Parents' Guide to

She-Ra: Princess of Power

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Strong female action hero in positive-message-packed show.

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Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 7+

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
age 6+

Fun for both my daughter and me

My 6 year-old loves old-school She-Ra and I love watching it with her. It's really bringing me back! I find it has a pretty good message about doing the right thing and working as a team. I also love that both the men and women are dressed the same and are pretty fit! I also am loving the new Netflix She Ra where the characters are more diverse and positive messages are even more evident.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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Less violent than its sister show, He-Man and the Masters of the Universe, She-Ra, Princess of Power is like Lord of the Rings-lite for little girls. It has a bunch of magic stuff that little girls often like (unicorns! rainbow-colored creatures! sparkling wands and crowns!), plus a women-are-powerful message wrapped in classic fantasy elements. She-Ra's storylines are surprisingly compelling; they build from show to show, so even though She-Ra has an "enemy of the week" who gets defeated by the end of each episode, characters do grow and change over the life of the series.

The animation is also pretty decent; not nearly as cheap as some other '80s shows, and the voice work, music, and sound effects is dramatic and realistic. You could really do worse with a superhero-style cartoon aimed at girls, particularly considering that this is a show made entirely to sell Mattel action figures.

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