Marvel Eternals Parent Guide. What do parents need to know before watching this Marvel scale epic new superhero story? Is Eternals appropriate for children? We share our thoughts so you know before you go when this new superhéroe origins story hits theaters on November 5th
Marvel Eternals Parent Guide
Is this new action packed Marvel movie safe for kids? Eternals is a new Marvel style. So, as we discover the new mythology and characters, we now get to see a new side of Marvel. This, means that even though your children might be avid Marvel viewers, you might want to consider a few things about this PG 13 rated film to decide if Eternals is Kid-friendly for your crew:
Action – Violence
This group, as the Avengers all have their own power strength. And, are shown defending humans from ugly mean creatures. There are fights, hand to hand combat that cause big destruction, knives and death. Furthermore, genocide is referred to in scenes of the Spanish conquering the Americas. There is an creature that eats a parent in front of a child. Super weapons and guns are also in the movie. The aftermath of the Hiroshima bomb is shown.
Minor language to what we are used to in a Marvel movie. Plus a middle finger is flipped
The earth’s existence is threatened. That in itself can be tense. But the movie is not as intense as other Marvel films.
Love interest are present. There is one of a younger looking character in love with an older one. Kissing and naked shoulders implying sex are seen. So it’s a full screen centered gay kiss.
Drinking and a drink character in the post credit scenes appears.
While the characters are alien, they are a great mix of Asian,Latino, deaf, gay, Black and White. I love this list!!
Eternals Overall Parent Guide
It is a movie of firsts for Marvel : The first openly gay superhero is featured alongside the first deaf superhero along with the first on screen love scene for Marvel. The ugly creatures called Deviants can be very scary for younger viewers.
Sacrifice, goal-centered actions, loyalty, teamwork, and unconditional love are all topics addressed. Definitively this movie gives us a lot to ponder. Therefore, plenty of conversation opportunities arise from the film.
Overall there is not much gore in Eternals
This is not your regular Endgame or Black Widow epic kind of feel. As a matter of fact the movie is long and since our regular heroes are not involved the kids might not be as invested. The tone and thematic is very different and then there is that sex scene. So, I believe young Marvel fans 10 and up will enjoy best this new MCU installment
About Marvel’s Eternals
Marvel Studios’ Eternals features an exciting new team of Super Heroes in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, ancient aliens who have been living on Earth in secret for thousands of years. Following the events of Avengers: Endgame, an unexpected tragedy forces them out of the shadows to reunite against mankind’s most ancient enemy, the Deviants.