Avengers End Game has been all anyone has talked about lately. It’s been covered on all of my social platforms, every blogger I know is writing about it, and my kids asked on a loop to see it. We decided to go see it and it was incredible. After watching the movie I have some suggestions for moms of little ones. Let me answer the question, “Is Avengers End Game appropriate for kids?
Is Avengers End Game appropriate for kids
**Disclaimer** These are my opinions. I know that all parents have different standards for their children. Please understand that I am only sharing this from the perspective of my own parenting experience.
Was there cursing in Avengers End Game?
I think this is part of where your pg-13 rating will come from. I stopped counting curse words at 12 curse words. There were no f-bombs at all. However, there was a very liberal use of a certain s-word including a child using the word in a scene. If you are discouraging swearing in your home, or don’t want your children to see a movie with curse words, you probably want to screen it first and see where the usage of these curse words lines up with your values.
Was there sexual innuendo in Avengers End Game?
There was no sexual innuendo whatsoever in this film. In fact, besides one male who wasn’t wearing a shirt with a very large gut, there weren’t any moments where people weren’t fully clothed.
Was there violence in Avengers End Game?
Ok, so let’s be honest. It’s Avengers. We’ve just left Infinity War and our heroes are hurt and angry. Yes, there’s violence. There will be weapons used, fighting, and death via a weapon. If this violence is not something you want your kids to see, you may consider screening the movie first to see if it fits your standard. There was no blood or gore to go with it as is the standard with Avengers movies. While you will see a great deal of violence, you will not see the gore.
Will Avengers End Game scare my kids?
This will depend greatly on the age of your children. There were quite a few scenes that featured scary monsters so to speak. Many of the villains were comparative to villains and monsters from prior Marvel films. If your children handled those ok, they are probably ok to see this film as well. There are a few fight scenes in this movie that might be a bit heavy for younger children. Be prepared to cover their eyes if you don’t plan to pre-screen the movie before taking them.
Was there alcohol in Avengers End Game?
Yes. There were a series of scenes where alcohol was used in a form that would best be described as self-medicating. One main character has a very strong dependence on alcohol and repeatedly seeks it out at the expense of the greater good. This could be a great object lesson on the impact of alcohol on a normally strong individual. However, if you are not ready for these conversations and think your child will notice, you might consider watching the movie before taking them to it.
Were there any themes children might not understand in Avengers End Game?
This movie definitely focuses on some more heavy adult issues. Grief is a struggle many of the characters are working thru at different points in the movie. After such a large loss in Infinity War, you were bound to see grief represented in End Game. What impresses me about this film is the fact that they don’t sugar coat grief. They don’t clean it up, polish it, and put a bow on. They show the impact of grief and the process different people take to handle that. (Not a spoiler. Just saying grief is processed differently by different people and Avengers doesn’t shy away from that.)
If you have a child who is grieving the loss of someone dear to them, this movie might be too heavy for them. If you still choose to take your child to this film, please follow up with them after to see how they processed some of the themes represented.
But, was it a good movie?
I wasn’t sure what to expect when I walked into this movie. There was so much left on the table at the end of the last movie and the grief for certain characters is still fresh. The movie was pretty much incredible on every level!
The plot twists were beyond unpredictable and took me on an adventure I didn’t expect. I was so intrigued by the twists and turns in the plot line that I didn’t notice the 3 hour film length and the fact that I didn’t need to use the bathroom once in that 3 hours.
For me, it felt like a natural progression for the storyline. I honestly believe they did as good of a job as possible tying up all of the loose ends and really putting a bow on it so to speak.
We laughed way too hard! While there were some really heavy themes that left me in tears, there were also some moments that had me laughing so hard my sides hurt. It really was the perfect mix of serious and funny.
What about the female leads?
As a mom of a tween girl, I have wanted movies featuring strong female leads. I was not disappointed at all in this one! I will spoil nothing. I will tell you that the women in this movie are not wimps. They aren’t scantly clad eye candy. Instead, they are pivotal to the story line. There is a moment in the movie that all girls will cheer for! If you have a daughter, she should definitely see End Game! It will make you proud!
Will you be going to see End Game?
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