The First Critic Reactions To ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ Are Here

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After 2020 robbed us of essentially any and all blockbuster entertainment (and far more important things, frankly), we’re on the verge of reaching the true return of the movie industry, as the coming months will see the release of tons of massive films — most of which were originally scheduled to drop in 2020.

One of those movies is Warner Bros’ Godzilla vs. Kong, the culmination of their “Monsterverse” franchise that began with 2014’s Godzilla and continued with Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of the Monsters. 

With the film set to be released in just over a week, the first critical reactions have begun to hit social media, and in general, critics seem to think that while some of the human-related plot points might not work, the explosive set pieces between the two iconic titans absolutely do, and really, that’s why we tune into these movies: for the action.

Here’s the official synopsis of Godzilla vs. Kong, via Warner Bros.:

Legends collide in “Godzilla vs. Kong” as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans—instigated by unseen forces—is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

Godzilla vs. Kong — which stars tarring Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Alexander Skarsgård, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, and Demián Bichir — will hit movie theaters and HBO Max on Wednesday, March 31. We’ll be covering the film in-depth over on the Post-Credit Podcat, so make sure to subscribe and check that out.

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