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"Monarch: Legacy of Monsters (2023) – Who Doesn't Need More Giant Lizards in Their Living Room?"

Set after the battle between Godzilla and the Titans, revealing that monsters are real, follows one family's journey to uncover its buried secrets and a legacy linking them to Monarch.

Greetings, fellow monster enthusiasts and couch potatoes! If you're tired of mundane family dramas and yearning for a touch of Kaiju chaos in your life, look no further than "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters." This Apple TV+ series promises to unravel the mysteries left in the wake of Godzilla's epic showdown with the Titans. So, grab your popcorn and brace yourself for a legacy of monsters that somehow involves a family – because, you know, that's just how family legacies go.

But before you dive into the Kaiju mayhem, feast your eyes on the spectacle that is the trailer: Monarch: Legacy of Monsters Trailer.

First off, let's talk about the stars. Christopher Heyerdahl, Qyoko Kudo, and Mari Yamamoto take center stage, with promises of other notable cameos from pretty big stars. Because when you're dealing with monsters of the colossal variety, you need a cast that can match up in size, right?

But hold onto your oversized hats, folks – Kurt Russell and his son are playing the same character. Yes, you heard it right. It's like a family reunion with a monstrous twist. I can already imagine the family dinner conversations: "Hey, Dad, remember that time you fought Godzilla? Good times."

So, what's to love about "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters"? Well, for starters, the show embraces its connection to the Godzilla movies. It's not one of those distant relatives who pretend they don't know the famous cousin – no, it fully embraces the Kaiju lineage. Godzilla, Titans, and family secrets – it's like the ultimate monster family drama, and we are here for it.

Kudos to the decision to adapt this story for the small screen. Two hours for a monster flick? Pfft, that's so last century. With a series, we get to spend quality time with the characters, learn their quirks, and bond over monster attacks. Because nothing says family bonding like running from a three-headed beast, right?

And let's not overlook the father-son duo, Kurt and Wyatt Russell, reuniting on-screen. It's heartwarming, really – a family affair of epic proportions. I can almost hear the Kaiju roaring approval.

Now, onto the gripes – and there are a few, like tiny humans trying to fend off a giant lizard. First up, the non-linear storytelling. Hollywood, my dear friend, it's time for an intervention. We get it; you want to be edgy, keep us on our toes. But non-linear storytelling is starting to feel like that friend who constantly talks about their gluten-free, dairy-free, fun-free diet – overused and irritating.

And then there's the language situation. Subtitles are all well and good for a foreign film, but when I'm watching monsters wrecking cities, I don't want to spend half the time reading. Call me old-fashioned, but I miss the days when monsters communicated in roars, not subtitles.

In case you're not convinced yet, Apple TV+ has upped the ante with the addition of Anna Sawai, Kiersey Clemons, Joe Tippett, Elisa Lasowski, and Watabe to the cast lineup. Because why settle for a few monsters when you can have a monster ensemble?

And here's a fun tidbit – Chris Black and Matt Fraction have joined as creators. They're the maestros orchestrating this Kaiju symphony, making sure every roar and every family secret hits just the right note.

Oh, and did I mention this series will dive deeper into Godzilla and his Titan buddies? It's like the monster buffet we've all been waiting for.

The Kaiju Score: 7.5/10 – Because Who Needs Linear Storytelling Anyway?

As the monster dust settles, "Monarch: Legacy of Monsters" scores a respectable 7.5/10 so far. Lets see what I think when there is more than just 2 episodes to judge. It's a wild ride with a few bumps and subtitles along the way, but for Kaiju enthusiasts, it's a must-watch.

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