Avengers: Infinity War

Movie review by Michael Ordona, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Intense violence, strong messages in shocking Marvel epic.

PG-13 2018 156 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 171 reviews

Kids say

age 11+

Based on 411 reviews

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age 10+

Avengers: Infinity War

This movie brings together all your favourite heroes (and villains) to battle against the mad titan Thanos. It is part of the MCU (Marvel Cinematic Universe) so don't watch it if you haven't seen any of the other films. If you have seen the other films (whether you've watched them in release order or chronologically) this is the big one you've been waiting for. Thor meets the Guardians of the Galaxy, Spider-Man meets Doctor Strange and some of the other Avengers battle it out in Wakanda. I don't want to spoil the film too much but the ending will shock you (so be prepared for a big surprise) and this is one of, if not the strongest, entries in the MCU so far (and I am writing this in mid 2021). You should also definitely check out the trailer online (it'll get you hyped for sure). If you're looking for a parents guide, here's what I think: Language: The normal for a Marvel film, around the same as Captain America: Civil War (mostly sh*t, son of a b**ch, a**hole, d*ckhole). No F bombs. Violence: This film is allot more intense than what you might expect and their are allot of action sequences right from the beginning. Their is a large focus on death, loss, grief and mass murder. Their are 2 major sacrifices made which are brutal but are justified as "necessary". But the violence is average for a Marvel movie, there is just more of it. Sex: There is kissing but absolutely no sex or nudity is implied. There are relationships between humans and androids and aliens (Wanda and Vision and Star Lord and Gamora). One of the aspects of the film is saving the people we love or care about the most. There are great role models (The Avengers) but convincing villains, making the difference between good and bad a bit blurry. All in all, I think anyone older than 10 could easily handle it.

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age 12+

A historic piece of film history

This is an absolute epic, it's like a comic book on the big screen. This is one of those movies that only come around once in a lifetime, it's such a rare occurrence that a movie this monumental, paramount, and ambitious is released. I'd say it's an absolute must-see for any fans of superheroes, comic books, and Marvel, it has great action, comedy, drama, and high stakes for our heroes. It can at times be pretty dark but nothing that I wouldn't take my kids to see.

This title has:

Great messages
Great role models
Too much violence

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