Parents' Guide to

Dragons: Race to the Edge

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Superb, slightly darker addition to series still great fun.

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age 7+

Based on 12 parent reviews

age 7+

Great for slightly older kids- Slightly more mature romance

Even though the stuff is harmless for most ages, I wouldn’t recommend it to younger children as there are some dark and slightly scary scenes. Violence is mild and no blood is shown but people do shout is pain when they get hit so it may frighten sensitive viewers. It gets quite dark as the seasons go on and one of the villains impales someone with a axe when they criticise the villains style of work. No gore is shown. Romance- mild flirting that will go over most kids heads but older viewers will likely notice. One of the characters tries multiple times to flirt with a girl but ultimately fails. Two characters share longer kisses and are in a dating status. Characters are good role models and the dragons aren’t scary but in one episode, the dragons are possessed by creatures and take on a scarier form- I advise looking at this episode before letting kids watch it (called Grim retreat)

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Great role models
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age 6+

Loved until I heard bad language

Season 6 episode 12 the guy says “I am bored as hell”. Whhhhyyyyyy?!???? So sad because my kids LOVE this show and now it’s not on the “safe” list.

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Too much swearing
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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (12):
Kids say (30):

This is another exceptionally crafted and beautifully animated installment in the saga of Hiccup, Toothless, and their human and dragon friends. Faithful fans will find the time line somewhat disjointed, given that its story occurs prior to that of the 2014 movie sequel, but overall it's a welcome retrospective that offers further insight into Hiccup's transition to adulthood and his state of mind prior to his life-altering experiences in How to Train Your Dragon 2.

Even so, Dragons: Race to the Edge has a dark, slightly ominous tone that's a concern for younger viewers more accustomed to happy endings with their cartoons. Not only is there a complex mystery that's unraveled slowly, leaving many cliffhangers and tense moments, there's also a villain who's quite cruel and vindictive. The story isn't without its levity and comical mishaps, but it's geared more toward tweens who can handle its caliber of suspense.

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