Parents' Guide to

Zak Storm

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 7+

Animated hero's journey has rude language, lots of violence.

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

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 6+

Great show to watch

Zack storm was an amazing show to watch as a kid and it hooked me to watch all 39 episodes. Sad that it wasn’t renewed for a second season, but it is a great show nonetheless. You should definitely check it out.
age 18+

ONE PICE COPY!!!!

THIS SHOW COPIED ONE PIECE!!!!! I AM VERY ANGRY AT IT!!!!! AS IT SAYS IT THE BOOK OF REVELATION "Act broke to stay rich!" STOP ACTING RICH!!!! ONJE PEIVE COPEY!!!

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (4 ):

The gadgetry is cool, the characters relatable and interesting, the animation zesty -- but parents won't appreciate the violence, weapons, or language. Zak Storm reads as something of a throwback -- the same sort of swords, sorcery, magic, and supernatural villains that parents might remember from cartoons of the '80s like He-Man and Thundercats. Unfortunately, the levels of violence are also undiminished from that era, with Zak wielding a magical weapon and attacked by faceless henchmen who are easily knocked over yet always spring back up for the next battle, and shoot lazy laser bullets that Zak dodges on a surfboard, flinging quips over his shoulder.

The real problem is that Zak is just a regular teen, yet he's constantly told by the other characters that he's special. What's a young viewer to make of this? That heroic qualities are something you're born with, something innate you either have or don't have, not something you can develop? Other messages parents would probably prefer kids not to absorb: that battles are "adventures," that might makes right, and that villains are easy to spot and fun to spar with. For these reasons, even though young kids will be attracted to Zak's derring-do and cool sword/armor/ship, parents may want to watch first to make sure this series is right for their family.

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