social accounts, the website and the Nick Play app where applicable)
  • Call to action must promote a #category and #nominee and/or nominee handle for voters to include in their posts
  • Each post may only include one nominee for one category at a time
  • If a post contains a nominee for multiple categories that the chosen nominee is listed under, it will not count as a valid vote
  • If a post contains multiple nominees in a single category, it will not count as valid vote

Twitter Voting

  • Twitter account must be set to public
  • Re-tweets will count as valid votes

Facebook

  • Comments on a post will not count as a vote

You can also vote on nick.com/kids-choice-awards!

NOW GO HAVE FUN AND VOTE VOTE VOTE!

TELEVISION:

Favorite Kids TV Show

Favorite Family TV Show

Favorite TV Actor

Favorite TV Actress

Favorite Cartoon

Favorite Reality Show

FILM:

Favorite Movie

Favorite Movie Actor

Favorite Movie Actress

Favorite Animated Movie

Favorite Voice From An Animated Movie

Favorite Villain

Favorite Buttkicker

BFF’s (Best Friends Forever)

Favorite Frenemies

Most Wanted Pet

#Squad

  • Ghostbusters - Melissa McCarthy, Kristen Wiig, Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones - #KCASquad #Ghostbusters
  • Rogue One - Felicity Jones, Forest Whitaker, Diego Lyna, Ben Mendelsohn, Alan Tudyk, Donnie Yen, Riz Ahmed, Mads Mikkelsen - #KCASquad #RogueOne
  • X-Men Apocalypse - James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence, Nicholas Hoult, Evan Peters, Tye Sheridan, Ben Hardy, Kodi Smit-McPhee, Sophie Turner, Alexandra Shipp,Olivia Munn - #KCASquad #XmenApocalypse
  • Captain America: Civil War - Chris Evans, Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Sebastian Stan, Anthony Mackie, Don Cheadle, Jeremy Renner, Chadwick Boseman - #KCASquad #CaptainAmericaCivilWar
  • Finding Dory - Ellen DeGeneres, Albert Brooks, Kaitlin Olson, Hayden Rolence, Willem Dafoe, Ed O’Neill, Ty Burrell, Eugene Levy - #KCASquad #FindingDory
  • TMNT: Out of The Shadows - Noel Fisher, Jeremy Howard, Pete Ploszek, Alan Ritchson - #KCASquad #TMNT2

MUSIC:

Favorite Music Group

Favorite Male Singer

Favorite Female Singer

Favorite Song

Favorite New Artist

Favorite Music Video

Favorite EJ/EDM Artist

Favorite Soundtrack

Favorite Viral Music Artist

Global Music Star

OTHER CATEGORIES:

Favorite Video Game

Subvirtiendo usos amorosos

A propósito de Colossal (Nacho Vigalondo, 2016).

Los denodados esfuerzos del realizador y guionista Nacho Vigalondo por hacerse entender y apreciar a toda costa, así como una obsesión con la autopromoción que ha acabado condicionando el espíritu de la producción que nos ocupa —"oportuno" relato de empoderamiento femenino, en pleno auge de cierto feminismo surgido en redes sociales que ha pegado fuerte en el ámbito del director con una obsesión por el linchamiento de cualquier personalidad cultural reticente a comulgar con sus eslóganes disfrazados de ideario—, no debe en absoluto distraernos de los rotundos méritos que atesora su filmografía. El autor de Los cronocrímenes o de la infravaloradísima Open Windows (2014), su penúltima producción hasta la fecha, firma en esta ocasión una rara avis que transmuta, uso revulsivo del kaiju-eiga mediante, los usos sentimentales y arquetipos de la comedia romántica indie en sombría ficción fantástica en torno a la violencia machista.

Indagación en la agresividad que se agazapa en modos tanto narrativos como existenciales de apariencia inocua (hay un juego muy interesante con el rol de Jason Sudeikis, habituado a aparecer en pantalla como tontorrón encantador), Colossal sorprendentemente sortea su condición de ‘ficción de tendencias’ y ofrece uno de los discursos feministas más poderosos y convincentes, le pese a quien le pese, del cine visto esta temporada. Más allá de la ingeniosa idea de partida, no solo logra erigirse en una muy divertida e imprevisible deconstrucción de sí misma, sino que plantea una inteligente tesis sobre la sublimación del yo a partir de una conquista que tiene lugar en el territorio de las imágenes.

Ignacio Pablo Rico.