Parents' Guide to

Mega Beasts

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Impressive CGI offers glimpse into ancient creatures' lives.

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age 9+

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age 9+

it was alright had good content

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This intriguing series is as close to a prehistoric field trip as families can get, and overall it's worth the trip. Not only does it offer a visual sense of the creatures themselves, but it does a thorough job of completing the picture for viewers with the surrounding geological landscape. The show also compares its CGI subjects' characteristics to those of modern animals and reptiles. And viewers get another great frame of reference when paleontologists visit sites like the Kansas Badlands to point out evidence of prehistoric life. Don't expect perfection, though -- some critics have called this show out for factual inaccuracies.

Mega Beasts is sure to pique budding young scientists' curiosity, but for all of its educational value, it's not a show to share with your youngest family members. Much of the content relates to the ancient creatures' predatory dominance, so violent exchanges between them and their prey are prevalent. And occasional references to breeding tactics and images of creatures in mating positions might prompt some questions from little kids -- so save this one for your tweens.

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