Spider-Man: Homecoming

Movie review by Betsy Bozdech, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 10+

Diverse, entertaining reboot has some language, violence.

PG-13 2017 130 minutes

Parents say

age 12+

Based on 120 reviews

Kids say

age 10+

Based on 351 reviews

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age 11+

Hilarious To See Parents Freaking Out

I am really enjoying seeing adult reviews on this. I see parents rating this at 16+, and complaining that the word porn is referenced. I think that parents need to get a couple things straight here. 1) Parents in general, as I have seen many times, are way too overprotective. Kids will not necessarily start cursing at home just because a movie has the S word in it. 2) I have said this a million times, and I will say it again. Just because a movie is about superheroes, does NOT mean it is suitable for young children. Superheroes are not all perfect, and if any of these "overprotective" parents were ever to read some Marvel comics, they would probably die from a heart attack. Ironically, the thing here is that this movie is ABSOLUTELY for kids. Or at least, the closest Marvel movies will get to being kid friendly. If your kid can't handle a little action and light language, don't take them! And 3) Parents need to stop acting like the word porn is something their children should not ever hear. Chances are, they have already heard the word, and even if they haven't, its better they learn what it means now from a parent, than later from their friends at school. As for the movie itself though, I would say it was simply alright. Homecoming is funny, has good effects, and has a decent cast too. Personally, I always liked Garfield the best, but I will admit that Holland is the most comic-accurate Spidey. I would say this movie is for 11+ only because it does have light language and lots of comic style action/violence. But overall, it is a family movie for sure. I would recommend this film, especially to Marvel fans.

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Great messages
Great role models
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age 15+

Bad Language. Unsuitable for young kids.

I took my kids to see this movie . I was extremely upset to say the least. This is supposed to be a Spiderman movie for the whole family. Plenty of cursing in the movie, which was extremely disappointing. The movie itself is really good, and would've been better without the bad language. I don't understand Hollywood. I can't even take my kids to see Marvel movies anymore. What a crying shame!

This title has:

Too much swearing
3 people found this helpful.

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