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By Will Wade, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Entertaining '90s cartoon mixes battles, teamwork.

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A Lot or a Little?

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

Community Reviews

age 7+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 5+

Amazing show my husband watched as a kid and so did my son when he was younger

No problems with inapropriatness but I'm just going to say it's VERY good. My husband watched it as a kid, and when my 13 year old was younger, he loved it. Now it's on disney plus and both are LOVING it, not only for nostalgia but because it truly is a phenomenal show.
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age 4+

The best filmic adaptation of the X-Men.

Better stories than the films, and more accessible for families.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
1 person found this helpful.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (9 ):

Based on the very popular Marvel Comics series, this anmiated show -- which originally aired from 1992 to 1997 -- places a strong emphasis on teamwork. The X-Men all have amazing, but very specific, powers. None of them is a Superman, and they must cooperate to fight effectively against their toughest enemies.

The show stays true to the comic books, including the original story's strong current of anti-mutant bigotry. The world of the X-Men is filled with mutants, some more powerful than others, some who look quite average, and others who don't even look human. All of them face considerable enmity from some groups of "normal" people who distrust mutants and consider them a threat to humanity. This simple metaphor for racism is a fairly adult theme for a show aimed at young people, but it's presented in a way that even kids will be able to understand.

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