A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
The Men in Black team police sometimes-unruly alien visitors, while ensuring that the populace remains ignorant of the extraterrestrial tourists. The show reinforces ideas that law enforcement is a positive force that's necessary to maintain societal order.
Positive Role Models
Agents K and M bravely face dangerous aliens and protect Earth, without expecting any kind of recognition from the oblivious people of this planet. Not only do they take on this thankless task without complaint, they do it with style and aplomb.
Violence & Scariness
Some animated fight scenes. The Men in Black use a wide variety of weaponry, ranging from tiny handguns to massive machine gun/blasters, to take on various aliens. There isn't really any blood or intense violence, but the aliens tend to ooze, spurt, squirt, or spit bodily fluids.
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Products & Purchases
The Men in Black animated series fits into a growing franchise, which was based on a popular comic book and now includes two feature films and plenty of merchandise.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this animated series, which closely follows the popular Men in Black feature film, involves some cartoon violence and a large arsenal of unusual weapons used against an enormous array of extraterrestrials. The series' violence is countered by humor, so most kids should be able to handle it.
Is It Any Good?
The fun MEN IN BLACK: THE SERIES keeps the lighthearted, whimsical tone that made the film so entertaining. The focus is less on the action than on amusing alien creations and the MIB team's deadpan response to outlandish situations. The contrast between the wacky conflicts, the oblivious bystanders, and the straight-laced agents is comic genius. It worked perfectly in the movie, and the show just delivers more of the same.
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