Parents' Guide to

Star Wars: The Bad Batch

By Marty Brown, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Clone Wars spin-off has battles, military violence.

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

Community Reviews

age 9+

Based on 2 parent reviews

age 8+

A Great Spin-off

This is a great spin off to the Star Wars Franchise. This shows the what happened after Order 66 was given. Also, it tides in with another Star Wars show called "Rebels". Which is on Disney +. I highly recommend it.
age 10+

Great show my 9 year old watches it

Great show would recommend for tweens and young teens. There is one scene where people get shot kind of like in the movie of the force awakens no gore, though just intending all in all this as good messages about teamwork, and kids can do work to. I read this 11 and up and it is my favorite show.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (2 ):
Kids say (20 ):

This series delivers on precisely what fans would expect from a Star Wars story: world building, unique new characters, and big action sequences with a moral allegory at the center that may resonate with teens and tweens. A Clone Wars sequel feels like wish fulfillment for a certain sector of Star Wars fans, and this should satisfy both superfans and casual viewers.

Built like a classic war movie, with a ragtag group of clone specialists at the center of it, The Bad Batch tells a tale of clones finding their true place in a complicated system. One complaint: The animation itself can feel as clunky as a video game cut scene, and it doesn't really add anything that couldn't have been achieved better with live action. Overall, though, the important lessons are clear: Though Clone Force 99 are built for violence, they ultimately learn to make ethical decisions for the good of others -- and become a positive "force" in their world.

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