This looks like a great deal of fun, with a serious subject underneath: toxic masculinity. If you like or don’t mind spoilers, head on over to Think Progress for the full rundown. If you don’t like spoilers, just watch the trailer and don’t click the link!

‘Colossal’: A monster movie that takes on toxic masculinity.


  1. says

    Yes, I want to see it too, although I share the bad chills. I hadn’t even heard of it until yesterday, and I have to say, I’m seriously surprised that toxic masculinity is not only being accurately depicted in a movie, but that it’s in a movie at all, and not being portrayed as cool alpha behaviour.

  2. rq says

    I’m wondering if certain people I’m close to will get it as more than a quirky, weird movie with violence and relationships. Or will they chalk it up to ‘it’s just a movie’?
    But all of that is beside the point, if this movie is already made and puts that toxic masculinity front and centre, showcasing its actual harm for once. I’m sure there will be a lot of teeth grinding over this in some circles, as per the usual. Oh well! More like this, please.

  3. says

    Now I want to gather up all the typical sorts of men you find spraying their privilege all over various subcultures like incontinent skunks and give them the Clockwork Orange treatment with a double feature of this and “Get Out”.

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