The epic trailer and Australian release date for Godzilla vs. Kong

In these (ugh) unprecedented times of nuanced conflict and political tension, sometimes you just want to watch a good old-fashioned beatdown. Not the kind of fight with a clear hero or villain, or any important societal context: just two entities, bashing the brains out of each other until one of them falls down.

Then thank Godzilla for Godzilla vs. Kong, the ultimate culmination of recent kaiju franchise entries Kong: Skull Island and Godzilla: King of Monsters.

On March 25, Australian audiences can stomp into their local cinema to watch this long-awaited battle royale as it deserves to be seen; with a bucketful of popcorn and ear-shredding surround sound.

You’ve probably already seen the trailer below, which is reportedly Warner Bros.’ most-watched trailer ever, but if you haven’t, prepare to roar with excitement.

It’s truly cleansing to hear Kyle Chandler spout lines like “Godzilla is out there and he’s hurting people and we don’t know why.” Umm, maybe because y’all woke him from his prehistoric slumber with nuclear weapons and devastation of the environment?? I say let ‘im smash.

You have until March 25 to claim your allegiance before heading into a cinema near you: Godzilla, or Kong? Damn, both of them are just so cute and stompy and vaguely sympathetic, pointing out the more-monstrous evil of human greed and power.

But Godzilla is way bigger! But on the other hand, Kong has a man-like ape’s intellect!!! But can both of them win, and they just crush humanity together as monster buddies? I guess I’ll have to wait until March 25 to find out.