Let’s face it, people generally don’t come to Godzilla-related projects for the actors and drama, which is basically the leap that “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” asks viewers to make. Stretched into a multi-generational Apple TV+ series, the show is as much a Titan-ic soap opera as a monster mash, proving mildly watchable but without enough of the city-leveling antics for which the big guy is known.
The most intriguing aspect of “Legacy of Monsters,” as it attempts to build a decades-spanning mythology, involves the character of Lee Shaw, played in the present day by Kurt Russell and in the 1950s by his son, Wyatt Russell. The uncanny resemblance is rendered murkier by the fact the math doesn’t quite work – the elder Shaw would be well into his 90s – which becomes just one more aspect of the slow-developing mystery.
The younger Shaw is working for a then-nascent Monarch, serving as the military liaison assigned to protect a married pair of scientists, William and Keiko Randa (Anders Holm and Mari Yamamoto, respectively), investigating strange phenomena related to the existence of Titans – or, Godzilla’s genus of giant creatures.
Source : CNN