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Is Madame Web Kid Friendly? Parents Guide

Wondering if Madame Web is ok for kids? Madame Web is associated with Marvel, but it is not part of the MCU. While Madame Web boasts lots of star power, unfortunately, she deserved better. I’m not even sure you can call this a superhero film. But is it kid friendly? Well, at least Madame Web is fairly family friendly since there wasn’t much action. Here’s what parents need to know in this Madame Web Parents Guide.

Madame Web Parents Guide

Madame Web Parents Guide

Madame Web is a standalone origin story of  Cassandra Webb (Dakota Johnson), a paramedic in Manhattan who begins to have visions after having an accident and dying for a few minutes. She realized that she can see the future and therefore, change it. When she sees three young women about to get killed on the subway, she tries to stop it, and must face her past while also making a new enemy.

Age Rating: Why is Madame Web Rated PG-13?

Madame Web is rated for PG-13 for action, violence, and language by the MPA which means some content may not be suitable for children under 13 years old. Parents are strongly cautioned.

Parents need to know that Madame Web has come violence, emotional scenes, and language which may be too much for some kids.


Profanity is moderate in Madame Web with uses of sh*t, a**, a**hole, bi*ch, and hell. There are also uses of Deity including “oh my g-d” “Jesus” and g-ddamn.

Mature Content: Is Madame Web Kid Friendly?

There is some sexual content, but no nudity in Madame Web. You do see a couple kissing and then a couple in bed, implying sexual relations. You also see a woman in her bra. 

A woman is seeing giving birth in the water and another woman goes into labor. 

Characters are seen drinking alcohol.

Mature themes such as abandonment, foster care, death, and friendship are present.

Violence: Is Madame Web Too Scary for Kids?

You can expect to see some superhero violence, but there aren’t really superheroes. Characters are shot from close range, including police officers. There are explosions, car chases, fighting, and hand-to-hand combat. There are some jump scares. Characters are seen being choked and strangled.

Some death scenes can be emotional. Not much blood and gore.

Madame Web Age Rating

Is Madame Web Appropriate for Kids Under 10?

Parents can expect some violence, use of weapons, death, and some profanity used by some characters. To sum it up, Madame Web is kid friendly for ages 10 and older. However, if a child has lost a parent, then Madame Web may not be for them.

Now let’s get into it. I love Marvel. I love superhero movies. I love female led superhero movies. But Sony did Madame Web dirty. There was too much origin and not enough action. Character development is essential, and even after 2 hours of character development, not much was developed. 

I don’t blame the actors, as there was not much in the script to personalize. The action scenes were boring and the villain was one-dimensional and not interesting. There were no stakes in the film. You have a woman trying to protect 3 other women, which, yay, they don’t need a man to protect them. But also, why should we care? In a genre when human lives are dispensable, what’s a few more? 

We get a glimpse of them in their suits and that got me pumped! I’m like ok, I’m going to see some kick-butt females beating down some bad dude. And maybe that’s my mistake for buying into the cliche. But I waited and waited. 

Madame Web isn’t given physical strength, but her powers are in her mind, which is a welcome change. Then you give her a basic storyline with cheesy dialogue. The problem is not Dakota Johnson. 

You’ll see some Spider-Man references as Madame Web is part of the Spider-Man Universe, but it’s not part of the Marvel Cinematic Universe. So don’t expect any mid- or end-credit scenes either. It was just a disappointment all around which makes me so sad. 

I wanted more from Madame Web and these talented women deserved better. We all deserved better.