Godzilla vs. Kong - 2021

Godzilla vs. Kong - 2021
Movie Info

Rating: PG-13


Age-appropriateness: sci-fi violence and destruction


Overview: The epic next chapter in the cinematic Monsterverse pits two of the greatest icons in motion picture history against one another - the fearsome Godzilla and the mighty Kong - with humanity caught in the balance.


Themes: conflict resolution, friendship, problem solving, death/grieving, selfishness, family, peace, bravery, mercy

The Quick 3

Ask these quick questions to hit the major themes of the film.

1. Conflict Resolution. When you are angry at someone, how do you usually try to solve the conflict? How can you live at peace with everyone instead of taking revenge?

  • Godzilla and Kong did not get along. Romans 12:17-19a says, "Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge."


2. Friendship. Who are some of your best friends? What makes them such good friends?

  • Jia and Kong have a special friendship. They communicate with one another and empathize with how one another are feeling. There is lots of wisdom in God's Word about what makes a good friend. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, "So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing."


3. Reconciliation. What does it mean to be reconciled to God? Because God forgave you, how can you forgive other people?

  • Kong defeats Mechgodzilla, after coming to Godzilla's rescue. Kong and Godzilla set aside their differences to fight a common enemy. They were reconciled to one another, no longer deciding to fight one another. Ephesians 4:32 says, "Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you." Because of Jesus, we have been reconciled to God again. Our sin separated us from God but, because Jesus paid for our sins, we have been reconciled to God and are now in His family forever.

After The Movie Discussion Guide

Follow this 5-10 minute discussion guide to drive an in-depth conversation.

1. Godzilla and Kong did not get along. Romans 12:17-19a says, "Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge." When you are angry at someone, how do you usually try to solve the conflict? How can you live at peace with everyone instead of taking revenge?


2. Kong was called a "King". In Revelation 19:16, Jesus is described as a King: "On his robe at his thigh was written this title: King of all kings and Lord of all lords." Being King, Jesus is in charge and He reigns in power over everyone and everything. What do you think it means for Jesus to be King? What makes a King different from those who are not the King?


3. Jia and Kong have a special friendship. They communicate with one another and empathize with how one another are feeling. There is lots of wisdom in God's Word about what makes a good friend. 1 Thessalonians 5:11 says, "So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing." Who are some of your best friends? What makes them such good friends?


4. Madison and her friends showed great bravery in doing everything they could to stop the destruction. They fought against the selfish actions of Apex Cybernetics. Nathan points out that Jia is a brave girl. Bravery is having the courage to make good choices, even when you’re afraid. When was a time that you showed a great amount of bravery? What motivated you to do the right thing, even though you were scared?


5. Godzilla showed mercy on Kong, not destroying him when he had the chance. Mercy is not giving the punishment someone deserves. As a result, Kong ended up saving Godzilla's life when Mechagodzilla was about to defeat him. How can you show mercy to those around you? How difficult would that be?

Minute By Minute Guide

Use this break down of the entire movie in addition to the “After the Movie” discussion guide. Great for repeat viewings.

:08 Bernie was committed to uncovering the truth about Apex Cybernetics. He thought there was inappropriate activity going on - actions that were immoral and unhealthy. Have you ever seen someone doing something that you knew was wrong? What do you think is the appropriate response when you see someone misbehaving?


:22 Walt Simmons recruited scientists to try to defeat Godzilla. They couldn't quite figure out how to stop Godzilla from hurting people, so they came up with a crazy idea to solve their problem. What are some of your biggest problems right now that you're trying to solve? Can you think of any crazy ideas that might provide a solution?


:34 Bernie explains that he lost his wife and he's committed to never giving up doing the right thing. Have you ever lost someone or something that meant a lot to you? How did that change the way you behave moving forward?


:40 Ilene insisted that they free Kong to allow him to defend himself. Others disagreed, thinking that would disrupt their mission. They were thinking selfishly, instead of what was best for Kong. Selfishness is caring more about yourself than you care about others. When was a time that you acted selfishly, instead of thinking of the needs of others? How can you avoid selfishness in the future?


:55 Jia informs Kong that he might find his family if he goes down the right tunnel. Kong was eager to reunite with his family. How thankful are you to have the family that you have? What's the best part about your family?


1:11 Kong finds his way home. He's comforted and feels at ease. He feels like he's where he belongs. Where do you feel most at home? What's the place where you feel most comfortable and feel the deepest sense of belonging?


1:27 Madison confronts Walt about provoking war when Godzilla and the monsters wanted peace. 2 Thessalonians 3:16 points out that God is someone who is about peace: "Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. The Lord be with you all." Do you feel at peace right now? What makes you feel like you aren't at peace?


1:43 Kong defeats Mechgodzilla, after coming to Godzilla's rescue. Kong and Godzilla set aside their differences to fight a common enemy. They were reconciled to one another, no longer deciding to fight one another. Ephesians 4:32 says, "Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you." Because of Jesus, we have been reconciled to God again. Our sin separated us from God but, because Jesus paid for our sins, we have been reconciled to God and are now in His family forever. What does it mean to be reconciled to God? Because God forgave you, how can you forgive other people?