What parents should know about 'Ant-Man'

(Disney/Marvel)



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THE UNSEEN WORLD — Marvel's "Ant-Man" is a bit of a departure from its earlier superhero fare. Sure, there is fighting, talk of Avengers and Hydra, but "Ant-Man" would be better categorized as a heist flick than a superhero film.

The movie is a lot of fun and will have you laughing, but that's not what I'm here to talk about. Travis Poppleton already covered that for you in his great review, which you can actually find right here. We're helpful like that.

The reason I'm here is to give parents some info on what they should know before heading to the theater to get a load of "Ant-Man" with their families.

Violence

Like other Marvel fare, there are the typical fighting scenes in "Ant-Man." However, this is likely one of the tamer entries. While "Captain America: The Winter Soldier" seemed more like a Sylvester Stallone movie than a Marvel adventure at times with all the bodies dropping, "Ant-Man" is low on death and destruction and much higher on comedy and cleverness.

The PG-13 rating is fair, given the violence. Nothing too heavy, but let's not pretend like it doesn't exist.

Sexiness

Marvel is usually pretty tame in this area, unless you're Tony Stark, that is. "Ant-Man" runs about the same line as the other Marvel flicks: some women in tight clothing and the mandatory shot of the buff-hero-with-his-shirt-off.

Other than that, there's really not much to worry about by way of sexiness. Truth be told, what you visually see is more along the lines of a PG movie, but the dialog is a different story.

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Language

I wrote in my "Guardians of the Galaxy" review last year that it was the most "adult" Marvel movie to date when it came to language and subject matter. "Ant-Man" is running a close second.

"Ant-Man" never drops the most famous four-letter word, but it does have several other choice ones peppered throughout the film. While the language is not completely abrasive or all at once, it is there.

While the "sexiness" isn't high, there is some talk about sex. I decided to put that information in the "language" section because it's all-verbal.

"Ant-Man" is a really funny film and a lot of the language is played for comedic effect. It deserves its PG-13 rating, but I wouldn't call it borderline: It is tamer than some PG-13 flicks and harder than others.

All-in-All

At the end of the day, "Ant-Man" is on par with its counterparts and if you have no issue with your kids seeing "Avengers: Age of Ultron" or "Guardians of the Galaxy," then you should be OK with this one.

If you thought those flicks were a bit much for your little ones, then you may want to wait before seeing this film.

"Ant-Man" is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.


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About the Author: John Clyde ----------------------------

John has been writing about movies, news, sports and pretty much anything awesome for more than five years. John is the co-host of the Flix Junkies podcast and will always entertain you with his stories.

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