First Glance: “Godzilla vs. Kong”


Creature Feature fans rejoice. The first trailer for the long-awaited (at least for some of us) “Godzilla vs. Kong” movie finally landed over the weekend and boy does it leave us with a lot to ponder. This star-studded sequel to 2014’s “Godzilla”, 2017’s “Kong: Skull Island”, and 2019’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters” throws a lot at us in its first real look – lots of large scale action, numerous returning characters and an epic showdown between cinema’s most renowned monsters. Will it all come together in a smart and compelling way? Who knows, but it sure looks to be a lot of fun.

So it looks like Godzilla is ticked off and many of the familiar faces can’t quite figure out why. One significant line of dialogue offers some insight. “There was a war and they’re the last ones standing.” So apparently the two beasts have a history. But something else seems to have Godzilla worked up and wrecking havoc around the globe. So those pesky humans need Kong to defend them against the mighty Godzilla and a young girl who is able to communicate with the former Skull Island native looks to be the key. Lots of ground to cover but I’m completely onboard.

“Godzilla vs. Kong” opens March 26th in theaters and streaming on HBO Max. Check out the trailer below and let me know if you’ll be seeing yet or taking a pass.

18 thoughts on “First Glance: “Godzilla vs. Kong”

  1. I saw the trailer for it last night on TV during the football game (The Super Bowl is going to suck. I have no interest in watching Tom Brady or the Chiefs winning another Super Bowl ring. I wanted the Buffalo Bills to win) and while I haven’t seen the films relating to the franchise. The idea of a monster-budget film where Godzilla and King Kong get into this hoss fight of all hoss fights is intriguing. Yet, it has to be seen in the big screen for everyone to see. Otherwise, I can’t watch it on a big TV screen or on a laptop. A fight like this has to be seen in the movie theaters. Alas, I’m not sure if that is worth dying for.

    • You really should give the previous three films a shot. I gotta admit I had a blast with each. I do think you’re right about the big screen. That’s where I’m considering seeing it. I’m expecting a screener but it won’t compare to a huge theater experience. We’ll see.

  2. I agree with the comment about a big screen above. I remember watching Skull Island in the cinema and loving it, only for a few years to have another viewing on my computer and it was… not great. I know these films are more complex than just the fight, which is a shame because that’s really all anyone really cares about, but think King Kong may give Godzilla a run for his money.

  3. I saw and liked Godzilla King of the Monsters a few times. Since it’s the last one before this new one, does it tie into it at all? I’ll probably watch it if it ever gets to netflix or on DVD.

  4. Pretty stoked to see Rebecca Hall in this along with my man Julian Dennison, aka Ricky Baker. These CGI-heavy movies sure stack up an excellent cast. Also loving the use of Alexander Skarsgard who played Tarzan and having a part to play in Kong’s story. There’s no way his casting was a coincidence.

    I had a lot of fun with King of the Monsters. This next one looks exceptionally bonkers. Hoping it will be safe enough to check this out in a theater.

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