Wondering if THE MARVELS is ok for kids? The Marvels is one of the most kid friendly Marvel movies and has given new life for Phase 5 of Marvel movies. Full of laughs and action, this female-led film gives me hope that Marvel is headed higher, further, faster. Here’s what parents need to know in this Parents Guide to The Marvels.
The Marvels Parents Guide
We see Carol Danvers (Brie Larson), aka Captain Marvel, again as she is left dealing with the events of Captain Marvel and Avengers: Endgame. Some of her actions to save the universe led to unintended consequences and Carol shoulders the burden of a destabilized universe. A wormhole alerts her to a fight with the new Kree leader Dar-Benn (Zawe Ashton) who blames Carol for the destruction of her home.
Carol’s powers become entangled with super-fan, Kamala Khan (Iman Vellani) aka Ms. Marvel, and Carol’s estranged niece, now S.A.B.E.R. astronaut Captain Monica Rambeau (Teyonah Parris). Their energies cause them to exchange places when using their powers, even at the most inopportune times. This trio of kick-butt females known as The Marvels must now save the universe…again.
Parents should know that The Marvels has some language and violence, but is overall pretty family friendly.
Age Rating: Why is The Marvels Rated PG-13?
The Marvels is rated PG-13 for action, violence, and brief language which means some content may not be suitable for kids under 13 years old.
Profanity is pretty mild for a Marvel movie in The Marvels. You can expect at least a few uses of sh*t, damn, and a bunch of hells. There are also some words of Deity like “oh my g-d” and “oh g-d.”
Violence: Is The Marvels Too Scary for Kids?
The Marvels is action-packed and is mostly sci-fi violence, so the scare factor isn’t high for kids. There are some battle scenes that can get intense, death scenes that are emotional, and a jump scare or two. There’s not a lot of blood and gore. Violence is on par for a Marvel movie, but is less than most.
Characters, including children, are seen in peril.
If a Flerken is frightening, be prepared for Flerkens aplenty that have tentacles that eat people. But they are kinda adorable.
Mature Content: Is The Marvels OK for Kids?
There is no sexual content or nudity in The Marvels. A cat appears to lick himself in private areas, but nothing kids will probably pick up on.
Themes of grief, regret, and family are prevalent.
Is The Marvels Appropriate for Kids Under 10?
In The Marvels you can expect some fighting, violence, use of weapons, and some profanity used by some characters. To sum it up, The Marvels is kid friendly for kids ages 10 and older. Although it’s rated PG-13, if your kids have seen other Marvel movies, this one is more family friendly than pretty much all the other films.
The Marvels is fun and heartfelt and a great time at the movies. With a runtime of 1 hour and 45 minutes, The Marvels doesn’t suffer from trying to stuff too much in. However, the plot is also the weakest part. It lacks cohesion.
Although the stakes aren’t high, the villain isn’t particularly menacing, and much of it felt like a hot mess express, I had a grand ‘ol time at the movies. These three leads are charming and oddly relatable. Their energy is electric, in more ways than one.
I found myself cackling at the most bizarre scenes, and I’d like to request more of Prince Yan in the future.
The Marvels is the best movie in Phase 5 of the MCU. Ridiculous and silly, it left me hopeful for the future of the MCU. There seems to be a plan, when in prior films, I didn’t really know where the MCU was turning.
No, The Marvels will not please everyone, but that’s pretty hard to do so these days. Not every film can be an Avengers: Infinity War or Endgame. Comic book fans may be left wanting more, but for a newbie or even a Marvel fan, The Marvels more than entertains.
And frankly, it was nice to see Nick Fury take a back seat, provide comic relief, but let the women take charge and take care of business. The Marvels is worth seeing in the theaters!