5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Avengers: Infinity War"

Families can talk about everything from the consequences of violence to the power of courage and teamwork. By Betsy Bozdech
5 Conversations to Have with Your Kids After "Avengers: Infinity War"

Avengers: Infinity War is the most intense, complex, and stirring Marvel Cinematic Universe film yet, with consequences unlike any that have come before in this massive franchise. But it's also one of the funniest MCU movies to date, and it has strong themes of teamwork and courage -- not to mention a diverse cast with many strong female characters. All of this means there's plenty for families to talk about after watching this Common Sense Seal-honored film.

Try these discussion questions for kids:

  • Talk about the violence in Avengers: Infinity War. How does it compare to that in the other Avengers movies? Is there a difference in the impact between hand-to-hand combat versus catastrophic, buildings-collapsing types of explosions? Was the movie scarier than previous MCU entries? If so, why?
  • What are the movie's messages about teamwork and courage? What happened when characters didn't work together as planned? Why is teamwork an important character strength? Which teammates in Avengers: Infinity War were particularly effective? What strategies did they use to contribute to their team?
  • How does the movie explore the idea/theme of sacrifice? Are there different kinds of sacrifice in the movie? What role does it play in the movie? What impact does it have on the characters?
  • Why is it important for superheroes to be diverse? Do you think the Marvel Cinematic Universe offers strong examples of both racial and gender diversity? Has that changed over the films' history?
  • Captain America: Civil War left the Avengers split into factions. What's changed since then, at the start of this movie, and what happens when a larger threat arises? What does that say about what's most important to the characters? 

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About Betsy Bozdech

Betsy's experiences working in online parenting and entertainment content were the perfect preparation for her role as Common Sense's executive editor of ratings and reviews. After earning bachelor's and master's... Read more

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Comments (5)

Adult written by deb b.

Christian parents beware. This film mocks God and Jesus at every opportunity. There is a deep spiritual message that children should not be exposed to. RUN from this movie.
Teen, 16 years old written by LokiStarkLord

I mean other than Star lords Jesus joke I can’t think of anything offensive like that and what underlying religious message? Like rly?
Parent written by Lars H.

When does the movie "mock god"? I've seen some people here who are offended because the movie calls Thor a god, but he IS a god. So why is that wrong? This movie takes place in a world without a christian god, so it can't mock Jesus or god.
Parent written by Lars H.

Seriously? It's a comicbook movie. A kid just wants to enjoy a movie, don't turn it into schoolwork by asking too much questions about it. And it's very unlikely that a 10 year old child will remember a lot about Civil War. Don't be too serious about a comicbook movie, that can ruin it. (Many children really don't like that)

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