Ant-Man parents guide


Never judge a hero by his size.

Overall B+

Another Marvel character gets the big screen treatment -- a super hero whose strength increases as his size decreases. Paul Rudd stars as the Ant-Man, and Michael Douglas plays the scientific brains behind the amazing shrinking technology.

Violence C
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C+
Substance Use B

Why is Ant-Man rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Ant-Man PG-13 for sci-fi action violence.

Run Time: 117 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

Please read our content details for this movie to help determine if it is suitable. We also encourage you to check our full review.

Why is Ant-Man rated PG-13? Ant-Man is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for sci-fi action violence.

Violence: C Characters frequently fistfight and punch one another – bloody injuries occasionally result. A character serves prison time for a “Robin Hood” type crime, and is later talked into stealing again for personal gain and for ultraistic motives. Break-and-enters, car theft, and other robberies are depicted. A character escapes from jail. A futuristic weapon is created, promoted and put up for sale to the highest bidder. Humans and animals are killed by a gun that reduces their bodies to a blob of goo. Characters are in constant peril, especially when they shrink to a miniature size. Ants bite, swarm and crawl on people, causing minor injury and major property damage. Characters die in heroic ways. Weapons use, gun threats and explosions are depicted. A child’s safety is threatened.

Sexual Content: B+ Prostitutes are briefly shown. A man is seen (from the back) using a urinal. Breast fondling is mentioned. A couple is caught kissing.

Language: C+ Mild and moderate profanities are used. A couple terms of deity are used as expletives. A sexual slang term is used.

Alcohol / Drug Use: B Social drinking is shown. A sleeping pill is given to some unsuspecting characters.

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Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia PG Violence.
Alberta PG Violence, Frightening Scenes, Not Recommended For Young Children.
Manitoba PG Violence, Coarse Language May Offend.
Ontario PG Language May Offend, Some Scary Scenes.
Quebec G Not Recommended for Young Children.
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

News About "Ant-Man"

Cast and Crew

Ant-Man is directed by Peyton Reed and stars Rudd, Evangeline Lilly, Corey Stoll, Bobby Cannavale, Michael Peña and Michael Douglas.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Ant-Man movie is December 8, 2015. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Ant-Man
Release Date: 8 December 2015
Ant-Man releases to home video (DVD or Blu-ray or Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital Copy) with the following extras:
- Audio Commentary with Peyton Reed and Paul Rudd
- Making Of An Ant-Sized Heist: Set your watch and count down the action in this behind-the-scenes look at how to pull off a heist movie, including Scott Lang’s heist “family,” Ant-Man’s costume, plus amazing stunts and effects.
- Let’s Go To The Macroverse: Shrink down to size in this fascinating look at creating the world from Ant-Man’s perspective, from macro photography through the subatomic.
- WHIH NewsFront: A collection of content, including a glimpse at the future of Pym Technologies with Darren Cross, anchor Christine Everhart’s interview with soon-to-be-released prisoner Scott Lang on his notorious VistaCorp heist, and more.
- Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
- Gag Reel

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Other Avengers have had their tales turned into movies. See Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, and The Incredible Hulk. Younger children may also enjoy the antics that occur in Honey I Shrunk the Kids and the wisdom about picking on something your own size in The Ant Bully.

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