Parents' Guide to

Star Wars: Forces of Destiny

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Fun animated series focuses on female Star Wars heroes.

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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 1 parent review

age 9+

Maybe 1 episode is interesting, but later...

The show quickly gets boring much like the Clone Wars. Even my Star Wars fanatics of kids were disappointed. Plus my sons were hoping to see more male characters, and even my daughters were too.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
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With a focus on female heroes cast in protective roles, and drawn in an anime-influenced, big-eyed style, these shorts are a bit gentler than other animated Star Wars entries. It's a good-news/bad-news story with this series. Good: Female characters are given strong, central roles. Bad: They're tokens, marooned in an otherwise all-male world. Good: These female characters are powerful. Bad: Their power is used in simplistic conflicts against faceless villains. Good: Characters like Rey are shown to be kind as well as strong. Bad: When Leia saves some Ewoks from mean stormtroopers, they give her a new dress to wear to a party.

So while Forces of Destiny is a step in the right direction, it's not perfect. Since young Star Wars fans will snap up anything related to the universe, parents may want to watch along to gently point out the problems. Each episode is less than three minutes long, so it's not a big time commitment. And if you're a Star Wars fan yourself, you may be happy to get another look at characters you already love.

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