I’ve been waiting for Avengers: Infinity War for a long time, and it’s finally here. I think many parents were surprised by the violence in Black Panther. It’s not that there isn’t any violence in Marvel films, but the close up fist fights and hand-to-hand combat were hard for sensitive viewers and young children. So is Avengers: Infinity War kid friendly? I have your spoiler free parents guide to Avengers: Infinity War and will give you the scoop on violence, language, and sexual content.
Is Avengers: Infinity War Kid Friendly?
Writing anything about Avengers: Infinity War is going to be hard so as not to give you any spoilers. I’m not about that spoiler life, plus the Russo brothers already warned us that Thanos demands our silence. So I’ll start off with the nitty gritty.
Sexual Content in Avengers Infinity War
There is no nudity in Avengers: Infinity War. Not even shirts off this go around, except for Drax which is his regular look. There are a couple of kisses, but nothing to make you uncomfortable.
Profanity in Avengers Infinity War
There is some language in Avengers: Infinity War. I didn’t get an exact count, because I was really engrossed in the film, but I am pretty sensitive to profanity. I counted at least a few hells, dammits, a**holes, and s**t. They also make a reference to Jesus in an irreverent way, and I heard a douchebag in there. Overall, Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 is worse in that regard.
ETA: I went back to see it in the theaters and also noticed a couple of a**, also a handful of references to God like “oh my God,” not GD. There was also a reference to a nut sack (in typical Peter Quill fashion).
Violence in Avengers Infinity War
So on a scale in violence, I would rate this higher (meaning more violence) than Captain America: Civil War and lower than Black Panther. There are fight scenes that will make sensitive children cringe. Also, some creatures in the film are nightmare-inducing (see pic below). There is blood, destruction, and explosions.
A Parent’s Guide to Avengers: Infinity War
Is Avengers: Infinity War safe for kids? Well it features almost all the major characters from every Marvel movie made, so kids will want to watch it. When Thanos starts seeking the six Infinity Stones and wants to destroy half the universe, the Avengers must band together with old and new allies to defeat him in their most difficult challenge yet.
Marvel President, Kevin Feige, had already said that characters will die and that Marvel fans should be careful what they wish for – permanent deaths. I’m not going to say who or what, but be prepared. Parents, if you want to get caught up with and screen the other Marvel films, then watch these Marvel movies in orderbefore watching Avengers: Infinity War.
What Ages Should Watch Avengers Infinity War?
As always, use your best judgement. I would recommend Avengers: Infinity War for ages 10 and up. If your kids are big fans and have seen the other Marvel films, then you could go younger. I will bring my daughters ages 9 and up.
I think sensitive content and violence will be an issue for younger children, and the length of the movie. At 2 1/2 hours, it’s long, and there are multiple story lines that may be hard for young kids to follow. I was on the edge of my seat most of the time, and Captain America’s face accurately describes my face most of the time while watching.
Should You Bring Your Kids to Avengers Infinity War?
Let me be honest without spoiling anything. It’s emotional. If your kids are sensitive and internalize things and will stew on feelings, do not take them to see this. No movie is worth it. Wait until the Blu-ray comes out. It’s different on a little screen versus a big screen.
Is Avengers: Infinity War kid friendly? I wouldn’t say friendly. Older kids will enjoy it. Younger Marvel fans will, too, but they will see their favorite heroes suffering. I watched Avengers: Infinity War again last night and the reactions of the movie goers are telling. You need time to process. So just be aware if your child can handle that.
Is Avengers: Infinity War Worth the Hype?
If you’re a Marvel fan, you have to watch Avengers: Infinity War! And you’ll probably need to watch it many times. 10 years of Marvel has been leading to this film. There is humor, action, love, sacrifice, and all the other emotions you can pack into one movie. I’m not gonna lie – it’s a roller coaster, but a ride I didn’t want to stop.
If you have questions whether you should take your kids to Avengers Infinity War, I always encourage parents to watch the movie first if you’re unsure or at least read reviews to see if it’s on par with your values. Here is my is Black Panther kid friendly review to give you an example of my mom meter.
And side note: I was walking out of the Dolby theater behind Scarlett Johansson, and I overheard her telling friends that Avengers 4 is bananas! So hold on to your popcorn buckets, we’re in for a wild ride!
Avengers: Infinity War is in theaters April 27th! Let’s chat more after you watch!