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What Parents Need to Know Before Taking Their Kids to See Thor Love and Thunder

Wondering if Thor Love and Thunder is Scary for kids? This spoiler-free Thor Love and Thunder parent review will help you decide if it’s ok for your family. 

Marvel Phase 4 has been a little hit and miss, not just in terms of quality, but on family friendliness. I took a risk and brought my 9-year-old Marvel loving son to watch Thor Love and Thunder with me. I had heard from my sister (and apparently this is also in the trailer, but I don’t really watch those anymore), that there was a nude scene. But we went for it and I crossed my fingers it wouldn’t be as scary or gory as Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness. 

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A Spoiler-Free Parent Review of Thor Love and Thunder

Thor Love and Thunder is a fun sequel in the Thor arc of the Marvel Cinematic Universe but it just doesn’t come close to touching Ragnarok. There are some good chilling moments that had us cheering and smiling from ear to ear. Most of the movie is very fun, but not great. The final act has one of my favorite scenes in any Marvel movie and will be a big part of me going back, (Well, that, and a very spicy scene with Thor, which we’ll get to in a moment), but isn’t quite enough to make it a 4 star movie (I give it 3.5 stars). 

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Jane’s story arc and their story feels a little forced and lacks chemistry and as though we were going backwards. We’ve had several movies since The Dark World, and though it’s nice to see how Thor is adjusting to his place in the universe after losing his world and brother (and nearly everyone else in his life). 

Is Thor Love and Thunder Scary for Kids?

Is Thor Love and Thunder scary for kids
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Parents might be wondering if Thor Love and Thunder is scary for kids. There are some scenes that might be scary for some kids. Including scenes where kids are captured and other dangers with kids. There are big shadow monster-type creatures but the movie doesn’t put much focus on them. Profanity in the movie is on par with other Marvel films, although this one has a couple of scenes where the use of “sh*tty” seems pretty excessive. The movie also has a brief nude scene where Thor’s clothes are ripped off and you can see, well, everything from behind, in a non-sexual nature.

But enough of my thoughts, here’s what Ty, my 9-year-old son had to say. 

Thor Love and Thunder Kids Review

Thor Love and Thunder Review

What did you think of the movie?

T: I like it a lot. 

Why? 

T: Because I like that Thor doesn’t die. 

What was the funniest part to you? 

T: I don’t know. 

Would you recommend it to your friends? 

T: Well, I bet it would be too weird. 

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What lesson did you learn? What message was the movie trying to get across?

T: I don’t know. Maybe not kill anybody.

Who was your favorite character?

T: Thor. The one with Stormbreaker. 

Who would you recommend this movie to? 

T: Jayda. And older kids. 

Do you think it’s for older kids? 

T: Yes, because if little kids see Thor naked they’ll just laugh and that’s bad. 

Is Thor 4 scary for kids?

Did you think it was scary?

T: No. Oh some parts Jayda would be scared of. Some kids might be scare of the night. But I wasn’t scared of anything. 

Would you want to watch it again? 

T: Yes. 

How would you rank it compared to other Thor movies?

T: It’s my favorite. 

Q: What was your favorite part? 

T: When Thor fights the bad guy. 

Thor Love and Thunder safe for kids review

How many stars would you give it?

T: 3 and a half or 4 stars. 

Is it worth going to the movies to see/picking it for movie night/paying $30?

T: I think for young kids, it’s best to watch at home because at movie theaters it’s dark and that makes it scarier, and it’s loud. But you can turn it down at your home. 

Of all the Thor movies, this is my second favorite. The absence of Loki was greatly felt and though there are some good laughs it didn’t have me rolling as much as some of the other movies, notably Thor Ragnarok, which is still my favorite. 

Thor Love and Thunder rolls into theaters everywhere July 8th. Are you planning to see it? Let us know what you think! 

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What Parents Need to Know Before Taking Their Kids to See Thor Love and Thunder

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