Colossal

Colossal is a 2016 science fiction black comedy film directed and written by Nacho Vigalondo.

The film stars Anne Hathaway, Jason Sudeikis, Dan Stevens, Austin Stowell, and Tim Blake Nelson, telling a story about Gloria, an unemployed young writer played by Hathaway, who is unwittingly causing a giant monster to wreak havoc halfway across the world.


Well, this has got to be one of the strangest movies I have seen.
It’s a strange mixture of Kaiju and romantic comedy. The monster appears to be a projection of the character’s destructive effects due to alcoholism.

I watched it only because it appeared  on Netflix and I remembered Mark Kermode’s review of the film.

Warship

Warship
(Black Fleet Trilogy #1)
by Joshua Dalzelle (2015)

In the 25th century humans have conquered space. The advent of faster-than-light travel has opened up hundreds of habitable planets for colonization, and humans have exploited the virtually limitless space and resources for hundreds of years with impunity.

So complacent have they become with the overabundance that armed conflict is a thing of the past, and their machines of war are obsolete and decrepit. What would happen if they were suddenly threatened by a terrifying new enemy?

Would humanity fold and surrender, or would they return to their evolutionary roots and meet force with force? One ship—and one captain—will soon be faced with this very choice.


This is more like it for Military Science Fiction. There is more science, and the physics is explained well. The pacing is a little slow, it reminds me of Kristine Kathryn Rusch or David Weber. And it ramps up to a decent conflict and resolution at the end.