Is Avengers: Endgame a kid-friendly movie?
Today I am sharing a real Mom’s review of Avengers: Endgame. We saw a sneak preview today and I am sharing my thoughts after seeing it. You know your child better than I do, so please take these suggestions and decide carefully for yourself.
This will be a quick spoiler-free review for parents to read before taking their children to see the movie.
One thing is for sure, WE LOVED THIS MOVIE! We will be seeing it multiple times in the next few weeks, in 3D, in IMAX, as many times as possible. There is so much to love about this movie and we cannot wait to see it again soon.
Avengers: Endgame is an excellent movie on so many levels. The writing is funny and exciting with numerous moments of laughter, action and even some tears. There is some violence, but I felt like it was neither gratuitous nor too bloody. Much of the major action scenes occur in large battles which you see from a distance (although there are definitely some up close ones as well.) There are a few expletives (about 20 of them) and absolutely zero sex scenes or sexual innuendos. I would not hesitate to allow any child above the age of 8 to see this movie if they have seen any of the other Marvel movies. The only mild spoiler I will give you is that unlike the last Avengers movie, this one does not end in a way that would give a child nightmares. There are some sad parts, but it does not end on a very sad note.
5 Things you should know about Avengers: Endgame before you go:
1) The movie run time is just over 3 hours long. It didn’t feel too long at all while we were watching the movie. You should be prepared for a movie this long. Go to the bathroom right before it starts and have your snacks ready in advance. This is the type of movie that you might want to see at a place that serves you food and drinks right at your seat.
2)If you need to take your kids to the bathroom, a good time to take a break is when they first go to visit Thor (about 40 minutes in). This is a good time to make a quick run to the bathroom if your kids need to, and you will not miss too much.
3)You should familiarize yourself with some plot details before you go. Please watch or rewatch,
Iron Man 1, Thor 2, Guardians of the Galaxy 1, Antman (1 and 2), Dr. Strange and Avengers 1 and Infinity War.
4)This is a very girl friendly movie with some exceptional scenes of all the female heroes performing together. My daughter loved it.
5)There were no post-credit scenes at our screening, so you can run to the bathroom as soon as it is over!
You can also watch the trailer here: