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Justice League Unlimited

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Heroes' mutual respect makes for a winning team.
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What parents need to know

Educational value

The show's intent is to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

Characters' motivation is always the "common good." While the show isn't centered on conveying positive messages, it highlights teamwork and mutual respect.

Positive role models

Female and male heroes exhibit separate but equally powerful strengths.

Violence & scariness

Cartoon violence is frequent as the League battles villains of all types. But most uses unrealistic super-power strength and isn't very scary.

Sexy stuff

Characters refer to "copping a feel." Female characters' suits tend to be skimpy and revealing.

Language
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Consumerism
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Drinking, drugs, & smoking
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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this show highlights teamwork and the heroes' respect for each other due to their unique strengths. While the male-to-female ratio within the League leaves much to be desired, the female characters who are in the group are on equal footing with the men. Kissing and occasional mild sexual implications (snuggling, etc.) might make the series a little strong for superhero fans under 7.

What's the story?

Superman, Wonder Woman, Flash, Green Lantern, and their fellow classic DC comics characters burst back onto the TV screen in this series (which began life as simply Justice League and added the \"unlimited\" at the start of the third season). With an expanded membership numbering more than 50 superheroes, the League battles a constant barrage of villains. Alien invasions, android armies, and nuclear monsters ensure that there's never a dull moment in the superheroes' world.

Is it any good?

QUALITY

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNLIMITED features more sophisticated plots than those in the early Justice League days, and older viewers will enjoy the continuation of storylines from one episode to the next. The amazing staying power of these characters, some of whom first debuted in the 1930s, makes the show a fun choice for nostalgic cartoon fans. It's a winner for kids, too, as the idealistic view of super powers is part of everyone's childhood.

The strength of the League comes from its individuals and their unique powers. While most have been bestowed with super-powered abilities, others, like Batman, rely on their own intellect and skills to battle the bad guys. The best aspect of the show is that all members are portrayed as equals, and no single member's power is celebrated over another's. It is only through teamwork that the day's work is done and the universe is saved yet again.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about whether good people and bad people are as clearly identifiable as this series implies. Is it possible to judge a person's intentions by their appearance?

  • What powers do we have to battle the evil in our world? How can we use teamwork to help fight these battles? Who are the heroes in our lives?

  • Talk to kids about alternatives to fighting. What are some other ways to solve problems?

TV details

Cast:George Newbern, Kevin Conroy, Susan Eisenberg
Networks:Boomerang, Cartoon Network
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Superheroes, Adventures, Monsters, ghosts, and vampires, Space and aliens
Character strengths:Courage, Teamwork
TV rating:TV-Y7-FV
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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  • Good: Pretty engaging; good learning approach.
  • Fair: Somewhat engaging; OK learning approach.
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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Parent of a 8 year old Written byNikoo September 4, 2014

I can't believe Common Sense Media rates this okay for age 7 and up

This is the first time I can honestly say I've looked up a show on CCM and totally disagreed with their review. My daughter age 8 was watching the show on Netflix and since it is rated for 7 and up I thought it would be okay. After what I saw today she will not be watching it again. Two female superheroes are talking about Green Lantern and one says to the other you should see his underwear drawer. The other one says, I have. Then the other superhero says oh he must still have feelings for you... I couldn't believe my ears! This junk is totally unacceptable for kids' content. The sexual innuendo, language and violence make this inappropriate for kids under 12 in my book and even then I would not recommend.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Too much swearing
Kid, 11 years old June 21, 2011

Seriously CMS... 7?

This is the BEST show ever but, come on! You guys rated this for a seven year old? I would rather die before letting a seven year old watch this. It is WAYYY to violent for a seven year old. More for a tween.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much sex
Teen, 15 years old Written byShadowofchaos41 August 23, 2013

Continuation of The Justice League. It's good but not as good as "The Justice League"

I think it's great. Storyline is pretty good and you really connect with the characters. Good action scenes and plot twists. It's pretty good but it isn't as good as "The Justice League". This is just continuing the previous series. Also there is a lot of interrupted swearing like "go to/ go straight to" and"kiss my" one time there was "you son of a". So like I said interrupted swearing but other than that it's fine. Oh by the way BATMAN IS THE BEST!!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Too much sex

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