Is The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Kid-Friendly? My younger Marvel fans are super excited for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier. So, this parent guide and series review should help you decide if it is age appropriate for your kids. Or, answer if The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is safe for children.
Is The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Kid Friendly ? A Parental Guide
To answer the question, Is The Falcon and The Winter Soldier Kid-Friendly? First, know that The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is rated TV 14 for violence and language. I can tell you already it is a hard TV 14 rating. Here are other points parents should consider before watching this new Marvel series with children.
The new series is packed with it! The scenes are fantastic and they explode right from the very start. It really feels like watching a movie and not a TV program.
Explosions, guns, killings, attacks, it is all in the first episode for sure. At the creators and talent interview, we heard all about this series showing us the best Marvel hand to hand combat ever
There is language usage. Not to the level of Nick Fury, but you will hear words that most likely you have told the kids not to say.
The actions leads to some intense moments. So do the more personal moments. If you have vested Marvel kids you should look out for those moments.
Flashbacks and mental health. Families struggling, mourning and consequences for our actions are referenced to and might be hard for children. Some characters drink alcohol.
If your kids have watched Marvel movies they are used to the explosions and fight scenes. Nevertheless, I feel there is a bit more violence here. Maybe because we are not watching on the big screen? Perhaps, it is due to the fact that we just watched WandaVision and it was not as charged with fights and such. Also, the mental issues might be either confusing or scary for kids. If you have sensitive children, or they are not used to the MCU way, I would head the TV 14 rating. Bottom line The Falcon and The Winter Soldier is not kid friendly.
The Falcon and The Winter Soldier First Episode Review
This first episode has everything my Marvel heart has been craving and more. More, because we are in route to explore more of who these heroes are. And, they are set up to deal with their PTSD. Plus we are at post Endgame times. So, no more IronMan. We are off to see if The Falcon and Bucky are up to the test and filling some superheroes voids because, well….Thanos. The episode is fantastic and the perfect combination of action and character development.
I love that Bucky is getting therapy. Way to address mental health Marvel! And, Sam is trying to either get his life back together or up and running again, it feels like. We are looking at a bit more dark themes, it seems. The one liners and the banter is up there. Plus, we get the humor we love to break things up for us.
Preparing for The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Those that are casual Marvel fans should totally watch Captain Marvel: Civil War. Additionally, I would suggest some Black Panther history. Honestly. I doubt there is anyone who did not watch Infinity War or Endgame, but those are good additions to prepare for this new Marvel series.
Will It Go A different Route?
Yes, I couldn’t be more excited to see Anthony Mackie and Sebastian Stan reprise their roles. I loved the first episode and I can’t wait to see more. Let’s see if all this holds throughout the 6 episodes we have to watch on Disney + starting 3/19! So ready for Marvel twists and turns!!!
About The Falcon and The Winter Soldier
Marvel Studios’ “The Falcon and The Winter Soldier” stars Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson aka The Falcon, and Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes aka The Winter Soldier. The pair, who came together in the final moments of “Avengers: Endgame,” team up on a global adventure that tests their abilities—and their patience. Directed by Kari Skogland with Malcolm Spellman serving as head writer, the series also stars Daniel Brühl as Zemo, WandaVision, and Wyatt Russell as John Walker.