Eon Kid

TV review by
Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media
Eon Kid TV Poster Image
Robotic arm points to adventure, fantasy violence.

Parents say

age 14+
Based on 3 reviews

Kids say

age 9+
Based on 5 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Educational Value

The show is intended to entertain rather than educate.

Positive Messages

No clear/obvious positive messages, but nothing terribly iffy, either, aside from the tendency for violent solutions to conflicts. Clear distinction between good and evil.

Positive Role Models & Representations

A young boy must be a hero when he's thrust to the forefront of a longstanding rivalry between good and evil. His adoptive father/mentor is fiercely protective of him but can do nothing to stop his involvement in the battle.

Violence & Scariness

Mostly fantasy in nature, as the enemies are usually robots of some kind, but there's a lot of punching, kicking, falling, and knocking opponents into walls. Human injuries are rare, and those that do occur are quickly resolved, but robots are often broken into pieces or left smoldering on the ground.

Sexy Stuff

Very mild flirting between a boy and a girl.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that there's plenty of violence in this cartoon series about a boy involved in a battle between good and evil. Since he has a powerful robotic arm, expect lots of hand-to-hand combat (punches, kicks, hurling enemies into walls) and occasional firepower. But it's usually the robotic enemies who suffer the most -- human characters' injuries are rare and short-lived. There's not much else to worry about in this series, but it doesn't have obvious positive messages, either.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byakela April 9, 2008
Parent of a 18+ year old Written byasad April 11, 2009

i laughed

i love it i want new spisode
Teen, 14 years old Written byBerlin April 9, 2008

What's the story?

EON KID follows the adventures of 11-year-old Marty (voiced by Aidan Drummond) and his companions as they work to eliminate the nefarious army trying to wrestle the Fist of Eon -- a powerful robotic arm -- from Marty's possession. Marty encountered the arm in a pile of scrap metal and tried it on out of curiosity, but the appendage wouldn't release its grip on him. The arm's ability to turn on its mystical -- and virtually incomparable -- fighting powers comes in handy against the robotic armies that are now inexplicably targeting him. And Marty learns that as the descendent of the ancient Eon clan and now the bearer of the fabled Fist, he stands as the lone hope to defeat the evil forces that plague his land.

Is it any good?

Full of action and the inherent appeal of the unlikely-hero tale, the series is likely to entertain adventure-seeking young tweens. But don't exert much effort looking for strong lessons or impressively positive content here -- the show's plot exists more to support the flashy battle scenes than anything else. The show's frequent animated action violence -- punching, kicking, long falls, etc. -- is nothing most tweens haven't seen before, but younger kids may need a reality check about the line between fantasy and the outcome of real-life fights.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about violence in cartoons. Is it different from live-action battles and fights? How? What if more of the victims were human instead of robots?

  • How does Marty react to his new role and responsibilities? How would you feel in his place? Kids: Have you ever been put into a role or situation you didn't expect? How did the experience change you?

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