Godzilla vs Kong arrives on Netflix in April 2024, rediscover our review

Published by Julie de Sortiraparis, Laurent de Sortiraparis · Published on March 22th, 2024 at 03:46 p.m.
Watch the epic battle between Godzilla and Kong on Netflix from April 2, 2024, a unique opportunity to relive their monumental confrontation.

After its release in 2021, when Godzilla vs Kong was offered directly as a digital purchase, this spectacular film arrives on Netflix, giving everyone another chance to dive into one of the most eagerly awaited confrontations in cinema history. Directed by Adam Wingard, this feature-length film brings together two of cinema's most iconic creatures for a confrontation that exceeds all expectations.

The film boasts an impressive cast including Alexander Skarsgård, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry and Lance Reddick, adding to the immersion in this saga where the stakes are as gigantic as the protagonists themselves.

In Godzilla vs Kong, two legends face off in a battle that could decide the fate of the planet. Kong, accompanied by his protectors and Jia, a young orphan to whom he is particularly attached, embarks on a dangerous journey to find his true home. However, they come face to face with an enraged Godzilla, drawing the two titans into an epic duel influenced by mysterious forces rooted in the very heart of the Earth.

Godzilla vs Kong is considered a celebration of giant monster cinema, offering grandiose action scenes and unrivalled visual spectacle. Expected on Netflix on April 2, 2024, the day before the theatrical release of Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, Godzilla vs Kong promises an epic adventure, as the two titans engage in a battle that will resonate through the ages.

Our verdict:

A kaiju movie in the purest tradition! This is Godzilla vs Kong,Adam Wingard's third installment in the franchise that began in 2014 with the most famous Japanese monster on the silver screen. And that's the film's strength: it's closer to the first kaiju, showing full-frame monster battles in a typical Asian building setting, with its signs, ideograms, destruction and the screams of its terrified population. A film much closer to the original kaiju, therefore, less "Americanized", but more modern and particularly well executed, as much in its well-paced, fluid narrative as in its impeccable photography.

It's a calibrated film, too, which, while respecting the letter of the specifications, allows itself a few liberties in the narrative, which is certainly predictable in structure, but more fluid in its arrangement. We particularly appreciate the film's non-linearity, with several interlocking plots that come together at the very end, giving all the more substance to what has already been told. We also appreciate the little MechaGodzilla twist (yes, you read that right, a Godzilla robot...), not unpredictable, but not necessarily expected either. It's also a return to basics, far removed from the "ecological" message of the first installment, which was nonetheless welcome, refreshing and anchored the franchise in a certain reality, making the viewer think all the more deeply about today's central social issues. None of that here.

It's the kind of grand spectacle we like to see at the movies, with no pretensions either, and which doesn't take itself for what it isn't. And that's one of its other strengths. And that's one of the film's other strengths: it gives viewers what they came to see, namely two monsters fighting mercilessly, destroying everything in their path, without any lyrical flights of fancy or Audiard-style dialogue. That's not the point here, and viewers get their money's worth! In short, a must-see in cinemas (without the popcorn, unfortunately...), if programmed.

Trailer for Godzilla vs Kong:

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Dates and Opening Time
Starts April 2nd, 2024

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