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FILM DETAILS
Certificate 12A
Cast
Aaron Taylor-Johnson
Bryan Cranston
Elizabeth Olsen
Ken Watanabe
Directors
Gareth Edwards
Screenwriters
Max Borenstein
Dave Callaham
Frank Darabont
Running Time
123 minutes

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Plot
Fifteen years after an ‘incident’ at a Japanese nuclear power plant, physicist Joe Brody (Cranston) joins forces with his soldier son Ford (Taylor-Johnson) to eke out the truth of what really happened. What they uncover is prelude to global-threatening devastation.


Verdict
Edwards’ film boasts great filmmaking, noble intentions and cracking monster action. Yet it never reconciles its B-movie origins — preposterous premise, clichéd characters — with its solemn, Nolanised tone. This Godzilla stomps but very rarely romps.


Reviewed by Ian Freer

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