Gareth Edwards made a big leap from the small scale of 2010’s Monsters to the 2014 summer blockbuster Godzilla, and in doing so he showed that he has the skills for big budget movie-making (which may be why Lucasfilm scooped him up to direct a standalone Star Wars film). Godzilla features a number of epic set pieces that show Edwards has a great skill and understanding of how to stage and build action. But the film also has a huge weakness: none of the human characters are as interesting as the titular monster. Perhaps that’s to be expected, but it’s why the film is impressive while also being a little boring. Aaron Taylor-Johnson leads the film, which also features Elizabeth Olsen, Ken Watanabe, Bryan Cranston and David Strathairn. My Godzilla Blu-ray review follows after the jump.