Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go!

 
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Powerpuff knockoff has more monkeys, less humor.

What parents need to know

Positive messages

They're shooting things and blowing things up, but they're saving the world from evil.

Violence & scariness

Violence is the raison d'etre here. It's all cartoon violence, but shooting and blowing things up are incessant.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that that this show is about as violent as cartoons get, with no attempt to offer lessons or teach social values -- unless you count saving the world. It's the kid cartoon equivalent of movies like Mission: Impossible: The fun is in the violence, if you like that sort of thing (and in this case, that's all there is). It's not age-inappropriate, per se, but there are better choices out there.

What's the story?

SUPER ROBOT MONKEY TEAM HYPERFORCE GO! is the story of a boy who finds an abandoned robot. Inside is a team of powerful primates similar in size, shape, and appearance to the Powerpuff Girls dressed as Power Rangers. With the help of these monkeys, the boy has to save his besieged town from the evil villain on a weekly basis. Occasionally, they stop to view "game film" of themselves shooting at things and blowing them up in order to discuss (you guessed it) shooting at things and blowing them up. In every episode they get in the big robot and activate it by each shouting a word in turn: Super, Robot, Monkey, Team, Hyperforce, and then (all together now) Go!

Is it any good?

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Super Robot Monkey Team Hyperforce Go certainly isn't for young kids. The villains are scary looking, the plots hopelessly confusing and lacking in any kind of continuity. It's a show that works only if your main focus is on (all together now) shooting things and blowing them up. If your kids watch these action-adventure superpower style shows, this is just one more, no better than the rest, but not really any worse. It's less creative than Powerpuff Girls and lacks that program's humor, jokey attitude, and its arguable message of gender equality.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about why violent entertainment can be fun some of the time -- and why Americans, in general, really enjoy seeing the good guys blow the bad guys away. Is that good for us? Good for kids? Does it make people more violent or more indifferent to real violence? The issues weigh far more than this show.

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Adult Written byGabzgirl June 23, 2009
 

Love it

Super Robot Monkey Team Hyper force Go is a guarantee show for children or anybody for that matter looking for a deeper understanding in a cartoon series than most animated television shows nowadays. Unlike "Cartoon network" animated shows that have tons of mindless scenes; containing unnecessary 'pre-teen' matters, state of undress, absolutely no climax to its storyline, and characters that are pointless and disgusting! The main characters in this show have quality traits and colorful personalities that make each of them different from each other while they look alike, which teaches views to be unique no matter what. While on other shows whose appearance can be tasteless and behavior that just tries too hard to show comic relief but fail at proving mediocrity. There is something very unique about this show and that is ingenuity, something that most modern animated shows lack and that is admirable in many ways to this series that has won the hearts of many fans, despite age. Honestly there is no need to cancel a good show when clearly there are far more badly influenced shows that can be put off for good. If you pay close attention the main characters spend little of their time fighting ‘unconsciously’ as I hear people say and more development into understanding science fiction, fantasy and the value between good versus evil. Chiro, a young boy who is insightful, a bold leader with a good heart yet still acts like the good aged boy he is made to be. Antauri, the black now silver monkey, immensely sensible giving his teammates words of wisdom when in doubt and shows that there will always be justice when all situations seem at a loss. Otto, green monkey, the team mechanic whose intellect in engineering is outstanding despite in some fictional references, his wittiness gives this show more comedy relief and shows his personality optimistic in bad cases. Mr. Hal Gibson, the blue monkey, he is a math and science wiz who helps calculate in logic forms what to do in a situation giving views large vocabulary understanding while also showing comedy relief giving him a unique stability in the team. SPRX-77, the red monkey, a comedian at most times has a personality most boys would show off to , cares deeply for his teammates and shows multiple attitudes giving him a unique personality of ‘cool’ as well as giving many hints of romance to his love interest Nova. Nova, yellow monkey and the only female, spunky and tough she shows off that girls’ too can be best friends with boys as well as be equals, she is fierce but gentle and tenderly loving at times showing her feminine side. On the side note they as well have unique talents and abilities from their inner powers which are different from warfare, how they socialize with each other is entertaining none the less. Overall this show is very creative, heroic, and spontaneous in every episode, a show that is like no other and stimulates the young imagination to give you ideas you might never have had before. Putting off a good show tells viewers that it’s not good enough, which tells the young public that imagination and creativity is limited. Each character gives a sense of teamwork when working together, and teaches viewers how teamwork can go oh so far and that there is certainly no ‘I’ in joint effort. And show that monkeys can too be a cool animal ;)
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Adult Written byflharrison April 9, 2008
 
Teen, 15 years old Written byBlue diamond July 1, 2012
 

Best show ever!

This is an amazing show. My friends always say that I'm exremely logical especially as my favourite subjects in school are math and science, so if even a brainstrain like me can enjoy it, others can as well. As a kid I used to watch it every time it appeared on tv, I still watch it now but only on my computer because it doesn't air on tv any more. This show is WAY more original than the powerpuff girls (never liked that show) and is more appealing to all age groups than that show will ever be. This show isn't all about blowing stuff up. Most of the show doesn't even involve fighting. I mean, it is an action show so there will be some violence, but the majority of each episode doesn't consist of the battles. The villians in this show aren't scary, my seven year old sister has never been frightened of Skeleton King. This show does involve important messages for children. After all, if you watch the episodes, you will see that the team only wins if they work together. This show gives children a glimpse of what the world is really like, that there is some bad but mostly good. The characters themselves are much more realistic than the ones in the powerpuff girls as they all have their faults, skills, personalities and interests. Anyone who watches this show will be able to compare to at least one of the characters. My sisters always compare me to Mr. Hal Gibson. I would reccomend this show to anyone who likes adventure, action, comidy, science fiction and the traditional good versus evil. Two pieces of advice though: = Try to watch the episodes in order or you might get confused. = Unlike the person who wrote the review saying that the powerpuff girls were more original, you should watch at least to episode six before deciding what you think of it.
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