What movie should i watch before godzilla vs kong

What movie should i watch before godzilla vs kong

Apologies in advance for the comparison to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but if we’re making SAT-style analogies, Godzilla vs. Kong is for the legendary entertainment monster like Avengers: Infinity War is for the MCU. after years of movies devoting their time to a hero or, in this case, a monster, eventually worlds must collide, heroes (or monsters) meet, and the result is a richly backstory film that blends elements of all what preceded it.

Legendary Entertainment set out to create this universe when they acquired the rights to Godzilla and King Kong, as well as other monster titans like Mothra, Rodan, and Ghidorah, and released the first film in the franchise, 2014’s Godzilla, to kick things outside though, unlike the mcu, you don’t have to watch 23 movies to catch up.

In preparation for the tie-in you’ve been waiting for, here’s an introduction to which movies are part of the monsterverse and what to watch before you watch Godzilla vs. kong.

godzilla (2014)

While nearly three dozen Godzilla movies have been made since 1954, the first Hollywood-made Godzilla was released in 2014, starring the Maximoff twins, Aaron Taylor-Johnson and Elizabeth Olsen as husband and wife Ford and Elle Brody. . Ford’s father Joe (played by Bryan Cranston) has been living in Japan and, in 1999, he was the supervisor of a nuclear plant where his wife died when the reactor melted down. Joe has been trying to find the cause of the meltdown for 15 years, and when he returns to the nuclear facility to investigate, the facility is destroyed and he is severely injured by a mysterious winged creature.

later, ford meets dr. ishirō serizawa (ken watanabe) and dr. Vivienne Graham (Sally Hawkins) who works for Project Monarch, and they learn that a giant flying creature called a Muto (Unidentified Massive Terrestrial Organism) that had been feeding off the nuclear reactor for 15 years has disappeared. Ultimately, a battle ensues, in the middle of San Francisco, between Mutos and Godzilla and, spoiler alert, Godzilla prevails.

Project Monarch has been a recurring theme throughout the monster universe, beginning with Godzilla, and will appear in every subsequent movie, including Godzilla vs. kong.

kong: skull island (2017)

kong: skull island further proves that there are only a few actors in hollywood, or that all actors have ever appeared in the marvel cinematic universe, because the main cast of skull island is made up of marvel favourites, Tom Hiddleston and Brie Larson. , samuel l. Jackson and John C. Reilly’s Skull Island is set in 1973, when a team of scientists and soldiers led by Bill Randa (John Goodman) head to Skull Island with Lt. Col Preston Packard (Jackson), James Conrad (Hiddleston), and Mason Weaver (Brie Larson) to investigate the presence of primitive creatures.

Not only do they find a giant ape, but also a WWII pilot named Hank Marlow (Reilly) who has lived on the island since a 1944 dogfight crashed his plane there, where he lives alongside the native tribe. iwi. Marlow reveals that Kong is a peaceful creature who protects the iwi from skullcrawlers, subterranean creatures that have killed off the rest of the giant apes and threaten the iwi’s existence. while some members of the investigating team want to kill kong, others want to protect him, leading to a fight in which randa and packard are ultimately killed and the rest of the team escape, leaving kong behind.

at the end of the movie, the monarch obtains cave paintings showing other mythical creatures in battle, such as mothra, rodan, gozdilla, and gidorah. (end credits foreshadow!)

godzilla: king of the monsters (2019)

godzilla: king of the monsters stars millie bobby brown and kyle chandler, who will appear in godzilla vs. Kong, as well as Sally Hawkins and Ken Watanabe reprising their roles from the first Godzilla film.

dr. mark russell (chandler) and his ex-wife, dr. emma russell (vera farmiga) are monarch scientists. Emma and Ella’s daughter Madison (Brown) are kidnapped by eco-terrorists whose goal is to awaken all the Titans, including Mothra, Rodan, and King Ghidarah. dr serizawa and dr. Graham enlists the help of Mark Russell, to help find the mother and daughter. Meanwhile, the terrorists, including Emma, ​​who is actually one of them, unleash other monsters throughout the world. The monsters and their destruction prove too powerful to control and Emma realizes her mistake and tries unsuccessfully to make the rest of her team stop.

the only thing that can dominate all these monsters? godzilla, of course. Monster battles ensue and Godzilla seemingly defeats Ghidarah, with the rest of the surviving Titans bowing to the king of him. king of monsters At the end of the movie, all the remaining Titans arrive on Skull Island, and just like in Kong: Skull Island, cave paintings of battles between the Titans are shown, including one between… wait… .kong and godzilla. (even more foreshadowing from the end credits!) Which brings us to Godzilla vs. kong.

in godzilla vs. Kong, Millie Bobby Brown reprises her role as Madison, and her father, Mark Russell (Chandler), also makes a cameo appearance, but her mother, Emma, ​​was sacrificed to the Titans in King of the Monsters. Although there are references to other characters (Shun Oguri plays Ren Serizawa, son of Dr. Ichiro Serizawa), Brown and Chandler are the only main characters from the other films to reprise their roles.

Based on our review of the movie, it’s helpful to revisit previous movies to understand the who and why of the stories, but not entirely necessary if you just want to see some monsters beat each other up.

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