Parents' Guide to

Super Dinosaur

By Emily Ashby, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Action-packed comics-inspired series has tense battles.

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This wild series is all action all the time, thanks mostly to the constant "on"-ness of its main character, Derek. The kid never slows down, not even when he's chilling at home with Super Dinosaur or hanging out with his dad. Instead of being a drain on viewers' interest, though, Derek's energy keeps the action rolling even when the battle scenes are over. He's also a master of one-liners, which he throws out even as he's dishing out physical punishment in battle scenes, adding much humor to the show.

Super Dinosaur's mix of human and hybrid dino-human characters opens the door for some intriguing personalities and relationships, but the one that stands out most of all is that of Derek and his dad, which often reverses the assumed roles of caregiver and tended. As Dexter's history with Maximus is revealed slowly and the mystery of his ailment are explained, Derek's care for his father remains a constant that allows the elder Dynamo to continue his important work for the team.

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