Parents' Guide to

Iron Man: Armored Adventures

By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Teen take on popular hero is action packed but kid friendly.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 6+

Not for littles that tend to emulate what they see/hear.

My 4 year old started talking like a rude teen after watching this show continuously for a few weeks. It's fine in general but the characters speak to each other in a nasty way that you might not want your youngest copying. It took me some time to figure out which marvel show was making him seem like such a mean little boy, this definitely appears to be the one. After a month of not watching it the nasty phrases mostly stopped.
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age 8+


The Animation is awful. We are in 2021. It seems the animator was relying on only kids watching. The 3D effects are over used i would give it -100 out of 10

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (9 ):

IRON MAN: ARMORED ADVENTURES turns the popular superhero into an ordinary teen -- a common strategy for cartoons aimed at kids, but a harder transition here than for other well-known heroes. Superman had superpowers all his life and started using them as a youth; Spider-Man developed his own abilities while still a student. But Iron Man, according to comics lore, is a millionaire playboy/genius inventor who created the super suit in a secret lab. That origin story is a bit hard to adapt to high school, and the series ends up feeling a bit more implausible than other shows about young superheroes.

But really, it's a cartoon for kids, and plausibility is pretty much beside the point. So what if Tony's a teen instead of adult? He's got a flying suit and can shoot lasers from his hands. That's more than enough to capture the attention of young viewers, who are unlikely to wonder why Tony rarely attends class or how a kid managed to build the amazing Iron Man suit in the first place. The series delivers a pair of standard-issue villains -- corporate mogul Stane and the superpowered Mandarin -- and plotlines that won't tax the comprehension of the average 8-year-old, as well as plenty of action and excitement. For a more complex take on the Iron Man story, check out the movie version or the original comic books; this version is aimed squarely at kids -- and it hits the mark.

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