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Parents' Guide to

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Monsters and mankind clash in semi-scary Godzilla series.

Poster image for the Apple TV+ series Monarch: Legacy of Monsters. The cast is pictured forefront with a green-hued image of Godzilla looming begind them.

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 15+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 17+

Scenes of same sex intimacy

Started off as a good show. Disappointing that they felt the need to put in scenes of women intimately kissing, along with another scene of another 2 women in a bed scene.
age 13+

Enjoying this show so far

Really cool to see Kurt Russell acting with his son. Could go without the sex scenes between two female characters. It didn’t add to the storyline and Apple seems to add it just for the sake of checking a box on every show. Impressed with both season 1 and 2 so far.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (1 ):

Though the show doesn't have the budget for wall-to-wall battles, it's full of likable characters and nicely-executed special effects. Even if you haven't seen previous installments like Godzilla vs. Kong or Kong: Skull Island, there's still plenty to dig about Monarch: Legacy of Monsters -- not the least of which is the nostalgia-tickling casting of Kurt Russell as Lee Shaw, a former military man and close friend of Cate's grandparents. Shaw helps Cate fill in the backstory of her family in the modern day, while Russell's real-life son Wyatt Russell plays 1950s-era Shaw in the flashback scenes -- a bit of stunt casting that really, really works. The monster scenes are appropriately creepy, gross, and thrilling yet not too intense for most kids; the violence is on par with a typical Marvel movie. Overall this is an enjoyable series that should prove compelling for Godzilla fans and newbies alike.

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