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Parents' Guide to

He-Man and She-Ra: The Secret of the Sword

By Tracy Moore, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Classic '80s duo teams up in battles, bravery, friendship.

Movie G 2008 90 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 12+

Based on 1 parent review

age 12+

The Positive side of the 1980's

This is a must watch animated film!

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (1 ):
Kids say (3 ):

Parents will get a nostalgia kick out of these retro sci-fi/fantasy cartoons, but appreciate their positive messages about honor, loyalty, and courage, too. Kids of any age will enjoy these campy characters who use their magical powers for good.

He-Man was a staple of '80s cartoon viewing, and its memorable setup of prince by day, most powerful man in the universe by night battling the evil forces of Skeletor at his Castle Greyskull was a riveting watch. The cartoons were at the forefront of concerns about TV violence for their use of hand-to-hand combat, but in retrospect, the violence seems positively innocuous compared to the more ratcheted-up stuff of today's animated fare.

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