Parents' Guide to

Ben 10: Destroy All Aliens

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Movie's violence is countered by strong themes of family.

Movie NR 2013 69 minutes
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What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

Good for kids 8 and up.

This show is perfect for kids 8 and up.Though there is violence and name calling there is postive messages and positive role models.
age 9+

This is an ok film i am not jumping up and down about it.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much swearing
Too much consumerism

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (2):
Kids say: Not yet rated

If your kids are new to Ben's adventures, then the lack of continuity between Ben's different incarnations won't be a factor, but some long-time fans might find it a hindrance. BEN 10: DESTROY ALL ALIENS revisits the younger incarnation of the morphing superhero character who, throughout his on-screen existence, has been both animated and live-action, a fresh-faced tween and a brooding teen. All of these physical alterations can be frustrating for fans who try to stay loyal to a favorite character, and this TV movie is no exception.

One thing that does remain consistent is the violence that exists within the context of the story. True, it's impossible to tell an entertaining superhero story without the two sides facing off at some point, but Destroy All Aliens relies on lengthy exchanges of gunfire, explosions, and crushing blows to fill time in what's a fairly simplistic plot. But it's not all bad. Amid all the morphing and mechanical malfunctioning are strands of a story that emphasizes the joy of family life, even, as Ben learns, when that comes with rules he doesn't really like.

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