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Old 05-03-12, 03:53 PM
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Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

My 5yr old son is really excited to see this movie. We've been planning for it for a while.

I've read some of the reviews for parents and it seems questionable.

I'm trying to decide whether to wait till video or just go in and cover eyes during any bad parts.

I've heard it's mostly action violence with very little gore, but there are a couple deaths.

Thoughts?
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Re: Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

I work at a school and one of my six year old students says that he's going to go see it. Says he's seen Iron Man, Thor, etc already.
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Re: Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

I can't decide what's right for your kid or not, but there's definitely deaths that are not just "cartoon" deaths (there's blood).
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Re: Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

Took my 8 year old who's on the sensitive side, and he loved it although he covered his eyes a few times.
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Pretty funny how young kids can't even see superhero movies anymore.
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Re: Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

Originally Posted by rlu929s View Post
My 5yr old son is really excited to see this movie. We've been planning for it for a while.

I've read some of the reviews for parents and it seems questionable.

I'm trying to decide whether to wait till video or just go in and cover eyes during any bad parts.

I've heard it's mostly action violence with very little gore, but there are a couple deaths.

Thoughts?
could you link us to those reviews. I'm interested in seeing what a "parent review" is like.

also..holy crap. Last time you posted was in December 2005.
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could you link us to those reviews. I'm interested in seeing what a "parent review" is like.

also..holy crap. Last time you posted was in December 2005.
I'd imagine this review would be pretty good at telling you how it is for kids: http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/avengers
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wow...that makes me cringe. *shudder*
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Pretty funny how young kids can't even see superhero movies anymore.
It is kind of strange. Characters that used to be "for kids" are now staring in versions of their stories that are only acceptable for kids 10 and up (in my opinion).

My 4 year old daughter knows about Batman from the T-Shirts of the boys in her preschool. I thought "Maybe I should show her some batman." But even the cartoon is too intense for a 4 year old. I showed her the Adam West 1960's version. She liked it. She doesn't get that it's a comedy. Perfect level of action for a 4 year old and dad can laugh at the camp sillyness and oogle Lee Merriweather--Meeooow!
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Re: Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

I am taking young kids. Just random ones I steal from the local mall.
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For me personally...all the Marvel Studio ones are free game. I wouldn't show my kid the Nolan Batman film till a certain age....whichever age that would be for me.
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Re: Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

I don't remember seeing any blood in the Avengers. Maybe a bloody nose?
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I don't remember seeing any blood in the Avengers. Maybe a bloody nose?
from the trailers and clips..I think some of them get some cuts on their heads and the whatnot.
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Re: Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

I'm considering taking my three year old. I'm definitely going by myself first to determine if its fine. Me personally, I think it depends on the kid.
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I am taking young kids. Just random ones I steal from the local mall.
Make sure you don't steal any babies. You want to make sure they can walk so you don't have to wear one of those embarrassing baby bjorns.
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Originally Posted by Dragon Tattoo View Post
Pretty funny how young kids can't even see superhero movies anymore.
The majority of comic books themselves aren't appropriate for young kids anymore either. An issue of Catwoman last year showed Batman and Catwoman having pretty graphic sex.
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Make sure you don't steal any babies. You want to make sure they can walk so you don't have to wear one of those embarrassing baby bjorns.
I'm not an asshole. I don't take babies to movies. What kind of person does that?!
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I don't remember seeing any blood in the Avengers. Maybe a bloody nose?
No, there is.

I think the issue is that those movies were made for us when we were kids...and now they're still made for us as adults.

Though Star Wars has some fairly intense moments. Anyway, I might take my 8-year-old to this but not my 6-year-old.
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Re: Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

They see the same stuff in the comics, but people don't think they should see the movie ? Odd.
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Re: Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

I took my 4 year old son and 11 year old daughter to Starship Troopers. They liked it, we even got the action figures. This is just a damn comic book. They'll be fine.
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Me personally, I think it depends on the kid.


Totally depends on the kid. I've been taking my son to action films since he was 3 (when I discovered he could sit quietly and enthralled throughout 2+ hour film). He's 9 now and the last movie we saw was Act of Valor (which we both loved). Avengers should be quite tame in comparison.
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They see the same stuff in the comics, but people don't think they should see the movie ? Odd.
it's cuz comics are for kids and their parents don't read the comics. They just know it's for kids.
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Re: Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

You could check out "MovieMom", she writes reviews specifically from the viewpoint of a parent. Here's her Avengers review.

http://blog.beliefnet.com/moviemom/2...-avengers.html
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Re: Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

ok so...i'm going to sound like an asshole, and I can easily live w/ that, but..these parent reviews.

Family discussion: Why was it so hard for the Avengers to learn to work together? What was the most important thing they had in common?
I can't help but laugh at this. Really? REALLY?
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Re: Anyone taking Young Kids to Avengers?

If my kids were old enough to sit thru a movie at the theater (My twins are 3, and I don't think they're quite there yet), and interested, I would absolutely take them.

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