Parents' Guide to

Star vs. the Forces of Evil

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Intergalactic adventures, skirmishes mark simplistic series.

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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 54 parent reviews

age 2+

Great for 61 and 2 year olds

My grandson and I love it. Just like Hilda and Gravity Falls, we have a good chat about all (or sometimes absolutely nothing) about the show. The show is great fun and no problem watching it with the right person i.e. me for him and him for me
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age 8+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (54):
Kids say (111):

STAR VS. THE FORCES OF EVIL's title tells you all you need to know about this show's plot. It's pretty basic stuff: A heroic duo faces off with nefarious creatures of all shapes and sizes, traveling to one universe after another to escape their grip. Along the way, the earthling teaches his tagalong about being human, and a carefree princess introduces her human counterpart to the thrill of adventure. Their intergalactic travels and skirmishes with evil are fun to watch but lacking in substance.

For being such polar opposites, Star and Marco do manage to meet each other halfway and forge a friendship that teaches each one some lessons in responsibility, courage, and a healthy appreciation for fun. Beyond that, though, there's not much of note in this scattered show that has the feel of being pieced together from a 7-year-old's imagination, what with the flying disembodied unicorn heads and a magic wand that conjures everything from laser beams to a bevy of narwhals. The influence of Adventure Time is clear in the kooky characters, and it's nice to see female protagonist Star fighting evil. If unpredictability and fantasy are your kids' tastes, then Star's adventures will keep them entertained.

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