“Godzilla”

2 stars
Rated PG-13
2 hours 15 minutes

Bryan Cranston, Ken Watanabe, Elizabeth Olsen

CHICOPEE, Mass. (WWLP) – Just one look at Bryan Cranston’s Incredibly phony hairpiece and you realize right away “Godzilla’s” in deep trouble.

This dreadful new version wastes at least a full hour before the monster with the bad skin decided he’s ready for his first close up.

There’s a limit to how long it takes setting the stage for this dismal creature feature rehash.

Cranston, the distraught scientist with the bad hairpiece growls even louder than “Godzilla” for the world being so out of whack because of those nasty nuclear tests in the 1950s.

It’s really no secret that the film wastes the gifted Elizabeth Olsen in a meaningless role that requires little else but to look scared.

It takes awhile to sink in that “Godzilla” finds himself in the uncustomary role of the good guy for what It’s worth.

“Godzilla” only works for fans of mass destruction. The special effects team devotes itself heart and soul reducing as much to rubble as the 160 million dollar budget and the 2 hours and 15 minutes of running time would allow.

It’s a relief to know that Aaron Taylor Johnson, the monster bashing her is waiting in the wings.

And when he tells the military commander “this is what he does”, “this is his job”, you’ll want to reply, It’s obvious his job certainly isn’t acting.

When it’s mercifully all over, “Godzilla” has his two stars, he submerges himself and waits for his agent to call for the next re-make. For my sake, let’s hope it’s a call that never comes.

“Godzilla” has worn out his welcome.

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