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A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
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.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
The girls out-Barbie Barbie and the guys all look like body builders.
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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.
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.
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