In interviews I’ve seen Ant-Man and the Wasp described as the most family friendly Marvel movie. Is Ant-Man and the Wasp kid friendly? While the violence is not as heavy as most Marvel films, I’m still hesitant to take my small children to see it. Here are the details on whether Ant-Man and the Wasp is ok for kids and whether there is profanity, nudity, and violence.
Is Ant-Man and the Wasp Kid Friendly?
Ant-Man and the Wasp is rated PG-13. First of all, let me start by saying that Ant-Man and the Wasp is incredibly funny. There is a great relationship between Paul Rudd’s character and his daughter. However, this film had a lot of language in it. I don’t think some people would notice, but I sure did. Trying to keep up with the counts was hard.
Profanity in Ant-Man and the Wasp
I recall there being quite a bit of language in the first Ant-Man as well. This one is no different, and they use a lot of the words trying to be humorous. I started to lose count after awhile, but here’s what I picked up on.
At least 7 uses of the word damn, 4 damn its, 8 uses of hell, 1 bullsh**, 2 bad-a**, 1 a**, 2 sh**, at least 1 God Da—-, at least 9 “Oh my God,” 1 son of a bit**, 1 use of Jesus and another for Christ’s sake.
Now this film is Marvel and it’s PG-13, so it didn’t quite bother me as much as when Incredibles 2 used profanity, but 30+ words? Come on, Marvel. We can do better, especially when Avengers: Infinity War didn’t use nearly as much.
Nudity in Ant-Man and the Wasp
There was no nudity in Ant-Man and the Wasp. Paul Rudd was shirtless for a few seconds, and there were two kisses. However, the sexual content in Ant-Man and the Wasp was minimal.
Violence in Ant-Man and the Wasp
As far as a Marvel movie is concerned, there was little violence. Ghost, the villain in Ant-Man and the Wasp was not that scary and evil. The mask is a little creepy. There were some tense scenes and surprises, but there wasn’t blood that I remember.
There are fight scenes and car chases, but I found myself rooting for the heroes!
A Parent’s Guide to Ant-Man and the Wasp
Is Ant-Man and the Wasp safe for kids? Generally speaking, sure. The beginning starts off a little slow as Scott Lang is on house arrest, which was mentioned in Avengers: Infinity War.
Ant-Man and the Wasp takes place 2 years after Captain America: Civil War. Check out these Marvel lists of Marvel movies in order to watch before Ant-Man and the Wasp if you need to catch up.
Parents will like the focus on family relationships and support. Also, kids will enjoy seeing Ant-Man on the screen again with the addition of Evangeline Lilly as the Wasp. She really is a strong female superhero and this is the first Marvel film where a female is a co-headliner. So props for that.
My kids would laugh at a lot of the jokes, and enjoy Ant-Man and the Wasp working together. I mean, the Wasp’s suit has wings! How cool is that? I also think kids will enjoy some funny scenes with giant Pez and giant ants.
What Ages Should Watch Ant-Man and the Wasp?
I recommend Ant-Man and the Wasp for kids ages 10 and up. Here’s why. It’s 2 hours and 5 minutes. Anytime you go over 1 hr 30 minutes, you start to border on potential for younger kids to get antsy, bored, and/or irritable.
Also, like I mentioned before, there is a lot of language. It makes me a little sad, because my 7-year-old adores Ant-Man, but she’s going to have to sit this one out. And she certainly would love giant Ant-Man. This is a parent’s guide for Ant-Man and the Wasp, so parents can make their own decisions regarding their children.
Should You Take Kids to Watch Ant-Man and the Wasp?
The question of the day is Ant-Man and the Wasp kid friendly? It depends on what is important to you. I always say you know your child best.
Did I personally love it? Yes, I was laughing the entire movie. Ant-Man is a goofy, light-hearted superhero which is needed. Not everyone can be Captain America.
Ant-Man and the Wasp is an excellent sequel. Bravo to Michael Peña (as Luis) for once again stealing the show with his hilarious storytelling skills. Evangeline Lilly is a welcome addition to the female Marvel superhero lineup. She is the female superhero my girls have been waiting for. Wasp is kick-butt, sensitive, flawed, caring, intelligent, and brave.
My one major hesitation is the amount of profanity. I really wish it wasn’t there, so that I could 100% recommend Ant-Man and the Wasp as a family friendly film. I will go back and watch it again, especially if it’s a bad day, and I need a laugh or 10. And we’re talking belly laughs.
Marvel Kid Friendly Reviews
Here are some other Marvel kid friendly reviews to see if you agree with my points of view.
Ant-Man and the Wasp opens July 6th in theaters!