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X-Men: Evolution

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

Parents say

age 9+
Based on 6 reviews

Kids say

age 6+
Based on 15 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.

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.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Adult Written byeverlast April 9, 2008

I will read the comic now.

If your a marvel comics fan thumb's up!
Adult Written byPanya April 9, 2008


I was a fan of this show as a teenager. I wouldn't let children watch a show with this much violence though.
Kid, 10 years old June 5, 2010
This review is completely incorrect. Its a great show with good messages and the girls dont out-Barbie Barbie. NOt all the guys look like body builders.
Teen, 14 years old Written byFathomT August 13, 2016

Starts bad, gets a LOT better

I began watching this show as a guilty pleasure, with an emphasis on the guilt. I heard less than stellar things, but I also heard it got better. It has almost... Continue reading

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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