Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire First Reviews And Reactions Are In

Early reactions praise Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire as the best MonsterVerse film yet, lauding its thrilling titan battles and vibrant visuals.

Godzilla x Kong The New Empire

Initial reactions to Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire, the latest installment in the MonsterVerse franchise, have surfaced ahead of its upcoming release in theaters. Critics and early viewers have taken to social media platforms like Twitter to share their thoughts on the highly anticipated blockbuster.

Digital Spy's movies editor, Ian Sandwell, described the film as the most enjoyable entry in the MonsterVerse series thus far. He praised the thrilling titan battles while acknowledging that the storyline may be somewhat lacking in depth.

"Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire is the most enjoyable MonsterVerse movie yet, the one where it feels everybody understood the assignment. Story is a bit thin, but the titan smashing more than makes up for it," wrote Ian Sandwell.

Griffin Schiller of Film Speak likened the movie to "an atomic blast. A fantastically weird, psychedelic trip through the Shōwa Era w/all the vibrance of an 80s album cover. This thing is an absurdist romp – crimson apes, frost dragons, a delightfully absurd Dan Stevens. Another FUN entry in the MonsterVerse!"

Variety's Aaron Neuwirth expressed enthusiasm for the film's abundant kaiju action, dynamic characterizations, and surprising twists, noting its colorful and engaging presentation. "Godzilla X Kong hits plenty of sweet spots for me! Tons of wild kaiju action, a brutal villain for Kong, a powered-up Godzilla, Dan Stevens having a blast, some legit surprises, and so many colors. Bring me more MonsterVerse!"

While some reviewers felt that the human-centric aspects of the plot could have been further developed, the consensus was that Godzilla x Kong excelled in delivering exhilarating monster showdowns. Geeks Of Doom's Michael Lee characterized the film as a "noisy titan brawl" that prioritizes spectacle over emotional depth, yet still offers a thrilling cinematic experience.



Returning cast members, including Rebecca Hall, Brian Tyree Henry, and Kaylee Hottle, reprised their roles in Godzilla x Kong, contributing to the film's continuity within the MonsterVerse. However, notable absences from previous entries, such as Millie Bobby Brown, were explained by director Adam Wingard's intention to streamline the narrative and focus on a more intimate journey with a smaller ensemble cast.

As anticipation builds for its release on March 29, Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire promises to deliver epic monster battles and vibrant visual spectacle, solidifying its position as a standout entry in the MonsterVerse franchise.