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New Godzilla Remake Looks Bigger Than Previous Godzilla Remake

Godzilla…which isn’t really saying much. Still, this new take on the old kaiju is directed by Gareth Edwards, who did interesting things with giant creatures in 2010’s Monsters. Plus it boasts a decent cast: Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe (aka the Japanese Jean Reno), Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Elizabeth Olsen, Sally Hawkins, David Strathairn and Juliette Binoche all turn up and, presumably, at least some of them will get eaten or stomped. Also, Olsen’s and Cranston’s characters share the same surname, “Brody.” In a perfect world, Cranston would be playing one of Roy Scheider’s kids in Jaws, all grown up and continuing the family tradition of fighting giant aquatic beasts. All else being equal, it couldn’t be a more ridiculous addition to the canon than either Jaws: The Revenge or the ’98 Godzilla, both of which are considered war crimes in some jurisdictions.

Godzilla hits Australian cinemas on May 15.