Parents' Guide to

DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year

By Renee Schonfeld, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Action-packed teen superhero tale has comic book violence.

Movie NR 2016 76 minutes
DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this movie.

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 12+

Unoriginal

I don't understand why everyone loves these characters so much. Why do some of them have to wear dresses? They can't fight in dresses! These aren't DISNEY PRINCESSES who wear dresses because of the time period? Why is Katana the only one whose culture is actually SHOWN, in a very STEROTYPICAL way! Why are they in HIGH SCHOOL? What about elementary school? The most DECENT characters are Wonder Woman an Katana. They're actually INTELLIGENT. Harley Quinn and Supergirl look like Barbie dolls, and BOTH of them are portrayed as being not wise with no brains.
age 2+

Girls interests are broader than Barbie and highschool

I am so sick of the same 'girlifying formula' used in anything 'designed for girls'. This is just more poorly animated garbage that might as well be Monsters High. We need to demand better for our daughters.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say: (6 ):
Kids say: Not yet rated

With the emphasis here on teen girls in action mode, these superheroes are proactive, competent, courageous, and, best of all, not shopping, flirting, and primping. While the animation is routine and the story sometimes overpopulated and overcomplicated, the performances are upbeat and fun. Younger kids might not be able to follow all the intricacies of broken shields, quick trips to other planets, missing gems, and even a "helicopter" mom, but it doesn't really matter. Rooting interest is strong in DC Super Hero Girls: Hero of the Year. Dependent upon one's viewpoint about violence -- does it go down easier when girls are wielding the weapons and the spells? -- this franchise will find an audience. And it will certainly be another marketing bonanza for DC Comics, Warner Bros., and Mattel.

Movie Details

Inclusion information powered by

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate