Deborah Ross

The humans in Godzilla are so bland and dull you may well find yourself rooting for the monster

Deborah Ross puts her disapproving hat on for this dud of a new movie from the once promising young British director Gareth Edwards

Bryan Cranston and Aaron Taylor-Johnson [© 2014 Legendary Pictures Funding, LLC and Warner Bros. Entertainment Inc. ]

Godzilla is from the director Gareth Edwards, a Brit whose first film, Monsters, truly put him on the map, as it daringly played with the genre, and incorporated a plausible human love story, and the difference between that film and this may be summed up as follows: whereas Monsters was a clever and inventive film made for relatively little money ($500,000), this is a quite stupid film made for a lot of money ($160 million).

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