This movie is a wonderful treat as it is a classic, but it's not a flick for the kiddies. While many Godzilla films are silly and humorous, this- being the first movie- is meant to be horror. Godzilla is the villain terrifying the people of Japan. While there isn't much blood or gore, people do die. The music is what gives the movie such a depressing tone. There's even a little girl crying over her dead mother in the background. Sure the movie is old and the special effects aren't very good, but the way the story is told makes it feel real. If you're looking to start your kid on monster movies, this isn't the one. Once again the tone is dark and meant for a more mature audience. It is a great film, but I would hold off from showing it to your kids until they're old enough to appreciate the cinematography and message.