X-Men: Evolution

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Parents recommendPopular with kids
Lots of good-vs.-evil battles in violent 'toon.

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 17 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this TV show.

Positive Messages

The undertones are all about living in a diverse world without racism or prejudice. Dry kid humor but not a laugh-riot.

Violence & Scariness

Cartoon violence and lots of it -- superpowers slash, burn and blow things up.

Sexy Stuff

The girls out-Barbie Barbie and the guys all look like body builders.

Language
Consumerism
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that kids younger than 7 will not understand the deeper meanings this well-intentioned -- but very violent -- show offers.

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User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byCynder960 October 29, 2018
Adult Written byidawg42xlpwn July 20, 2011

This cartoon is awesome!

Out of all the Marvel comic cartoons this one is my favorite.
Kid, 9 years old May 17, 2020

Great show

Great show with some violence but the girls aren’t out Barbie Barbie and the boys aren’t bodybuilders and csm has got to be kidding me I mean well juggernaut is... Continue reading
Kid, 10 years old May 1, 2019

Great

Amazing tv show one of my favorites

What's the story?

Cyclops, Jean Gray, Wolverine and more. In X-MEN: EVOLUTION, mutants are an underclass that are always on the verge of persecution. The centerpiece of each half hour show is usually a good versus evil battle with the mutants taking the good side.

Is it any good?

You don't have to scratch too far below the surface of this show to get to the real messages of the need to understand those who look different -- that just because someone looks weird doesn't mean that he or she doesn't have his or her own super powers. The mutants are sympathetic and exist as a higher moral order even though they are often shown as fallible.

It's great for kids to see the message of tolerance but the show definitely gets their attention through its numerous and very pyrotechnic battle scenes. Young kids won't be scared but will miss the nutrient values you will be able to discuss with your older ones.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about tolerance, sympathy for those who are different, appropriate and inappropriate expressions of anger, and even how to deal with fears of terrorism.

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