With only mere days left before the release of Godzilla vs. Kong both in theaters and on HBO Max, critical reactions have dropped regarding the upcoming Legendary monster movie. The build-up around this much-anticipated match between two verifiable legends has been in the works for a while now, but definitely ramped up in recent weeks, with fans treated to everything from gorgeous new poster art to a new trailer that still shows the two refusing to set aside their differences and just kiss already.

Directed by Adam Wingard (You’re Next, Death Note, the upcoming Face/Off sequel), Godzilla vs. Kong serves as a direct sequel continuation to both Godzilla: King of the Monsters and Kong: Skull Island, which will see the two monsters taking each other on in their first shared film in years. In addition to the two leading big boys, the movie co-stars Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall, Kyle Chandler, Brian Tyree Henry, Alexander Skarsgård, Eiza González, Julian Dennison, and Demián Bichir. Godzilla vs. Kong will be released in theaters and on HBO Max (for 31 days only) on March 31.

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Now, with the film primed for release in a matter of days, it's time to find out what the critics thought. Has Godzilla vs. Kong been worth the wait, or are some parts a little more lackluster than originally anticipated? Check out some of the early critical reactions below — we'll keep updating as more continue to come in.

Director: Adam Wingard

Writers: Eric Pearson (screenplay by), Max Borenstein (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »

Stars: Alexander Skarsgård, Millie Bobby Brown, Rebecca Hall

As for the movie itself, it will be here soon. The feature will premiere in the United States on March 31 both in theaters and on HBO Max. If you want to know more about Godzilla vs Kong, you can find its full synopsis below:

"Legends collide in 'Godzilla vs. Kong' as these mythic adversaries meet in a spectacular battle for the ages, with the fate of the world hanging in the balance. Kong and his protectors undertake a perilous journey to find his true home, and with them is Jia, a young orphaned girl with whom he has formed a unique and powerful bond. But they unexpectedly find themselves in the path of an enraged Godzilla, cutting a swath of destruction across the globe. The epic clash between the two titans--instigated by unseen forces--is only the beginning of the mystery that lies deep within the core of the Earth."