Parents' Guide to

Dream Defenders

By Natascha Crandall, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Heroic kids fight crime within dreams (it's no Inception).

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This series is very scary as most of the episodes take place in one's nightmares. In one episode, the kids aren't only being chased by scary clowns, but the clowns are trying to bite them. They defeat the clown by kicking it in the face and then electrocuting it, which doesn't set the greatest example. In addition to this intense premise, characters often "prank" others, but it's more like bullying as the person being "pranked" is often left feeling very upset and never finds it funny. Zooey is often frustrated by her brother and exclaims "I'll kill him!" when she thinks about the times that he "pranked" her.

While Zane and Zooey are a team and do work together to defeat the evil characters, there are too many negative behaviors being modeled in Dream Defenders -- there are better choices for kids looking for adventure.

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