Parents' Guide to

Generator Rex

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Thoughtful sci-fi cartoon with monsters is best for tweens.

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age 9+

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Our review:
Parents say (10 ):
Kids say (32 ):

If your tweens (especially boys) think they're too old for cartoons, this enjoyable showis up to the challenge of changing their minds. Generator Rex is full of adventure in an ongoing battle of good vs. evil, and the subplot surrounding Rex's questions about his past is a dangling-carrot mystery that will retain the interest of this more mature audience. True, much of the cartoon is doused in violent exchanges between Rex and a host of mutants, but even here the show's thoughtfulness is apparent, as rather than killing the monsters, Rex uses his powers to restore their humanity.

This content is all well and good for the tween set, but it's the very stuff that makes this an iffy choice for younger kids. An ever-changing cast of monsters, recurring villains with truly evil intentions, inner struggles with emotion, and an uncertain self-image may raise more questions than answers for youngsters, so better save this one until the littlest ones have gone to bed.

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