How to watch ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ – the epic showdown is now playing on HBO Max and in theaters at the same time

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  • Godzilla vs. Kong premiered on March 31 in theaters and on HBO Max.
  • This is the fourth entry in the “MonsterVerse” franchise featuring Godzilla and King Kong.
  • The movie will be available to stream on HBO Max ($15/month) through April 30.

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King Kong and Godzilla have both seen their fair share of epic battles on the big screen. And while it won’t be the first time the two have fought, their 2021 clash in “Godzilla vs. Kong” promises to be the biggest yet.

The movie hit theaters and HBO Max on March 31. HBO Max subscriptions cost $15 a month. The film will only be available to stream through April 30.

Godzilla vs. Kong” showcases the two monsters in battle with action-packed visuals far beyond those found in their first big-screen matchup in 1963. The film, according to HBO Max, depicts the giant ape looking to “find his true home.” Meanwhile, Godzilla is on a rampage and his anger leads to a battle between the two legendary titans. “Godzilla vs. Kong” stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, and Kaylee Hottle.

The movie is the latest in a string of Warner Bros. films releasing on HBO Max on the same day they debut in theaters. If you want to check out these two classic movie giants as they wage war against each other, here’s how you can watch “Godzilla vs. Kong” at home before it’s gone.

How to watch ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ on HBO Max

Godzilla vs. Kong” premiered in US theaters and on HBO Max on March 31. To watch the film at home, you’ll need an HBO Max subscription for $15 a month.

The movie is the latest Warner Bros. film to be released on HBO Max at the same time it hits theaters. The film is only available on the streaming service for 31 days. This means that “Godzilla vs. Kong” will be removed from HBO Max on May 1. It’s possible the film could be added back in the future but no date has been announced.

Though HBO Max no longer offers a free trial through its website, Hulu subscribers can get a seven-day trial of HBO Max by signing up for Hulu’s HBO Max add-on. However, the trial won’t work if you’ve signed up for HBO before.

You can watch “Godzilla vs. Kong” on HBO Max through several media devices including Amazon Fire TV, Android products, iOS devices, Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox, Samsung smart TVs, and Roku.

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If you’d prefer to catch “Godzilla vs. Kong” on the big screen, the movie will play at a number of Regal cinema locations starting April 2 as part of Cineworld’s reopening plan. Other regions outside of the US are already screening the movie exclusively in theaters.

Can I watch ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ in 4K and HDR?

“Godzilla vs. Kong” supports 4K Ultra HD and HDR on HBO Max. In fact, all of Warner’s in-theater movie premieres on HBO Max are set to support 4K and HDR, according to an announcement from WarnerMedia in December 2020.

In addition to standard HDR10 support, the film also supports the advanced Dolby Vision HDR format and the Dolby Atmos audio format.

Before you start the movie, you should check to see if your device is compatible with advanced video or audio formats. Here’s a rundown of which devices support 4K, HDR, and Dolby Atmos playback through HBO Max.

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How to watch ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ when the epic showdown debuts on HBO Max and in theaters on March 31

If you buy through our links, we may earn money from affiliate partners. Learn more.

godzilla v kong
  • Godzilla vs. Kong premieres on March 31 in theaters and on HBO Max.
  • This is the fourth movie in the ‘MonsterVerse’ franchise featuring Godzilla and King Kong.
  • You can watch the movie for a limited time on HBO Max ($15/month) from March 31 through April 30.

Max (small)

King Kong and Godzilla have both seen their fair share of epic battles on the big screen. And while it won’t be the first time the two have fought, their 2021 clash in “Godzilla vs. Kong” promises to be the biggest yet.

The movie will hit theaters and HBO Max on March 31. HBO Max subscriptions cost $15 a month.

Godzilla vs. Kong” will showcase the two monsters in battle with action-packed visuals far beyond those found in their first big-screen matchup in 1963. The film, according to HBO Max, will see the giant ape looking to “find his true home.” Meanwhile, Godzilla is on a rampage and his anger leads to a battle between the two legendary titans. “Godzilla vs. Kong” stars Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, and Kaylee Hottle.

The movie is the latest in a string of Warner Bros. films releasing on HBO Max on the same day they debut in theaters. If you want to check out these two classic movie giants as they wage war against each other, here’s how you can watch “Godzilla vs. Kong” starting March 31.

How to watch ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ on HBO Max

Godzilla vs. Kong” will premiere in US theaters and on HBO Max on March 31. To watch the film at home, you’ll need an HBO Max subscription for $15 a month.

The movie is the latest Warner Bros. film set for release on HBO Max at the same time it hits theaters. The film will only be available on the streaming service for 31 days. This means that “Godzilla vs. Kong” will be removed from HBO Max on May 1. It’s possible the film could be added back in the future but no date has been announced.

You can watch “Godzilla vs. Kong” on HBO Max through several media devices including Amazon Fire TV, Android products, iOS devices, Chromecast, PlayStation, Xbox, Samsung smart TVs, and Roku.

Max (small)

If you’d prefer to catch “Godzilla vs. Kong” on the big screen, the movie will play at a number of Regal cinema locations starting April 2 as part of Cineworld’s reopening plan. Other regions outside of the US are already screening the movie exclusively in theaters.

Can I watch ‘Godzilla vs. Kong’ in 4K and HDR?

“Godzilla vs. Kong” will support 4K Ultra HD and HDR when it debuts on HBO Max. In fact, all of Warner’s in-theater movie premieres on HBO Max are set to support 4K and HDR, according to an announcement from WarnerMedia in December 2020.

In addition to standard HDR10 support, the movie will also support the advanced Dolby Vision HDR format and the Dolby Atmos audio format.

Before you start the movie, you should check to see if your device is compatible with advanced video or audio formats. Here’s a rundown of which devices support 4K, HDR, and Dolby Atmos playback through HBO Max.

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If Godzilla existed in real life, he wouldn’t be able to stand up

  • Since his debut in 1954, Godzilla has gotten bigger and bigger.
  • In 2019’s “Godzilla: King of the Monsters”, he’s bigger than ever, towering at a whopping 119 meters. At that size, his heart wouldn’t be able to pump blood to his brain.
  • His brain would send messages too slowly to his muscles, so he wouldn’t be able to move properly either.
  • Plus, he’d either have to spend all his time sunbathing to stay warm, or produce his own body heat and cook himself.
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The newest Godzilla is bigger than ever, towering at a whopping 119 meters. At that size, his heart wouldn’t be able to pump blood to his brain. And if he were a reptile, he’d have to spend all his time sunbathing to keep warm, while a mammal of his size would cook itself with its own body heat.

Following is a transcript of the video.

Narrator: The roar belongs to one of the most iconic movie monsters of all time: Godzilla. Since his debut in 1954, the King of Monsters has rampaged across Tokyo, New York City, and Osaka to name a few. And over the years, he’s gotten bigger, and bigger, and bigger. The latest Godzilla is a record 119 meters tall, about six times taller than the tallest animal in history. And to be fair, it’s a fantasy film, not a nature documentary.

But just how fantastical is a 36-story-tall lizard-dinosaur creature who breathes beams of atomic energy? Well, energy beams aside, Godzilla is actually even more unrealistic than you might think. Now, Earth is no stranger to enormous animals.

Just look at the largest dinosaur, the titanosaurs, or today’s blue whales, which reach up to 30 meters long and can weigh 200 tons. Compared to them, Godzilla doesn’t seem that impossible, right?

Mike Habib:  These critters are massive on a scale that’s just totally impossible. I mean, assuming, at least, they’re made of anything even remotely like what we’re made out of and follow any of the roles of biology, they are completely impossible.

Narrator: That’s paleontologist Mike Habib. He’s an expert in giant reptiles and also helps design fantastical creatures for TV and film. And according to him, a creature like Godzilla could never exist in real life for multiple reasons. First, he would be brain-dead long before he ever reached a city because his heart simply isn’t large and powerful enough to pump blood to his head.

Mike Habib: His heart would have to be thousands of tons and fill most of his chest. You’d have to have vessels that you could drive a car through, and he would need the energy consumption of a small power plant, probably, every minute in order to run it. Of course, he’s nuclear-powered, so maybe he has the energy to spare.

Narrator: In reality, large animals like titanosaurs got around this by walking on all fours with their heads held out in front them, not held up high. That way, they don’t have to pump blood against gravity as far. But even if Godzilla did crawl across cities on all fours, he’d have another problem: movement.

You see, whenever you lift your leg or arm, it’s because your brain fires signals to the nerves in your leg and arm muscles. The fastest of these signals travel around 100 meters per second, so the message from brain to leg is virtually instantaneous. Not for Godzilla though. It would take more than a full second for nerve signals to travel the length of his body. Now, a second still sounds pretty quick, but in reality…

Mike Habib: His nerve-conduction speed becomes so slow that he can’t move. Takes forever to do anything.

Narrator: Now, Godzilla does look pretty sluggish in the films, but it turns out, in reality, it would look more like this. But even if Godzilla could move super fast, he wouldn’t have time to fight enemies or demolish buildings because he’d be too busy sunbathing. All animals need a way to regulate body temperature. Reptiles and other cold-blooded animals stay warm by basking in the sun.

But in Godzilla’s case, heat from the sun would have to travel through meters upon meters of tissue to penetrate his hide and reach his internal organs. So to stay warm, he’d have to spend hundreds of hours straight sunbathing. But what if Godzilla were more like a mammal? Like us? He wouldn’t need to rely on the sun since we warm-blooded creatures produce our own body heat. But unfortunately, that would cause yet another problem.

Mike Habib: But then he’s so big, he probably cooks himself. His core temperature hits 300 degrees.

Narrator: Yikes. And even if he somehow got around all these problems, his skeleton would still collapse under its own weight. Now, Mike says he’s a whopping 90,000 metric tons, and that skeleton’s just not strong enough to support 90,000 metric tons of, well, anything.

Mike Habib: Yeah, he would just crumple. Yeah. He’d just collapse. He’d be a very large pile of meat.

Narrator: Not a very intimidating picture. In the end, Mike says Godzilla could only be about half as tall as he was in the original film before his poor heart would give out. But just because Godzilla’s body is unrealistic doesn’t mean it’s bad. In fact, he’s perfect for the role. He’s tall enough to stalk past city skyscrapers, which give us iconic scenes like this.

EDITOR’S NOTE: This video was originally published in May 2019.

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