If you are planning to stream the newly released Godzilla this weekend, you need to watch movies before Godzilla vs Kong to understand what will happen in the film. The films do not connect as we see in Avengers, but a few themes bind all the movies together.
Who does not like to see monsters involved in bloodshed fighting? On top of monster movies, watching the legends of the marvel cinematic universe in action in some other franchise is a change we all need.
However, in most of the franchise movies, you may have seen the storylines depend entirely on each other. If you want to enjoy a good fight between the monsters, you might as well skip these movies, but if you call yourself a fan, these are the must-watch movies before Godzilla vs Kong. Monsters facing each other, planet on the verge of diminishing, humanity in danger, these are the elements that you will see in all the MonsterVerse films.
Grab a bowl of popcorn and get ready to immerse in action that will prepare for you the ultimate faceoff between King of the Monsters, Godzilla, and Protector of the Peace, Kong.
3 Must Watch Movies Before Godzilla vs Kong
Read along to find must-watch movies before Godzilla vs Kong and how they will play their part in this monster action movie.
Godzilla, the first-ever Hollywood-made movie released in 2016, had a good impact at the box office. The film stars the MCU maximoff twins, played by Elizabeth Olsen and Aaron Taylor, as a young couple Ford and Elle Brody. The movie takes us back to the year 1999, where we see Ford’s father working as a supervisor at a nuclear plant where his wife died. Joe is trying to find the reason behind the accident that took his wife’s life, and when he goes back to the facility 15 years later, it is shown destroyed, and the creatures of the other world poorly injure him.
Sometime later, Joe and his son Ford find that there are shreds of evidence leading to the existence of a giant flying creature given the name MUTO(Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism). The beast is feeding itself from the nuclear reactor for the past 15 years and has become very powerful. However, the only difficulty that Ford and other scientists are facing is that the MUTO has disappeared.
Not to spoil the movie for those who haven’t seen it, the film finally goes to the point that everyone anticipated since the beginning, a massive fight between Godzilla and the flying creature MUTO. Can you guess the ultimate winner of this epic monster fight? The reason this becomes one of the must-watch movies before Godzilla vs Kong is the Project Monarch. The theme is a part of every MonsterVerse that started with this movie itself and will be a part of future releases.
IMDb Ratings: 6.4/10
Streaming On: Netflix
Directed By: Gareth Edwards
Star Cast: Elizabeth Olsen, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Bryan Cranston
Kong: Skull Island
Skull Island is a mysterious place full of creatures that are non-existent to the world. A group of scientists, again played by the Marvel legends Tom Hiddleston, Brie Larson, Samuel Jackson, reach the island to study it closely and know more about this mysterious place. Their crew also contains Lt. Col Preston Packard, and Bill Randa leads them all. To the group’s surprise, they not only find Kong there, but they also find one WWII pilot Hank Marlow on that island.
The WWII pilot was left to die after he crashed his plane in a 1944 crash, and it landed there. Marlow then reveals that he has spent all these years living with the Iwi tribe and Kong, a very peaceful giant ape, and protects the tribe from Skullcrawlers, monstrous creatures who killed the other planes are a threat to the tribe’s existence.
Here everyone knows that not all the crew members have a golden heart, and some are planning to kill Kong already. But if you haven’t seen the movie, we won’t spoil the fun for you and keep it till this point only. However, in the ending scenes, it is shown that Project Monarch members can get their hands on cave paintings that show the existence of other creatures like Godzilla, and Mothra making it one of the must-watch movies before Godzilla vs Kong.
IMDb Ratings: 6.6/10
Streaming On: Amazon Prime Video
Directed By: Jordan Vogt-Roberts
Star Cast: Brie Larson, Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L.Jackson
Godzilla: King of the Monsters
The last film we have in the list of must-watch movies before Godzilla Vs Kong is The King of Monsters. The film focuses on a group of terrorists who kidnap a Monarch scientist Emma(who is also a terrorist) and her daughter Madison to awaken the titans whose existence is proven in Skull Island.
After unleashing hell on earth, Emma realizes what she has done and decides to undo it. She tries to stop her team from tormenting the planet but fails to do so. But we still have our dear monster Godzilla with us to save the world. If you have watched the movie, you know exactly how brilliant the following scenes are, but if you haven’t, don’t worry, we will not spoil the ending for you.
IMDb Ratings: 6/10
Streaming On: Netflix
Directed By: Michael Dougherty
Star Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Vera Farmiga, Kyle Chandler
The events of Godzilla vs Kong will take place right from where we left in the king of the monsters. Millie and Mark are returning to their roles, and Sally Hawkins and Ken Wantabe from Godzilla are also in this film. But you have to see these must-watch movies before Godzilla vs Kong to understand the direction in which this movie heads. Tell us in the comments section below which is your favorite Godzilla or Kong.
Feature Image Credits: The McGill Tribune