Godzilla vs Kong praised as the best in the series as first reactions land

Dan Seddon
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Photo credit: Warner Bros - YouTube
Photo credit: Warner Bros - YouTube

From Digital Spy

Godzilla vs Kong is everything monster lovers hoped it would be, according to the first online reactions.

The fourth instalment in the cinematic MonsterVerse – after 2014's Godzilla, 2017's Kong: Skull Island and 2019's Godzilla: King of the Monsters – this one pits the iconic radioactive reptile against the King of the Apes, while Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown and Rebecca Hall try to stay alive.

After finally seeing the long-delayed blockbuster, journalists and critics have taken to Twitter to share their thoughts.

Photo credit: Warner Bros. Pictures
Photo credit: Warner Bros. Pictures

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Collider's Steven Weintraub claimed: "The human scenes are exactly what you expect and not worth talking about. The #Godzilla and #Kong stuff is why you pay to see this movie on an @IMAX screen.

"They each have scenes that showcase their power and the 3rd act is awesome."

"#GodzillaVsKong is the best," tweeted Drew Taylor. "I had so much fun I was clapping at my TV as the credits rolled.

"Gorgeous, outrageous, and genuinely affecting (the little girl's relationship with Kong is the most emotional aspect of any of these movies), it is simply unbeatable. I loved it so."

Photo credit: WarnerBros - YouTube
Photo credit: WarnerBros - YouTube

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Praising director Adam Wingard's work, Heather Wixson said: "I can confirm that #GodzillaVsKong is truly everything fans could want from this movie & so much more. I had a big dumb smile on my face the whole time & every frame feels like a work of art. Wingard has created something very special here."

Fandango's Erik Davis also wrote: "I've seen #GodzillaVsKong and it is grade-A awesome! The monster brawls are badass & beautiful -- huge fights, all well designed & super gnarly. Solid story, strong cast, really good score.

"A true Midnight Monster Movie & my favorite of the four modern Godzilla/Kong movies."

Meanwhile, John Nguyen went on to add: "#GodzillaVsKong is breathtaking, out of this world, and easily the best in the series! The heart of the story is Kong, and the human story complements the monsters' adventures, allowing them to shine.

"Just seeing the two iconic monsters battling each other is worth it alone."

Godzilla vs Kong will be available to watch online from April 1 in the UK, and will be released in cinemas and on HBO Max on March 31 in the US.

Godzilla: King of the Monsters is available now on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K.

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