What to watch before Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire

Get ready for Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire with our ultimate watch guide.

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Thinking of diving headfirst into the colossal clash that is Godzilla x Kong: The New Empire? Trust me, it's worth it.

"But, Cam, I don't know how to prepare for such an epic cinematic adventure. Could you help me?"

Why, of course.

Here’s your ultimate “What to Watch” list to get you primed for the biggest monster mash of the year.

1. Godzilla (2014)

Kick off your monster bash with where the current iteration of the MonsterVerse began. Witness the grand return of Godzilla - the lizard, the myth, the icon and legend - the King of Monsters, as he rises from the depths to reclaim his throne. With spectacular visuals and a story that redefines the legend, this movie sets the stage for all the titan shenanigans to come. It's not just a movie - it's an event that reminds us why Godzilla is the OG apex predator.

2. Monarch: Legacy of Monsters series (Apple TV+)

Though not crucial for the sake of just keeping up with Godzilla and other Titans, this incredible AppleTV series dives deep into the lore surrounding Monarch, the futuristic company that tracks and sort of manages these gigantic walking Natural Wonders. Truly a wonderful watch full of story, emotional damage and damage control, and features a cast that you'll get attached to in a heartbeat - including father-son duo Kurt and Wyatt Russell, Anna Sawai, Joe Tippett, and many more amazing actors.

3. Kong: Skull Island (2017)

Next up, we jet off to the mysterious Skull Island, where Kong reigns supreme. This isn't your grandma's King Kong - this Kong is a skyscraper-sized beast with a heart as big as his fist. With action-packed scenes and a Vietnam War-era soundtrack that slaps, Kong: Skull Island delivers a punchy, thrilling adventure that humanizes the mighty Kong. Plus, the post-credits scene? A MonsterVerse fan’s dream come true.

4. Godzilla: King of the Monsters (2019)

If you thought Godzilla was impressive in 2014, buckle up. Godzilla: King of the Monsters turns everything up to 11 (no pun intended), introducing a roster of iconic Kaiju including Mothra, Rodan, and the three-headed terror, King Ghidorah. This movie is like a wrestling match between gods, with humanity caught in the crossfire. It’s a visual spectacle that lays the groundwork for the ultimate showdown between Godzilla and Kong.

5. Godzilla vs. Kong (2021)

This is it, the main event that leads directly into The New Empire. Godzilla vs. Kong is a no-holds-barred battle royale that fans have been dreaming of. With heart-stopping action, a journey to the center of the Earth, and a twist that no one saw coming, this movie is not just the perfect precursor to The New Empire but also where we see the complex relationship between these two titans begin to unfold.

This cinematic smorgasbord we call the MonsterVerse is designed to get your adrenaline pumping and your heart roaring. By the time you've binged your way through this list, you'll be more than ready to witness the latest chapter in the saga of cinema's most legendary Titans.

So, what are you waiting for? Let the marathon begin, and prepare yourself for a showdown that promises to shake the very foundations of the MonsterVerse.

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