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Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse Parents Guide: Is it Kid Friendly?

Wondering if Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is ok for kids? This sequel to Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse has a bit of a darker tone than the first. The Spider-Verse saga continues to prove itself with action and storytelling, and although animated, it may be more mature for some kids. Here’s what parents need to know in this Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Parents Guide. 

Across the Spiderverse Parents Guide

Spider-Man/Miles Morales (Shameik Moore)

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse Parents Guide

Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) returns for the next chapter of the Spider-Verse saga, an epic adventure that will transport Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man across the Multiverse to join forces with Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) and a new team of Spider-People to face off with The Spot, a villain more powerful than anything they have ever encountered.

Age Rating: Why is Across the Spider-Verse Rated PG?

Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse is rated PG by the MPAA for language, animated violence, and thematic elements which means some content may not be suitable for kids under 10.

Language in Across the Spider-Verse

Language is mild but does include words like a**, butt, hell, stupid, dumb, and words of Deity.

Violence: Is Across the Spider-Verse Too Scary for Kids?

Violence is moderate to heavy in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse and may be too intense for some kids. The animation does tone it down, but it’s still a comic book and superhero film. Some content is scary including flashbacks characters dying.

There are a lot of fight scenes and weapons used, as well as explosions and destruction. Characters are shown in danger and some held captive. Violence is probably the same level as Into the Spider-Verse, maybe a bit higher due to maturity level. The last battle scene can get intense.

Mature Content: Is Spider-Man Across the Spider-Verse OK For Kids?

There is some romantic content including characters hugging each other and looking longingly at the other. However, it’s all very PG appropriate. 

There is a suggestive comment about a character’s holes. 

Some scenes are sad and include themes of regret and grief.

SpiderMan Across The Spider Verse Kid Friendly

Miles Morales (Shameik Moore) and Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) take on The Spot (Jason Schwartzman) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.

Is Spider-Man Across The Spider-Verse Appropriate for Kids Under 8?

In Spider-Man: Across The Spider-Verse, you can expect some animated violence, brief flirting, and some mild language by some of the characters. To sum it up, Across the Spider-Verse is kid friendly for kids ages 8 and older.

Can some younger viewers watch it? Yes, and especially if they’ve seen Into the Spider-Verse. However, some parts may be confusing for younger viewers as multiverse storylines can get chaotic with many twists and turns. We recommend parents screening a film first if they have any questions about whether it’s appropriate for their children.

Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse is just as incredible as Into the Spider-Verse, if not better. This is the way you write about the multiverse for older kids and viewers, something the live-action MCU films could learn from. 

The stylization is as beautiful as in the first. But it’s not as new and shiny as the first, so some fans may not be as impressed. As Miles and Gwen travel across the multiverses, we are introduced to different Spider-Mans and worlds with different aesthetics. Across the Spider-Verse takes the time to introduce and endear the audience to each new character in the film. 

Although there are plenty of Easter eggs for fans, it’s not just a cash grab. With beautiful animation, exciting storylines, and messages about friendship and destiny, Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse levels up as the must-see movie of the summer.

Across the SpiderVerse OK for Kids

Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE

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