Parents' Guide to

The Avengers

By S. Jhoanna Robledo, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 13+

Heroes work together in explosive comic-book adventure.

Movie PG-13 2012 143 minutes
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age 10+

Based on 129 parent reviews

age 13+

Comic book violence with graphic violent talk and suicide reference 13+

Quite violent in comic book style. My main objection for kids is a graphic reference to suicide, a couple of violent descriptions that are quite adult and a graphic inference of Loki gouging someones eye. My 10 yr old watches The Mandalorian, Star Wars and other action movies but I turned this off half way through.
age 11+

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (129 ):
Kids say (468 ):

Quick-witted and nuanced, this movie takes the best of the genre -- iconic heroes fighting for truth and justice -- and dishes it out in a fanboy-pleasing, edge-of-your seat way. Superhero movies are a dime a dozen these days, so when you chance upon a gem like The Avengers, thank the comic book gods. There's great chemistry, especially between loose cannon Tony Stark/Iron Man (Downey, perfect as usual) and skittish Bruce Banner (Ruffalo, adding great depth) and also between Stark and the starchy, unquestioning Captain America. The banter is believable, even when it's not always easy. And Hiddleston is a fearsome delight as the insecure, approval-hungry Loki.

The Avengers starts with a long-winded set-up -- unavoidable, perhaps, given the characters' many backstories but still mildly annoying -- and the Tesseract at the heart of the conflict soon takes a backseat to the heroes themselves. But no matter: Director Joss Whedon knows his way around compelling, flawed, conflicted superheroes, and he masterfully brings these characters alive in all their complex glory.

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