Is Loki too Scary for Kids? A Review of the New Disney+ Show
I don’t know about you but we have been excited with each new release of the Marvel shows on Disney+. We started behind and didn’t watch WandaVision in real time, but then I wound up being thankful we got to binge them. My kids loved watching that with me, as well as Falcon and the Winter Soldier. But what about Loki? Is Loki too scary for kids? Or is it even appropriate for younger ages? We sat down to watch the first two episodes and this spoiler-free review is going to help you decide for yourself.
First off, let me just jump right in and let you know I do these reviews with my kids all of the time. Many of our movie reviews have a long Q&A with them. My big kids are 10 and 8. Both love Marvel. Both enjoyed WandaVision. My son loved the action and my daughter loved the drama. Neither were into the first two episodes of Loki.
They both watched it with me and tried to keep up. They were excited to hear Lightning McQueen’s voice, but they weren’t really into the plot. Was it too scary for them? Some parts I might have thought would be, but they are telling me being scared wasn’t the issue. The issue was it being too long and confusing.
Now that that’s out of the way I’ll tell you that I loved the show. Loki is one of my favorite characters in the Marvel Universe and of all the shows coming to Disney+ this was the one I was most looking forward to. The first two episodes didn’t disappoint. I loved the diversity in the cast, and though the plot is a little tricky to follow (as are most movies involving time travel when you really try to wrap your brain around them).
For the casual but enthusiastic Marvel fans out there (I consider myself in this category. I’ve seen all the movies a few times each but I’m not into the comics or going to the conventions or anything) Loki is one to add to your watchlist. My husband is less than a casual watcher. He hasn’t even seen all of End Game. Even though there is a quick recap at the start, he will probably still be confused.
For the little ones who love Marvel. I suspect this show won’t be a favorite, unless Loki is already a favorite character of theirs. The show itself is a bit darker than WandaVision and Falcon and Winter Soldier, but the themes are more sci-fi based than the other more reality-based shows.
My kids each give it a thumbs down but I give it two thumbs up so far. I guess we break even. I plan to tune in on June 9th and here on out for the episodes, but I may be watching it alone.
Do you plan to watch Loki on Disney+? If so, who are you watching with?
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This is a super helpful review. I’m a giant scardy cat and don’t like scary things at all… but 2 kids say it isn’t scary and mom agrees, I can probably handle it! (Also, thank you for the no spoilers. I was super worried to even Google this because I dont want spoilers.)
Oh I’m so glad you found this helpful! I can’t stand spoilers!!! But I also sometimes just want to know if I’m going to be able to handle a movie or show. I hope you enjoy it and let us know what you think!