All You Need To Know About Godzilla Vs Kong Series And Where To Watch?

Godzilla vs Kong has been the most anticipated film of the Godzilla series. It was released after the movies Kong: Skull Island (2017) snd Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019). Based on the Monster universe, it is the 36th movie made in the franchise of Godzilla movies. The movie mainly depicts how Kong’s conflicts occur with Godzilla as humans lure the ape into hollow earth to retrieve a source of power in order to get a secret weapon to stop Godzilla’s mysterious rampages. Godzilla vs Kong got a theatrical release at the international level on 24th March 2021. The movie Godzilla vs Kong casts Alexander Skarsgard, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, Shun Oguri, Eiza Gonzalez, Julian Dennison, Lance Reddick, Kyle Chandler, and Demian Bichir in prominent roles. 

A Glance At The Godzilla Series

The Godzilla series has been one of the longest-running film franchises released in different years having different concepts. In total, this franchise consists of 36 films as a whole among them 32 films are produced by Toho, three movies have been created by Legendary Pictures and One movie has been created by Tristar Pictures. The very first Godzilla film was released in the year 1954 and the last release of this franchise took place in the year 2021. 

The Chronology Of The Godzilla Series

S.No. Title Year
Shōwa era (1954–1975)
1 Godzilla 1954
2 Godzilla Raids Again 1955
3 King Kong vs. Godzilla 1962
4 Mothra vs. Godzilla 1964
5 Ghidorah, the Three-Headed Monster
6 Invasion of Astro-Monster 1965
7 Ebirah, Horror of the Deep 1966
8 Son of Godzilla 1967
9 Destroy All Monsters 1968
10 All Monsters Attack 1969
11 Godzilla vs. Hedorah 1971
12 Godzilla vs. Gigan 1972
13 Godzilla vs. Megalon 1973
14 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla 1974
15 Terror of Mechagodzilla 1975

Heisei era (1984–1995)

16 The Return of Godzilla 1984
17 Godzilla vs. Biollante 1989
18 Godzilla vs. King Ghidorah 1991
19 Godzilla vs. Mothra 1992
20 Godzilla vs. Mechagodzilla II 1993
21 Godzilla vs. SpaceGodzilla 1994
22 Godzilla vs. Destoroyah 1995

Millennium era (1999–2004)

23 Godzilla 2000: Millennium 1999
24 Godzilla vs. Megaguirus 2000
25 Godzilla, Mothra and King Ghidorah: Giant Monsters All-Out Attack 2001
26 Godzilla Against Mechagodzilla 2002
27 Godzilla: Tokyo S.O.S. 2003
28 Godzilla: Final Wars 2004

Reiwa era (2016–present)

29 Shin Godzilla 2016
30 Godzilla: Planet of the Monsters 2017
31 Godzilla: City on the Edge of Battle 2018
32 Godzilla: The Planet Eater

Godzilla (2014)

A reboot of the Toho’s Godzilla franchise, it has been the 30th film of the Godzilla Franchise. It was the first Godzilla franchise produced by Legendary’s Monsterverse and also the second movie to be completely produced by a Hollywood studio. It got a theatrical release on 16th May 2014 and also garnered many positive reviews from critics. The plot of this film is that a soldier is trapped in a crossfire of an accidental rivalry between Godzilla and parasitic monsters known as MUTOs while returning to his family. In this movie, a prehistoric predator Godzilla lured Bikini Atoll in order to make an attempt to kill him with a nuclear bomb. Then it is seen in the investigation of the skeleton of a monster by Monarch scientists Ishiro Serizawa and Vivienne Graham in the Philippines. Near the seashore, they were able to find two giant spores along with a dormant one and one hatched along with a trail. 

In Japan, very unusual seismic activity was experienced at the Janjira Nuclear Power Plant as Sandra, Joe Brody’s wife, was sent to lead a group of technicians into the reactor. Later Joe closes the reactor door as the tremor breaches the reactor while leading to the collapse of the plant. 

Finally, after fifteen years Ford (Joe and Sandra’s son) who worked as a Navy Man in the US came back to his family at San Francisco but all of a sudden he was bound to go to Japan as his father Joe was arrested in the charges of trespassing Janjira’s quarantine area. After some days, Joe became determined and promised himself to find the root cause behind the meltdown. He also asked Ford to come with him to their old house to retrieve some information. From there they came to know that the area is not contaminated, retrieved all information and also was taken to the facility in the ruins.

After some time, a gigantic winged insect came out from Chrysalis and also destroyed the facility. Joe got very badly injured and as a result, lost his life. This was proclaimed everywhere as an earthquake. Later Serizawa and Graham also joined the US Navy task force which was led under the leadership of Admiral William Stenz to search for the creature dubbed a Massive Unidentified Terrestrial Organism (MUTO). They also informed Ford about the 1954 deep-sea expedition which awakened Godzilla. It was informed that MUTO was the sole reason which  caused the Janjira meltdown. Further, Ford stated that it was Joe who monitored echolocation signals which indicated the MUTO was communicating with Godzilla. MUTO attacked the Russian submarine and also threw it into the O’ahu at the nuclear materials. Godzilla reaches after causing a tsunami in Honolulu and also engages the MUTO in battle till it flees. 

During the battle between Godzilla and MUTO, Ford and a strike team forcefully entered into the city through HALO jump in order to search and disarm the warhead before it detonates. Godzilla, after defeating MUTO, collapsed on the shore from exhaustion. Ford took the boat out of the open seas, was safely rescued, and reunited with his family at an emergency shelter in the morning. The media announced him the king of the monsters and speculates whether he might be a savior.

Kong: Skull Island (2017)

In the earlier phase of 1970, a group of soldiers, scientists, and adventurers took a journey to a mysterious island called Skull Island with the intention of studying the theory of Hollow Earth. They also faced an encounter with a foot-tall ape who attacks and destroys their choppers. Now the survivors must battle their way through the vast dangers which exist on the island while avoiding the giant ape known as Kong. Later, they found out that their salvation may only lie with joining forces with the beast that nearly killed them all. 

This movie stars Tom Hiddleston, Samuel L. Jackson, John Goodman, Brie Larson, Jing Tian, Toby Kebbell, John Ortiz, Corey Hawkins, Jason Mitchell, Shea Whigham, Thomas Mann, Terry Notary, and John C. Reilly. Kong: Skull Island got its theatrical release on 10th March 2017. 

Godzilla: King and the Monsters (2019)

The film opens five years after humanity came to know about Titans, the giant monster who has lived for more than 1000 years. There was a paleo-biologist named Dr Emma Russell who worked for an organisation named Monarch which witnessed the birth of Mothra- a newborn titan. Emma used to control the agitated Mothra through a device called orca used to emit frequency to attract or change the behaviour of the titan. 

While researching them, she was attacked by eco-terrorists led by Alan Jonah. Emma got kidnapped along with her daughter. Later when Mark, who is the ex-husband of Emma, comes to know about the incident, he reluctantly agrees to help them despite the fact that he has blamed Godzilla for his son’s death. 

The organisation’s Monarch members were also killed in due process. Later it was found that Emma was also helping the terrorists. In this movie, the heroic efforts of the Monarch are shown as to how their members come face to face with monsters including even Godzilla colliding with Mothra, Rodan and Ghidorah. It shows how the existence of humanity is balanced.

Godzilla Vs Kong (2021)

Godzilla vs Kong released in the year 2021 is a sequel to Kong: Skull Island released in 2017 and Godzilla: King and the Monsters (2019). It was released on March 31st, 2021 which is action-based science fiction. In this movie, we can witness the major battle between Godzilla and 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 protector travel on a very difficult 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 major clash between the two titans which was instigated by unseen forces is only the initiation of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth.

Where To Watch The Godzilla Series? 

You can watch the Godzilla series on Amazon Prime and also on google play movies and TV in India. Whereas it is available on Netflix US if you are residing in the USA, you can watch it there. If you want to watch the Godzilla series on Amazon Prime then you need to have a Prime subscription to take advantage of it.

Film Numbers Film Director Release date Where To Watch
1 Godzilla Gareth Edwards May 16, 2014 View Here
2 Kong: Skull Island Jordan Vogt-Roberts March 10, 2017 View Here
3 Godzilla: King of the Monsters Michael Dougherty May 31, 2019 View Here
4 Godzilla vs. Kong Adam Wingard March 24, 2021 View Here
5 Untitled Godzilla vs. Kong sequel Adam Wingard March 15, 2024 Not Released

Conclusion

The creation of the Godzilla series has attracted so many viewers who are expecting more parts of these series. This Monsterverse has grabbed the eyeballs of not only Godzilla movie fans but also of the common public. It has been one of the longest-running film franchises which began in 1954 and it’s giving back-to-back releases till today.