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Godzilla: Awesome monsters, limp humans

Published on May 14, 2014 1:59 PM
Ken Watanabe spouts Oriental wisdom as Japanese scientist Ichiro Serizawa. -- PHOTO: WARNER BROS

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123 minutes/Opens tomorrow/**1/2

The story: Joe Brody (Bryan Cranston) is a nuclear power plant engineer working in Japan when seismic disturbances kill his wife Sandra (Juliette Binoche). He becomes obsessed with finding out the truth behind the tremors, alienating his son, Navy ordnance expert Ford Brody (Aaron Taylor-Johnson), even as Ford's wife Elle (Elizabeth Olsen) counsels reconciliation. Meanwhile, scientists Ichiro Serizawa (Ken Watanabe) and Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) make disturbing discoveries about enormous creatures living deep in the earth.

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