The full swath of reviews for the Apple TV+ series “Monarch: Legacy of Monsters” are out and the show continues to pull in excellent scores.

The series unfolds within the continuity of Legendary’s MonsterVerse franchise, events taking place after those of 2014’s “Godzilla” which saw San Francisco levelled as two siblings tries to uncover their family’s connection to the secretive organization known as Monarch.

The series has managed to so far pull in a 93% (7/10) from 45 reviews on Rotten Tomatoes. There’s plenty of praise for the show for its dramatics, tone and more.

In particular father and son Kurt Russell and Wyatt Russell, playing the same character at different ages, are highly praised. Here’s a sampling of quotes:

“Putting impressive visual effects at the service of a relatively straightforward, earthbound story, it has just enough nostalgic charm to invoke a more innocent era — say, mid-70s to mid-90s — of adventure filmmaking.” – Mike Hale, New York Times

“Perhaps for the first time from this franchise, the human drama — anchored by a touching shared performance from father-son duo Kurt and Wyatt Russell — proves compelling enough to justify a story on a (slightly) more personal scale.” – Angie Han, THR

“[Russell] has lost none of his old-school movie star charisma. Once he arrives, the modern-day scenes get a sorely needed lift as he sells the bejesus out of every line.” – Lucy Mangan, The Guardian

“Surprisingly engrossing and impressively mounted, Monarch: Legacy of Monsters makes a stronger case for character-driven storytelling in Legendary’s MonsterVerse than any of its big-screen outings.” – Isaac Feldberg, IGN

“The Russells in particular are dynamite. We can only hope the showrunners throw in time travel so father and son can fight side-by-side.” – Stephen A. Russell, Flicks

“Monarch does its best to make the interpersonal drama as compelling as the monster attacks, but the human characters can’t help but be dwarfed by the special effects.” – David Nemetz, TV Line

“Light on destructive colossuses and heavy on dull dual-timeline drama, it’s a footnote affair that fills in trivial narrative gaps and focuses on its least compelling participants.” – Nick Schager, The Daily Beast

Matt Shakman directs from a script by Chris Black with the latter serving as showrunner. The ten-episode series premiered its first episode on Apple TV+ today and runs through until January 12th.

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