Release date: March 31 (3:01 a.m. ET)
Cast: Millie Bobby Brown, Kyle Chandler, Alexander Skarsgård
Director: Adam Wingard
Age rating: PG-13
Run time: 113 min
Rotten Tomatoes score: 83%
The time for Godzilla vs Kong on HBO Max is now. The funny thing about streaming releases is that the studios only announce dates in commercials, leaving us to find out when exactly a movie will be available to watch online.
And the good news is that most will be able to watch Godzilla vs Kong at a preferable time starting March 31. Meanwhile, those who aren't stuck at home because of social distancing are pushing this battle of the titans to the top of the box office charts internationally.
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So, if you're ready to join them for the latest chapter of this franchise — yes, it dates back to 2014's Godzilla movie — continue on to learn how to watch Godzilla vs Kong as soon as possible.
What time is Godzilla vs Kong out on HBO Max?
Godzilla vs Kong arrives on HBO Max at 3:01 a.m. ET / 12:01 a.m. PT on Wednesday, March 31. It's already tearing up international box offices, as it came out on March 24 around the world.
HBO Max confirmed this:
In three days, witness a battle that will shake the Earth. Godzilla vs. Kong is in theaters March 31 and streaming exclusively on HBO Max at 12:01am PT/3:01am ET. #GodzillaVsKong pic.twitter.com/3TlqV2UAJNMarch 28, 2021
HBO Max (opens in new tab) is one of the new kids on the streaming block but it's already got a ton to offer, including all of HBO's prestige series, like Game of Thrones, The Sopranos and The Wire. Plus, the service has its own originals like American Pickle and The Flight Attendant. HBO Max costs $15 per month but right now, you can save 20% when you prepay six months (opens in new tab).
Godzilla vs Kong reviews
Collider's Steven Weintraub (opens in new tab) wrote that you might feel like you're missing out at home, saying "The Godzilla and Kong stuff is why you pay to see this movie on an IMAX screen."
On the more positive end of the spectrum, Brandon Davis (opens in new tab) (of the Phase Zero podcast) tweeted "It’s like Fast & Furious but with giant monsters," which is the kind of thing that makes us wish we could see it right now.
Of course, those who take their Kaiju seriously may agree with Forbes' Scott Mendelson (opens in new tab), who called it "fine." Before comparing it to Joss Whedon's Justice League, he called Godzilla vs Kong "another 'retrofitted and pared-down for the masses' 'course correction.'"
Godzilla vs Kong trailer
This is where all the excitement started. The official Godzilla vs Kong trailer clip begins with footage of Godzilla attacking a city, and then we learn that Kong is being called in to save humanity, but he's been knocked out before he can get here.
Godzilla vs Kong cast
If you care about the weak mortals in danger in Godzilla vs Kong, know that Kyle Chandler (Friday Night Lights) and Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) are the top-listed stars.
Here is the rest of the cast, in alphabetical order:
- Demián Bichir as Walter Simmons
- Julian Dennison as Josh Valentine
- Eiza González as Maya Simmons
- Rebecca Hall as Ilene Andrews
- Brian Tyree Henry as Bernie Hayes
- Jessica Henwick in a to-be-revealed role
- Kaylee Hottle as Jia
- Hakeem Kae-Kazim as Admiral Wilcox
- Van Marten in a to-be-revealed role
- Shun Oguri as Ren Serizawa
- Lance Reddick in a to-be-revealed role
- Benjamin Rigby as Sonar operator
- Alexander Skarsgård as Nathan Lind
- Ziyi Zhang as Dr. Ilene Chen, Monarch senior mythographer