A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The show is intended to entertain rather than educate.
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
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.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Very mild flirting between a boy and a girl.
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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.
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.
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