Many friends asked me, “Is Thor: Ragnarok kid friendly or family friendly?” I usually write a review from a mom’s point of view for the Marvel movies, but I wasn’t able to make it to an advance screening. I did watch it opening weekend, so I’ll break it down for you and tell you what ages I recommend and whether Thor: Ragnarok is ok for kids.
Is Thor: Ragnarok Kid Friendly?
First of all, let me start by saying that Thor: Ragnarok is hilarious and one of the best Marvel movies ever. However, don’t expect it to follow the path of past Thor movies. You definitely want to watch the other Thor films, Dr. Strange, and The Avengers movies at some point. You don’t necessarily have to watch them before you see Thor: Ragnarok, but you’ll get some back story.
Thor: Ragnarok Language
Thor: Ragnarok is rated PG-13. I counted around a handful of swear words. The first few minutes start off with a son of a b****.
Thor: Ragnarok Nudity and Sexual Content
There is no graphic sexual content or nudity (Thor is shirtless in one scene and you do catch a bit of Hulk’s rear end), but there are a couple sexual references and jokes. Something is referred to as the Devil’s anus and the word orgy is mentioned.
Violence in Thor: Ragnarok
In regards to violence, it is pretty on par with most Marvel movies. There are a couple of scenes where many people die which can be hard to watch. I wouldn’t say the violence is excessive, but I would be wary of letting little kids watch.
Is Thor: Ragnarok okay for kids?
I like to screen the films before I take my children. Not all Marvel movies are created equally. I would allow my oldest two children to watch Thor: Ragnarok (ages 13 and 10). My 9-year-old is one of my biggest Marvel fans, but she’s sensitive to violence, so I would probably wait for the DVD for her. Side note: The Thor: Ragnarok DVD and Blu-ray release date is March 6, 2018!
Hela is one awesomely bad villain. Cate Blanchett is incredible and frankly scares me as Hela. If your children have watched other Marvel movies, then the violence in Thor: Ragnarok is about the same, but Hela is pretty ruthless.
Overall, I think some of the jokes may go over kids’ heads, but the banter and chemistry between the characters in Thor: Ragnarok is undeniable. I laughed so hard throughout the entire film, especially at Thor and Loki. I also felt more bonded towards Hulk. Thor: Ragnarok is fun, entertaining, the music rocks, and is a definite must-see. It’s in my top 5 Marvel films.
Is Thor: Ragnarok kid friendly? I wouldn’t exactly call it a kids’ movie, but if your children have seen other Marvel movies, then I anticipate they would react the same. We will be having a movie night when Thor: Ragnarok is released on DVD!