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3Below: Tales of Arcadia

By Ashley Moulton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Action-packed, layered second chapter in del Toro's Arcadia.

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Based on 1 parent review

age 5+


This show is great. Great story line. Then in the second season there is a scene of two girls kissing. It is only one scene and completely not necessary for the story line.
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Is It Any Good?

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Coming from the mind of Guillermo del Toro, it's no surprise that 3Below is filled with fantastic storytelling and layered characters, wrapped up in an engrossing fantasy world. Kids will love the fantastical setting of Akiridion-5, and will chuckle at Aja, Krel, and Varvatos Vex's ill-fated attempts to blend into life on Earth. Aja and Krel are complex characters with good hearts, and feel very real (even if they're really cyborgs). While primarily a fantasy adventure series, it also offers some biting social commentary. One example: when Mother is deciding how she should disguise them to blend in as much as possible, she transforms the characters into three human forms that are typically invisible in society: a girl, a Latino, and a senior citizen.

The series is animated by DreamWorks, and is as visually stunning as you'd expect from a DreamWorks production. There is a fair amount of violence, which makes it not suitable for younger kids, but this great fantasy adventure series has something for tweens and grown-ups alike.

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