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By KJ Dell Antonia, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Complex, sophisticated action for older kids.

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A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 4 parent reviews

age 8+

my son was watching it and thought it should be rated 8 and up

It's too violent for young children, but for kids who are 7 or 8 should be able to watch

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
1 person found this helpful.
age 18+


Spider-mans booty caused my child to pee himself

This title has:

Educational value
Great messages
Great role models

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (4):
Kids say (11):

This spidey series looks and feels more like a movie than a classic action cartoon. The plots are complicated, the scenes are cut in movie style, characters narrate their histories over flashbacks, and action interrupts conversations and prevents people from revealing or discovering things. It's interesting and complex -- a good introduction to the live-action movies that are more suitable for older tweens and teens.

It's also worth noting that this Spider-Man, like the one in the comic books and movies, isn't always clearly the good guy; he struggles with his identity. And other superhero characters in the series can be even more ambiguous. All of that complexity makes Spider-Man a fun world to enter into -- nearly everyone seems to have an alter-ego and a personal mission that drives them. In that way, it also serves both as a reminder that everyone has his or her own story and as an invitation to create your own.

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