Iron Man 3

Movie review by Sandie Angulo Chen, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 13+

Fewer playboy antics, but still plenty of violence.

PG-13 2013 129 minutes

Parents say

age 13+

Based on 48 reviews

Kids say

age 12+

Based on 190 reviews

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age 13+

I think MCU are rated PG-13 for a reason

Reading through these reviews it's apparent to me that people don't know what PG-13 means. Yes, this has swears and violence this is because it's for people ages 13 and above not for children. Also, I know people hated the twist, but I'm sorry I love the twist, and one of the best twists in the MCU. Also the One-Shot All Hail the King deals with the twist so go watch that if the twist bothered you.
age 10+

Very different to the first two

CSM says all three Iron Man movies are 13+. I disagree, and I worry that parents will discount important differences between the movies because they all get the same rating. I don’t care about ‘language’ (I’m British so ‘profanity’ is my mother tongue) or mild sexual references that my 7yo will just ignore. I also don’t mind comic book violence, though it does bore me after a while. I want to know: is it disturbing for younger kids? IM3 is different from the first two in three respects: 1. The violence is much more explicit: a man burns up from the inside while begging for help. A man is shot in the head (off-screen). The theme of terrorism is scary and hard for younger kids to understand. 2. The plot is clever (Ben Kingsley is superb as the ‘terrorist mastermind’), morally complex-and confusing. My 7yo was bored and disappointed. 3. The baddies look like humans, not robots, and their badness manifests as fire erupting through their skin and eyes. They sometimes explode completely. I covered my son’s eyes for a LOT of the movie, and I wish I hadn’t let him watch it with me. In any case, he hated it.

This title has:

Too much violence

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