Summertime seems to be "superhero movie'"time at the box office, and while kids are constantly nagging their parents to take them to see the latest blockbuster, the question of age appropriateness is always an issue.
From Deadpool to The Avengers to Ant-Man and The Wasp to the latest release, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies, it's been a superhero packed summer at the box office. With many of the live action superhero movies, parents are aware that they're not suitable for young children, but with the animated Teen Titans Go! To The Movies now in theaters, many are wondering if this latest animated offering is OK for their younger kids.
Teen Titans Go! To The Movies is a big screen adaptation of the popular television series Teen Titans Go! The show follows five young superhero teens who live together in Jump City and parody all that we know about typical superheroes. In the movie, the 5 misfits, led by Robin, of Batman and Robin fame, are determined to get their own superhero movie made about them.
The movie is receiving rave reviews, with a score of 90% on Rotten Tomatoes, which describes it as "a fresh, gleefully clever, kid-appropriately crass and tongue-in-cheek play on the superhero genre," but at what age is it kid appropriate?
While every parent knows their child best, and what they can watch and understand, the movie is rated PG. Common Sense Media even suggests that the age of 7 is a good minimum age to bring your child to see Teen Titans Go! To The Movies.
The movie gets a rating of 4 out of 5 for positive messages and 3 out of 5 for positive role models and representation but also a 3 out of 5 for violence and scariness and language.
From all reviews the movie is funny and clever and both kids and parents will appreciate the potty humor, but kids under five are probably a bit too young to see it.
Still, if you're on the fence about whether this movie is appropriate for your child, it may be worth sitting through an advance showing yourself so you can make an completely informed decision. After all, no one knows your child better than you do and what they can understand.
Movies are an expensive but fun form of entertainment for the entire family, so you want to ensure your money is well spent.