It’s been five years since the release of Godzilla in 2014, so fans can be forgiven for forgetting that the upcoming Godzilla: King of the Monsters is actually a sequel (not a reboot). It’s also part of the same MonsterVerse as Legendary’s Kong: Skull Island.
If your memory of those films is hazy and you don’t have time to revisit them before seeing King of the Monsters, we’ve got just what you need. Courtesy of our friends at IGN, the video embedded at the top of the article recaps Godzilla 2014 and Kong: Skull Island in five minutes flat. Everybody’s got time for that!
Check out the synopsis and trailer for Godzilla: King of the Monsters below.
Members of the crypto-zoological agency Monarch face off against a battery of god-sized monsters, including the mighty Godzilla, who collides with Mothra, Rodan, and his ultimate nemesis, the three-headed King Ghidorah. When these ancient super-species thought to be mere myths-rise again, they all vie for supremacy, leaving humanity’s very existence hanging in the balance.
Directed by Trick ‘r Treat and Krampus‘ Michael Dougherty, who co-wrote the film with Zach Shields, Godzilla: King of the Monsters stars Vera Farmiga, Ken Watanabe, Sally Hawkins, Kyle Chandler, Millie Bobby Brown, Bradley Whitford, Thomas Middleditch, Charles Dance, O’Shea Jackson Jr., Aisha Hinds, and Zhang Ziyi.
This film has been rated PG-13 for sequences of monster action violence and destruction, and for some language. Look for Godzilla: King of the Monsters to demolish US box offices beginning May 31st.