A Lot or a Little?
What you will—and won't—find in this TV show.
It discusses the significance of competing in, and winning, the FIFA 2022 World Cup to the participating team captains and the rest of the players. Teamwork is key.
Positive Role Models
Some folks demonstrate better sportsmanship than others throughout the tournament. The importance of the late player Maradona to the Argentinian people is discussed.
It features male players and coaches, but fans are from various genders and from around the world.
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Violence & Scariness
Footage feature violent game plays, players pushing, shoving, and insulting each other, and images of people protesting. The death of a famous player is discussed.
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Sex, Romance & Nudity
Men are often shirtless in the locker rooms.
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There's lots of bleeped swearing, but on occasion strong words like "s--t" are audible.
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Products & Purchases
Sponsor logos like Adidas, Powerade, and many others are visible on uniforms and at each stadium.
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Captains of the World is a docuseries about the 2022 FIFA World Cup. It showcases the capains of some of the 32 teams who completed in it. There's footage of rough plays on the field, as well as occasional nasty exchanges and physical altercations between players before, during, and after each match. Video exerpts of angry and peaceful protests are also shown, but their are limited details offered about the political situations they address. Swearing is mostly bleeped, but on occasion there are strong words audible, and athletes are often seen shirtless. Logos for sponsors like Powerade, Smartwater, Adidas, and others are visible throughout.
Is It Any Good?
This retrospective offers viewers a chance to see what it was like both on and off the field for the teams that competed in 2022's FIFA World Cup. It offers a very condensed narrative of the tournament's start, mainly highlighting the more prominent teams and biggest upsets. But as eliminations continue, more time is spent following specific teams and players. The interviews featured throughout are interesting, but the combination of behind-the-scenes footage and high-stakes moments in key matches is what makes Captains of the World an emotional and entertaining watch. No doubt that football fans will enjoy it.
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