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Monarch Legacy of Monsters episode 6 saved by Godzilla; non-titan drama is dull, say netizens

With only four episodes to go in the AppleTV+ show, netizens are hoping for more Kaiju action and see the two glimpses of Godzilla in episode 6 as a positive sign

Monarch Legacy of Monsters episode 6 saved by Godzilla; non-titan drama is dull, say netizens
The King of Monsters in Monarch: Legacy of Monsters

Last Updated: 04.29 PM, Dec 16, 2023


MonsterVerse fans were looking forward to Monarch: Legacy of Monsters, the 10-episode show by Legendary on AppleTV+, for some serious Kaiju action. But six episodes in, there’s more human drama than Titan sightings, which audiences are less than thrilled about. Comments ranged from, “The teenage trio in that show are completely forgettable. Only Kurt Russel character is interesting but he has so little screen time compared to the three kids,” to “the majority of the human story suck in the episode and is predictable. The only good thing about the episode #Godzilla 30 seconds on screen”, “The kids are annoying as hell and stupid”, “Why are Kurt Russell and Godzilla the 2 best actors in #MonarchLegacyofMonsters Those 3 kids need to get eaten”, among many others.

Monarch: Legacy of Monsters has, so far had little Titan action – there was the Ion Dragon in episode 2, the Frost Vark in episode 4, and the insectoid Endoswarmers in episode 1, all of who get less than 30 seconds screen time each. The King of Monsters, Godzilla, gets a slightly better deal, but after six episodes it’s still far too little, with the show focusing more on the human drama surrounding the establishment of Monarch by Dr Keiko Muira and her husband William Randa (Anders Holm), aided by army colonel Lee Shaw (Kurt/Wayne Russell) in the 50s, to the disappearance of Keiko and William’s son Hiroshi (Takehiro Hara) and then his children, half-siblings Cate and Kentaro, on the trail of their father.

The show got off to a good start with relatively positive reviews, but as the weeks went by, that initial burst of love has begun to wane, especially since the release of Godzilla Minus One, the latest from Toho Studios. Set in World War II era Japan, Godzilla Minus One has not yet had a world-wide release, but has been a massive success in Japan and few other markets that it has come out in.

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