The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes

Common Sense Media says

Complex plots + super-powered thrills = all-ages fun.

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What parents need to know

Educational value

The show is intended to entertain rather than educate.

Positive messages

Even the most super of villains are no match for the forces of good. The bad guys might seem to have the upper hand at times, but they are eventually brought down by the Avengers.

Positive role models

The members of the Avengers bravely face any challenge, no matter how threatening, in their never-ending battle to keep the world safe from even the most powerful supervillains. Though they are constantly in danger, the heroes always prevail.

Violence & scariness

Lots of animated superhero conflict, including blasters, explosions, heavy weaponry, and some major fistfights. Expect plenty of property damage and lots of potential threats to innocent bystanders, but very few actual injuries.

Sexy stuff

No sex, though some female heroes wear skimpy costumes.

Language
Not applicable
Consumerism

The entire show promotes the characters found in Marvel comic books, some of which have been made into popular films (or soon will be).

Drinking, drugs, & smoking
Not applicable

Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that this animated series follows the exploits of a popular team of superheroes originally created in the pages of a Marvel comic book, and the subjects of hugely popular movies. The show is heavy on action, with plenty of super-powered battles that often lead to significant destruction of cars and buildings, but very few people are actually injured. There is enough plotting and planning to generate an ongoing storyline and develop the characters in a way that will appeal even to teens and older Marvel fans.

Parents say

Kids say

What's the story?

When the world’s most powerful supervillains stage simultaneous breakouts from four specially designed ultra-high-security prisons, six superheroes -- Ant-Man, Captain America, Hulk, Iron Man, Thor, and the Wasp -- join forces to recapture them. Known as The Avengers, the team learns to work together to protect the world and foil the bad guys’ evil plots.

Is it any good?

QUALITY
 

There’s plenty of action in AVENGERS: EARTH’S MIGHTIEST HEROES, but don’t think it’s just fight scenes and explosions. There are a lot of people here -- far more than most superhero shows, which tend to focus on just one main character. And all of the Avengers, as well as the main villains and the numerous supporting characters, have their own agendas. The good guys all share the same overall goal, but sometimes differ on tactics. This leads to storylines that are more complex, and more interesting, than the common smash-up-the-bad-guys plots. The conflict will appeal to younger viewers, and the ongoing plot and evolving characters will be interesting for teens and older viewers, especially fans of the Marvel comic book universe.

Families can talk about...

  • Families can talk about TV shows and movies based on comic books. How does this series compare to other popular superhero movies and TV shows? Are there any other popular superheroes that you would like to see adapted for the screen?

  • Do you think the numerous super-powered heroes work well together? Do they demonstrate good teamwork and cooperation, or do they seem to prefer to work alone? What about the villains?

  • What's your reaction to the violence in this show? Does it make you feel like being aggressive after watching the show, or does it have little affect on you?

TV details

Cast:Eric Loomis, Fred Tatasciore, Rick Wasserman
Network:Disney XD
Genre:Kids' Animation
Topics:Superheroes, Adventures
TV rating:TV-Y7
Available on:DVD, Streaming

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Parent of an infant and 5 year old Written byFaisal Saddique October 5, 2014
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8
QUALITY
 

Great Show! Not for my son yet.

This is a great show with amazing stories and characters. However, there are complex plot lines involving betrayel, conspiracies, and personal demons. I think it would make great discussion points for 8 or 9 year olds. It is violent, but no more than most other shows targeted at children.
What other families should know
Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence
Kid, 11 years old January 21, 2013
AGE
9
QUALITY
 

The Avengers are my life

I am a 12 year old superhero-lover. I am a girl who has memorized every Marvel character and loves them. This show is epic, and the fact that they had Wasp (my FAVORITE character), Antman/mental problems (yellow jacket). And they haven't killed off Wasp like they did in Skrull Invasion comics! :) This show is awesome, i also love the fact that Galactus comes in the last episode. :) I rate this a 500 out of 10 :p
What other families should know
Too much violence
Teen, 17 years old Written byBigbillyboy September 1, 2012
AGE
7
QUALITY
 

Fun! Fun! Fun!

The Avengers: Earth's Mightiest Heroes is a perfect show! I love EVERYTHING about this show! 'Nuff said!

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