Heroes

2006 NR 3 seasons

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Heroes

2006 NR 3 seasons
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Drawing on American comic book tradition, this groundbreaking sci-fi serial drama intertwines the stories of a disparate group of seemingly ordinary people who suddenly discover they possess superhuman abilities.
SEASON  1
  • SEASON  2
  • SEASON  3
  • SEASON  4

Summary of Season 2 (2007) - 4 discs

After a riveting first-season cliffhanger, round two of this top-rated superhero drama finds Hiro transported to 17th-century Japan and surrounded by samurai warriors -- just in time for a solar eclipse. Can he fight his way back to the 21st century.
Format
Blu-ray DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
CC
No
Audio
English: DTS 5.1 HD
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 14+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 14+
  • Hayden Panettiere
  • Jack Coleman
  • Milo Ventimiglia
  • Ali Larter
  • Masi Oka
  • Sendhil Ramamurthy
  • Greg Grunberg
  • James Kyson
  • Adrian Pasdar
  • Zachary Quinto
  • Cristine Rose
  • Ashley Crow
  • Jimmy Jean-Louis
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Reviews

age 14+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that, while teens are definitely going to want to watch this comic book-like fantasy drama, it's at the far end of iffy due to its significant graphic violence. A central character who's incapable of getting injured frequently suffers debilitating injuries (burning, falls, mutilation), only to walk away unscathed; there are some disturbingly gory murders (heads cut open, bodies impaled by knives and other sharp objects); and explosive images of potential Armageddon are frequent. The show also has some relatively mild sexual content and language to watch out for, but the violence is the big issue here.

Sexual Content

One of the original "heroes" is a Las Vegas stripper who runs a Web pornography business out of her home and is shown stripping for a webcam (no real nudity) and seducing another character in her underwear. Other characters are shown in bed together (no sex on screen), with implied nudity. In at least one episode, two young women share a kiss.

Violence

Significant amounts of blood and guts, and several graphic murder scenes. Some of the visuals are shockingly gory and may turn even the strongest of stomachs. Characters are constantly in peril and/or risking themselves to help others. Frequent images of potential Armageddon -- explosions, destruction, etc. The characters' goal is to prevent that from happening, but the images are frequent and scary.

Language

Occasional use of words/terms like "crack whore," "bitch," "hell," "hump," and "screw."

Social Behavior

Overall the show's messages are similar to those of most superhero stories -- it's right for good to triumph over evil, characters who see the light deserve a second chance, etc. But plotlines can get very convoluted, with characters changing sides/alliances frequently, and it's sometimes hard to keep that in mind.

Consumerism

Some product placement (cars, etc.)

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

One hero has a heroin addiction; other characters (including some underage) are shown drinking socially on occasion.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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