Parents' Guide to

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

By Jenny Nixon, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Monsters and humankind 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 14+

Based on 7 parent reviews

age 16+

Started off as a good show but...

Started off as a cool show with Godzilla ans other monsters.. there was some kissing with Kentaro and May... the the show progress we Cate kissing another women, and I read the other reviews to women in bed but don't show anything other then kissing. So disappointing.
age 14+

Episode 5 LGBTQ and Pride

Decent spinoff, younger kids can get a bit bored of the human drama element. Otherwise, well balanced with teaser titan cameos. Disappointed with scenes suggesting premarital sex - both heterosexual and lesbian. Episode 5 specifically added lesbian kissing and elementary school Pride celebrations…so disappointed….felt like I was fast forwarding for a good portion of the episode. Unnecessary, in the best of dramas.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (7 ):
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 that of a typical Marvel movie. Overall, this is an enjoyable series that should prove compelling for Godzilla fans and newbies alike.

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