Wondering if Willow (2022) on Disney+ is ok for kids? This fantasy series does have a lot of violence for younger kids, but will appeal to fans of the original Willow film. Here’s what parents need to know in this Parents Guide to Willow (2022).
Willow Parents Guide
Warwick Davis reprises his role as Willow Ufgood in this 8-episode series on Disney+. It has been years since Queen Bavmorda was defeated and Willow leads an unlikely group of heroes on a dangerous mission to places far beyond their home where they must face their inner demons and come together to save their world from the Gales.
Age Rating: Why is Willow (2022) Rated TV-14?
Willow is rated TV-14 for sequences of strong violence, action and some language.
Language in Willow
Willow does have some language throughout the series including words like a**, sh*t, damn, and hell. There are also words of Deity used like “oh my god.”
Action in Willow: Is it Too Scary for Kids?
There is quite a bit of violence in Willow which may be too scary for young kids. There are some intense battle scenes with weapons like swords, arrows, and spears. There are also scary creatures and scenes with blood and gore as well as dark magic.
Mature Content in Willow: Is it Kid Friendly?
There are some sexual innuendos in Willow including references to being naked and rolling in the hay with words like nards and boobs used. There is also some passionate kissing between opposite-sex couples and same-sex couples.
Many characters drink alcohol and appear drunk.
Grief and loss are two prevalent themes during the series.
Is Willow Appropriate for Kids Under 14?
While Willow is not quite as intense as the new The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series, there are some things to watch for with younger kids. The TV-14 age rating for Willow is appropriate and even some tweens could watch if parents are ok with the content.
In Willow (2022) you can expect to see kissing scenes, a little blood and gore, intense battle scenes, alcohol use, and profanity used by some of the characters. To sum it up, Willow is not kid-friendly for younger kids, but should be ok for tweens and teens.
It’s a nostalgic reunion for fans of the original Willow movie, and Warwick Davis does not disappoint. However, this action-adventure story can sometimes be confusing and is just too long. I understand the need and time to build worlds, but the show drags on a bit, and could have been condensed.
The beauty of streaming is being able to give it a try and the ability to turn it off if it doesn’t work out.