Colossal is an unconventional monster movie. Yes, it features a larger than life beast terrorizing the streets of Seoul, but there's something unique about this particular demon. As it turns out, the monster in the film mimics the movements of a recently-single woman living in the United States — her walk, her mannerisms, and even her dance moves. Starring Anne Hathaway and Jason Sudeikis, Colossal (out April 7) explores the monster genre in a clever new way, imagining what it might be like if our inner demons were released onto the world. I sat down with Hathaway and Sudeikis at the Los Angeles press day for the film and played a game surrounding the film's theme.
Here's how it went down: I wrote the names of famous monster movies on cards using only emojis, and then I asked the two actors to translate the emojis for me. It's a fairly straight forward concept, but as you'll see, I mess it up immediately. As it turns out, these Colossal actors are much better at remembering the titles of famous monster movies than I am, as the pair immediately school me at my own game.
Looks like the (colossal) joke is on me.