Avengers Endgame: Should you take your kids?
I just watched Avengers Endgame and thought it was awesome! But is it a good idea to take your kids? Read on for reasons you might want to consider whether or not to take your kids along with you! *No spoilers ahead!*
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Let me start out by saying that I think this movie was very well done! I enjoyed it and want to provide parents some perspective on what they can expect. Sometimes it’s hard to make the call whether to let your little Marvel junkie come along.
Here are things you might want to consider when deciding whether your child should go watch Avengers Endgame:
Here are some reasons in favor of taking your kid to watch Avengers Endgame.
- Your kids will watch their heroes try to overcome past failure. A major theme throughout Avengers Endgame is that our favorite heroes, who are used to winning at everything, have to deal with the fact that they failed to beat Thanos in the last movie. Of course, the stakes were big. Some heroes seem to handle it a little better than others. But at the end of the day, they band together to help each other overcome the sting of defeat and try to come up with a solution to be successful on their second attempt to beat Thanos. I love the theme that perfection is not realistic.
- EVERYONE is a hero. Your child will witness all types of heroes helping out in this movie. Your child might even identify with one or more of these characters and therefore feel empowered by this movie.
- You don’t have to watch every single past Avenger movie to get what’s going on. As a result of meeting my own Captain America, I have become pretty invested in all of these Marvel characters and movies 😀 I didn’t initially understand the draw. However, over time I have found that the story lines in these movies have become a little more complex and have something for everyone in the theater. That being said, I still haven’t watched every single Marvel movie, and was able to follow along. At worst, you can always have a Marvel expert explain any questions you might have…like I did 😉
- Avengers Endgame will answer all of the questions that were left unanswered in the last movie. If your kids are anything like mine, they were pretty upset by the open-ended nature of the last movie. LOL. Picture two kids giving a sarcastic clap at the end of the last movie. Those two brats were mine.
- This movie had a lot of laugh out loud moments. Honestly, the Avengers movies usually have one or two jokes thrown in, but not too many. I personally think that this movie injected a LOT more humor than usual. I’m just saying…I would have expected it in Spider Man or The Guardians of the Galaxy movies. I was very pleasantly surprised by this movie.
I believe that these possible reasons for not taking your child apply more to very young children. In any case, here they are:
- Do not take kids that are very sensitive to violence or death. I’m sure this goes without saying, but I feel it needs to be said. There are things like decapitation. So…if you think your kid won’t sleep for days, don’t take them!
- Can your kid sit for 3 hours straight, plus previews? If the answer is no, don’t take them! It is a long movie. I can honestly say it didn’t feel like I was sitting there for three hours because the movie was very well put together. However, a kid that doesn’t love Avengers or to sit still in a chair for 3 hours won’t want to sit at the theater for that long. You’ll be punishing your kid, yourself, and other movie goers 😀
- There are jokes regarding appearance. If you have a kid that is still learning about not making insensitive comments about other peoples’ appearance, maybe have them wait on watching this movie until they are a little older. It is definitely fun to hear the jokes, and we know that it is all in good fun. However, little ones watching their super hero idols say these things? It might make it even harder to explain to them why it’s not ok 😉
- Can they handle seeing anyone possibly not make it? This is along the same lines as Avengers Infinity War. If you didn’t think your kid could handle Infinity War, you might want to hold off on letting them watch Avengers Endgame until you have personally watched the movie.
That is it! I TOLD you I wouldn’t spoil anything! I loved this movie and think that other Marvel fans will too.