Marvel’s The Avengers parents guide

Marvel’s The Avengers

Overall B-

When a foe of immense power (Tom Hiddleston) threatens mankind, Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) from the international peace keeping agency S.H.I.E.L.D. calls for help from Earth's biggest and best. Among his team of Avengers are Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr), Captain America (Chris Evans) and Thor (Chris Hemsworth).

Release date May 4, 2012

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

Why is Marvel’s The Avengers rated PG-13? The MPAA rated Marvel’s The Avengers PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference.

Run Time: 143 minutes

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Marvel’s The Avengers
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 Marvel’s The Avengers rated PG-13? Marvel’s The Avengers is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference.

Violence: The film contains frequent building and vehicle explosions, weapon use and the killing of alien invaders. Thugs threaten a woman while interrogating her. Characters are frequently beaten, slashed, stabbed, shot, electrocuted, impaled and vaporized. Some are put under the control of another person. Numerous dead bodies are seen. Massive property damage occurs. A man is hung several stories above ground by his ankles. Armed agents surround a man’s home. A man shoots others with arrows. A character attacks a man with a device that initially appears to be ripping out his eyeball (it only makes a digital copy of the retina). Bloody and sometimes fatal injuries are shown. Blood splattered playing cards are shown. Planes crash. A man is stabbed in the side with a sharp object. A nuclear missile is fired on a large city. A man is repeatedly bashed into the floor like a rag doll. The Hulk punches an ally for no apparent reason.

Sexual Content: The Hulk is naked after turning back into Bruce Banner - no explicit nudity is seen. Some female characters wear formfitting uniforms. Brief veiled sexual innuendo is included. A couple kisses.

Language: The script contains infrequent mild profanities and terms of Deity.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Social drinking is depicted along with an illegal drug reference.

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

News About "Marvel’s The Avengers"

Cast and Crew

Marvel’s The Avengers is directed by Joss Whedon and stars Robert Downey Jr., Chris Evans, Scarlett Johansson, Jeremy Renner, Chris Hemsworth.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Marvel’s The Avengers movie is September 25, 2012. Here are some details…

Home Video Notes: Marvel’s The Avengers

Release Date: 25 September 2012

Marvel’s The Avengers releases to home video in Blu-ray/DVD Combo Pack or 3D (Blu-ray 3D/Blu-ray/DVD/Digital). Both versions include:

- Audio Commentary by Director Joss Whedon

- Disney’s Second Screen

- Assembling the Ultimate Team

- A Visual Journey

- Gag Reel

- Item 47 (Marvel One-Shot Short Film)

- 9 Deleted/Extended Scenes

- Soundgarden’s Live to Rise Music Video

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Based on superheroes from Marvel Comics, this movie features characters that had their tales told in other films, including Iron Man, Captain America, Thor, The Hulk (who has been played by Edward Norton in 2008, Eric Bana in 2003 and Lou Ferrigno in the TV series).

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