Dinosaur King

TV review by Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 9+

Card-game-based anime has too many fierce battles.

Parents say

age 11+

Based on 8 reviews

Kids say

age 8+

Based on 18 reviews

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age 7+
This is a perfect show for a kid that likes dinosaur. Even tho I dont like the prospect of showing these animals as meant to fight, it does show kids a lot of dinosaurs they've probably never heard about before. The plots are quite simple so they are easy to follow for the kids. The characters are interesting and funny there are some subplots that are really compelling like the romance between Zander and Reese. Now about the bad ratings I've seen below they are literally made by Karens. I mean one of them said that they depicted some women with pornographic clothes? Like does she mean when they were in Hawai and decided to go to the beach so obviously Zoe was wearing a bikini?
age 11+

I loved this show as a kid and I still think it's amazing.

The overall plot of both seasons are very straight forward and the series does a really good job maintaining those plot points. While I do personally think the dinosaur battles become very predictable and the outcome obvious, all the children see is a ton of action. The only reason it's not 5 stars is because of how repetitive it gets. The second season is basically the same as season 1 but with some minor things tweaked, you can tell the series ended prematurely because the writers ran out of ideas on how to continue. While I do agree with some other reviews that not every character is memorable for a good reason and some jokes are far overused like "old lady", the kids get a kick out of that. I loved the love references because they don't go too far, the funniest for me is "oh my angel" by Zander. It has some great emotional messages and really shows how important family is over anything else. Overall, this show is fine for children and it's based on make-belief so be sure to explain that to them if they are confused.

This title has:

Great messages
Too much violence

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