Marvel's Avengers Assemble

Common Sense Media says

Fast-paced superhero series sequel will be fun for fans.

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What parents need to know

Educational value

This title intends to entertain rather than to educate.

Positive messages

Violence is presented as the only option in the superheroes' exchanges with their villainous counterparts. Brute strength, super speed, and the ability to take a beating and keep fighting are shown as positive qualities, but there are some instances in which strategy and thoughtful cooperation tip the balance in favor of the good guys. Teamwork is hard fought among the hotheaded Avengers, but when they're all on the same page, they're a force to be reckoned with.

Positive role models

The Avengers are heroes in the truest sense of the word, putting themselves between the bad guys and the innocent public. But the story also shows them to be petty, competitive, and egotistical at times, which can interfere with their work and put them at risk. The lone female in the group often is the most level-headed of the bunch and proves invaluable in strategizing their moves.

Violence & scariness

Lots of blow-'em-up exchanges with gunfire, missiles, and other weapons of destruction, and some characters show signs of being weakened or injured. Hand-to-hand combat also takes place, though injuries are less prevalent from this kind of exchange. Some of the characters have super powers that allow them to control their enemies' movements.

Sexy stuff
Not applicable
Language

No cursing, but the heroes say things like "butt" and "stupid."

Consumerism

The show is linked to a massive product conglomerate of toys, books, games, apparel, and other items bearing the characters' images.

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that, as with most superhero stories, violence is the biggest concern in Marvel's Avengers Assemble. The heroes typically rely on brute force to upend their enemies, and weapons like guns often come into play. Less often strategy proves an invaluable tool in the exchanges, and teamwork (which is a challenge for these heroes) is essential in the process. Expect some bickering and power struggles among the Avengers, but on the flip side, victories as a group are celebrated by all and serve as proof of the value of teamwork.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

MARVEL'S AVENGERS ASSEMBLE is the continuing story of a team of evil-fighting superheroes originally told in The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes. After a break-up of the team, Iron Man (voiced by Adrian Pasdar) reunites them to challenge a new round of villains bent on taking over the planet. Joining Iron Man are Hulk (Fred Tatasciore), Captain America (Roger Craig Smith), Thor (Travis Willingham), Hawkeye (Troy Baker), Black Widow (Laura Bailey), and newcomer Falcon (Bumper Robinson).

Is it any good?

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Little has changed in the Avengers' job description between Earth's Mightiest Heroes and this follow-up Marvel-inspired series, so precious little will come as a surprise. They're still tasked with protecting the planet from a host of powerful foes, and they still stumble under the demands of teamwork from time. Most evident is the role some of their larger-than-life egos play in their struggles with working alongside each other after a hiatus that saw most of them flying solo and calling their own shots.

If you're familiar with the Avengers' previous work -- or nearly any superhero story, for that matter -- then you know what to expect with regard to the show's prevalent but fantasy-based violence. If the impact of this kind of content isn't a concern for your kids, then they'll be sure to enjoy the complex relationships and exciting adventures of this diverse team of heroes.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about what it takes to be a hero. Who in your life would you consider a hero? How do their actions earn them that title?

  • The Avengers don't always get along, but when push comes to shove, they make a formidable team. How do you relate to people who are different from you? How does compromise benefit everyone involved?

  • How does the violence in this show compare to that of some others you've seen? Did any of it worry or frighten you? What would happen if you tried to handle conflict the way these characters do?

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Adult Written byWill loves movies June 13, 2013
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Avengers Assemble!

Avengers Assemble is a total blast. Though I have only seen the first two episodes, this is my favorite superhero cartoon. This is also one of the more violent superhero cartoons that I have seen which surprised me a little bit. Tony Stark is a good role model at least thru the first two episodes to the point that he sacrificed himself. Of course, the message is that of unity. I can't wait for the rest of the episodes. Thanks for reading.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Teen, 14 years old Written byBionic Reviewer October 6, 2013
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9
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Good show, but not great

I was a big fan of Earth's Mightiest Heroes. This new show is good, and I watch it, but it seems to be a bit campier (the Avengers fight over cookies in an early episode, Hulk is revealed to collect glass figurines in the same one). With that out of the way, the review, ladies and gentlemen. Violence: Superheroes and villains trade titanic, city-wrecking blows every other minute. Manhattan is constantly leveled and rebuilt as the characters fight with fisticuffs, lightning bolts, magical hammers, laser beams, missiles, bullets and arrows. No blood is seen, but characters are usually put in visible pain (screams, groans, etc). Captain America seemingly dies at the start of one episode, and Iron Man does the same at the end of it. Black Widow is turned into a vampire, the Avengers are mutated into versions of the Hulk and turn on each other. The series is still in progress, so this will change. Sex: Black Widow wears a tight outfit, and tackles Hawkeye in one scene, sitting on his stomach to keep him from rising as she explains the latest supervillainous situation to him. Drinking, Drugs, Smoking: Not much to speak of. Language: None, some insults are traded ("hey, ugly!"). I still suggest Earth's Mightiest Heroes over this series. But, it has its moments. Hopefully my review will help you decide.
What other families should know
Too much violence
Kid, 12 years old August 3, 2013
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8
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Awesome show!

Avengers: Earths Mightiest Heroes was in my opinion, better. Due to more comedy and the wide range of marvel characters introduced, and the last episode went out beautifully. However, Avengers Assemble only came here in England a month ago. The characters feature from the 2012 movie Avengers Assemble. Except this time, they introduce falcon who plays the new guy and a superhero wannabe. The characters are less comedic than in Earth's Mightiest Heroes but the episodes are really fun to watch, and sometimes contain a message. Today I watched an episode where captain America and iron man argue over Tony's obsession of technology. The message is not to get addicted and eventually iron man starts to use "old fashion stuff" as he calls it. And the villain in that episode is Justin Hammer who is auditioning to join Red Skull's villainous super team called "The Kabal." When Justin Hammer fails to defeat the avengers, Red Skull doesn't accept him. The action is great and kids will love it, don't worry about anything like swearing or drugs/alcohol/smoking. But the violence is not extreme, the worst is where people get knocked through walls and buildings. But what's so bad about that when comedians such as Rowan Atkinson (Mr Bean) do it! Overall its an exciting show, enjoy!
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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