Hot Wheels: Battle Force 5

TV review by Will Wade, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 6+

Lots of action but no injuries in toy-based cartoon.

Parents say

age 6+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 9+

Based on 5 reviews

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Community Reviews

age 4+

Too violent for my Little Man

If I had known how violent it was, I would never have gotten it from Netflix for my four-year-old. He received a couple of Battle Force 5 toys in McDonalds Hapy Meals, and has been wanting to see the show. One episode in particular, "My Man Zug," shows an alien robot tearing other alien robots' heads off and drilling through their torsos with his drill-bit hand. My son chooses not to watch one or two of the episodes because, he says, "All they do is lots of fighting." Had I watched it by myself the first time instead of with him, I would have waited until he was a few years older.

This title has:

Too much violence
age 8+

Excellent Show

To address most concerns regarding the appropriateness of the show: It's extremely mild. While there are combat scenes, it's mostly done behind the wheel, using advanced car-weapon systems, and as expected of a kids show, the main villains always come back. The "Mild Trash Talking" is comparable to 1st grade Recess, the "violence" is PG at worst, and there is little Consumerism pushed on the audience (Your child may want a new Hot Wheels toy car. They're what, a couple of dollars? Parents are lucky it's not some new Star Wars, with kids asking for lifesized R2D2's and a closet full of Lucasarts Halloween Costumes.) This show deserves Awards for it's Reproduction Value, network recognition for it's ambitious storyline, and a chance to earn your viewership for the positive values BF5 instills.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models

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