(EW.com) — Let me put my cards on the table.
I was one of those kids who wasted their youth watching “Creature Double Feature” smackdowns between Godzilla and his arsenal of enemy combatants such as Mothra and Ghidorah. There was something about seeing these behemoths stomp Tokyo to dust that made me absolutely giddy: the primal doomsday terror of a beast created by A-bomb radiation, the model-shop ingenuity, the laughable man-in-a-rubber-suit campiness. It’s been 16 years since Hollywood nearly soured that love affair, thanks to Roland Emmerich’s 1998 atrocity. And I was hopeful that the splashy new 3-D reboot might rekindle the old flame.
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Unfortunately, Gareth Edwards’ “Godzilla” feels like two movies Scotch-taped together. In one, Bryan Cranston plays a nuclear engineer with a tragic past who’s racing to expose the truth about a series of seismic anomalies, Aaron Taylor-Johnson is his estranged soldier son, and Ken Watanabe and Sally Haw