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By Kari Croop, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Sometimes-scary fantasy is a mash-up of monsters and myths.

TV BBC America Drama 2013
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age 11+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 13+
My 14-year-old son and I watched this TV series together and we loved it! We were so disappointed they did not continue with a Season 3.
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age 8+

A starting point for teaching Greek Mythology to your kids

We incorporated Greek, Roman, Celtic and Norse Mythologies into our kids learning from a young age. I used this as a launching point for teaching my kids Greek Mythology when they were about 8. The writers do take liberties with the stories and characters, changing things to meet the needs of their storyline for the episodes. After episodes we would talk about the characters, who they were in Greek Mythology, and read some of the original Greek Myths together. The battles are not overly violent in my opinion either. As for the monsters and such, as long as your kids understand the difference between mythology and reality it is fine.

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Is It Any Good?

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Judging from the special effects alone -- which, at times, are downright goofy -- Atlantis was clearly not intended to impress. But it was engineered to entertain families with older kids, and it pulls that off with reasonable success thanks to a trio of likable do-gooders, an ever-rotating stable of evildoers, and a much-needed splash of comedy.

Since Atlantis takes so many liberties with figures and facts, it's not the best place to go hunting for historical accuracy. For one thing, it has Hercules hanging out with Pythagoras (yes, the same guy who gave us that nifty theorem) and getting the hots for a yet-to-be-snake-haired Medusa, ignoring the fact that none of them ever would have known each other. But, on the upside, it just might inspire kids to do their own research and uncover a world that's rich in myth and fantasy.

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