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iStart a Fan War

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Jack Black spices up otherwise lackluster special.

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age 8+

Based on 3 parent reviews

age 8+

Go icarly

My 10 and 9 year old wtatched it, they loved it. My 11 year old refused to watch it because she hates Disney channel and nickelodean. She said no one in her school likes that. Well, the younger girls loved it !

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Great messages
Great role models
age 8+
icarly appears innocent enough initially, however, if you watch not so closely, the messages frequently portray adults and authority as mentally incapacitated. In one episode, even property crime of breaking and entering into a teachers home was shown then portrayed as "cute" and the teacher unreasonable for being upset. This is not what I consider to be healthy role modeling for impressionable ages.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (3 ):
Kids say (11 ):

iCarly's devoted tween following surely will want to tune in for this latest installment in the series, and for the most part, there's no reason they shouldn't. If they're familiar with the show, then they're used to content that departs from the reality they likely know. These characters enjoy freedom and star status that most kids can't relate to, but it's clear the intention is just plain fun.

By far the high point of this otherwise fairly lackluster movie is the addition of Black, who brings his trademark eccentric humor to the talented cast. There's no reason to worry about your tweens tuning in, but because the show integrates with a partner website that kids may want to visit (if they haven't already), it gives you a good reason to start a discussion with them about using the Internet safely.

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