‘Godzilla Vs. Kong’ Clip Shows Kaiju Devastation On The High Seas

If there’s someone to feel sorry for in Godzilla vs. Kong, it’s definitely not the gigantic, iconic kaiju slugging it out on the big screen for the first time in sixty years. No, it’s the people. As we’ve seen in previous MonsterVerse films, it’s the humans who always wind up in the middle of the carnage, and that’s no different in the upcoming blockbuster’s first clip.

Released by director Adam Wingard during IGN Fan Fest, the clip shows what IGN says is the first time we “see Godzilla MEET King Kong for the first time.” The footage doesn’t actually support that, but that’s alright. What we do get is Godzilla taking out fighter jets (and thus, killing the pilots) with a single swipe of his tail, then dragging a destroyed boat underwater after its anchors get stuck in his armor plates. Well, damn, they’re dead, too!

Kong is there, too, apparently being transported from Skull Island, but he doesn’t do much other than scream out in frustration while Godzilla lurks underneath. I’d be upset over this, but I think we’ve already seen quite enough of these two punching one another.

Godzilla vs. Kong opens in theaters and HBO Max on March 31st.

Travis Hopson has been reviewing movies before he even knew there was such a thing. Having grown up on a combination of bad '80s movies, pro wrestling, comic books, and hip-hop, Travis is uniquely positioned to geek out on just about everything under the sun. A vampire who walks during the day and refuses to sleep, Travis is the co-creator and lead writer for Punch Drunk Critics. He is also a contributor to Good Morning Washington, WBAL Morning News, and WETA Around Town. In the five minutes a day he's not working, Travis is also a voice actor, podcaster, and Twitch gamer. Travis is a voting member of the Critics Choice Association (CCA), Washington DC Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA), and Late Night programmer for the Lakefront Film Festival.