Promise there’s NO SPOILERS here, but I’ve got my reaction to the movie and lots more! Is Avengers Infinity War Kid Friendly? Read on to find out and check out our No Spoilers Avengers Infinity War Cheat Sheet along with 5 Tips to prepare you before you hit the theater! This movie was 10 years in the making as all 18 Marvel movies have basically led the Marvel Cinematic Universe to this point so this is one very special production!
I was lucky enough to watch the Avengers Infinity War in Hollywood at the red carpet premiere and screen the movie for the very first time with the cast and crew. This movie is EPIC and definitely delivers!!!!! I loved reuniting with familiar old characters like IronMan and seeing my new favorites like SpiderMan and the Black Panther – along with Wakanda itself as a location- play major roles in this movie.
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR hits theaters this Friday, April 27th. Go see it ASAP so I can talk all about it with you!!!! I’m dying to discuss!
Avengers Infinity War Movie Review
It’s tough to share a review of this film without revealing major spoilers that will totally ruin your experience when you go to see it. What I can share is that I loved the movie. Expect action, emotions and even lots of comedy thanks to Spiderman and our Guardians of the Galaxy gang.
It’s non-stop action from start to finish and I was surprised that the entire 2 hrs and 36 minutes absolutely flew by given the length of this movie. Early on major major major stuff is happening and never stops happening so you’ll want to hold tight to your seat and definitely NOT take any bathroom breaks!
My reaction during the entire movie was like, “OMG did that really just happen??” I felt overwhelmed by it all as there is a TON to process. During the movie, there are several plot lines happening and the storyline goes back and forth between all of them. When it ends, I promise you’ll be mulling over it all for DAYS and have lots of unanswered questions.
The cast for Avengers Infinity War was HUGE and seeing everyone on the big screen together was wonderful. It felt like worlds colliding – which they sure did – as characters like Spiderman and Iron Man meet Dr. Strange on screen for the very first time. This creates a lot of comedy and it also felt like a reunion of sorts for me as a fan too! As our Avengers friends ultimately team up with our friends from Guardians of the Galaxy …. watching all this play out was fabulous fun!
The enormous cast all came on stage at the premiere together too. Seeing them all in real life along with acting together on the screen in one epic movie to save the universe and defeat Thanos was incredible!
When the movie ended I was just left feeling like WOW!!! Did all of that just happen? What’s going to happen next? Everyone leaving the theater with me — including the movie star cast — all seemed to share the same sentiment! CRAZY town and when it ends you’ll definitely be wanting more. Stay in the theater past those credits for a hint at where this story is ultimately going to end up going in Part 2 for the end game.
And until Part 2, we can all hit the theater in the coming year for Ant Man and the Wasp and Captain Marvel.
Avengers Infinity War Cheat Sheet & 5 Tips Before You See It
1. The movie is LONG at 2 hours and 36 minutes. So go to the bathroom first because you will Not want to miss anything! Be Ready for an Epic 2.5 hours! Action is non stop!
2. Stay until the End of the Credits. A major hint as to what is next is revealed with a final scene that plays out 10 minutes after the movie is finished and all the credits wrap.
3. Don’t expect total resolution at the end of this film. Remember, this is part 1 of 2 movies….. so there is lots more to come next Spring 2019 when Part 2 premieres. Until then, we’ve got Ant Man and the Wasp in Summer 2018 and Captain Marvel in March of 2019 to satisfy us Marvel fans with more stories!
4. Refresh you memory on everything Marvel. Ideally, you’ll have seen lots of the major Marvel movies leading up to Avengers: Infinity War. Think IronMan, Captain America, Avengers, Guardians of the Galaxy, Spiderman Homecoming and Black Panther since all of these characters will play big roles. You can check out our guide below for a bit of a cheat sheet on the plot of Avengers: Infinity War
5. Bring your Tissues…… Enough said!
Is Avengers Infinity War Kid Friendly?
Overall, I think this movie is kid friendly for ages 8-9+ assuming your children are familiar with the Marvel characters, storylines, movies, and can handle the predictable explosions, battles scenes and violence that is typical of the Marvel super hero block buster action films. I’ll definitely be taking my 10 and 12 year old children to see it! And if my kids were 8-9 and familiar with Marvel characters, I’d feel comfortable taking them. It’s always a personal choice too as each parent knows what their child can handle!
On an emotional level, big stuff happens in this movie, and there will be a body count so be prepared for the emotions that will come with this epic movie and the fate each character may face as they give it their all to save the universe!
Profanity, violence, and sexual content are always the big 3 triggers to think about when deciding which movies work for your children. So here’s the scoop on all of the above:
Profanity: Avengers Infinity War definitely has a few curse words scattered here and there, but I hardly noticed them in comparison to Guardians of the Galaxy where I felt there were basically non-essential curse words every other sentence just to include curse words! I was very pleased with the minimal profanity in Avengers: Infinity War. Yay!
Violence: Like the other Avengers films and the recent Black Panther, expect lots of shooting, explosions, and a body count. I felt like this violence definitely drives the PG-13 rating and would be the major consideration as far as if it’s an appropriate film for your child and why I recommend at least 8-9 plus for this movie. If you child can handle the typical blockbuster violence from other Marvel movies, the violence in Infinity War is comparable. The opening scene and the final battle scenes are the most violent but throughout the entire movie, it’s definitely Thanos vs. all of our favorite super heroes in their fight to save the world. So be prepared for all kinds of fight scenes and near death violent experiences for every character.
Sexual Content: Barely anything happens sexually in this film so this makes it very appropriate for a younger audience. There’s a few innuendos here and there plus a relatively innocent kiss with Gamora and Star-Lord but that is about it. Yay! Again another reason it’s an appropriate movie for a younger audience.
Marvel Characters in this Movie
Basically EVERYONE makes their appearance for this epic movie! It’s insane! And absolutely wonderful to see everyone on the big screen together!
Here’s the list. Crazy right? But also incredible to see all these favorite heroes come together in one epic movie!
- Robert Downey Jr., as Tony Stark/ Iron Man
- Chris Hemsworth as Thor
- Mark Ruffalo as Bruce Banner/The Hulk
- Chris Evans as Steve Rogers/Captain America
- Scarlett Johansson as Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow
- Don Cheadle as Colonel James Rhodes/War Machine
- Benedict Cumberbatch as Doctor Strange
- Tom Holland as Peter Parker/Spider-Man
- Chadwick Boseman as T’Challa/Black Panther
- Zoe Saldana as Gamora
- Karen Gillan as Nebula
- Tom Hiddleston as Loki
- Paul Bettany as Vision
- Elizabeth Olsen as Wanda Maximoff/Scarlet Witch
- Anthony Mackie as Sam Wilson/Falcon
- Sebastian Stan as Bucky Barnes/Winter Soldier
- Idris Elba as Heimdall
- Danai Gurira as Okoye
- Benedict Wong as Wong
- Pom Klementieff as Mantis
- Dave Bautista as Drax
- Vin Diesel as Groot
- Bradley Cooper as Rocket
- Gwyneth Paltrow as Pepper Potts
- Benicio Del Toro as The Collector
- Josh Brolin as Thanos
- Chris Pratt as Peter Quill/Star-Lord
Who is Thanos?
“In time, you will know what it’s like to lose. To feel so desperately that you’re right, yet to fail all the same. Dread it. Run from it. Destiny still arrives.” ―Thanos
Basically, Thanos is the most powerful villian of all time and is virtually indestructible. Yikes! Thanos was teased with brief appearances in Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy and in this movie he is the ultimate villain on a quest to secure all the infinity stones for his gauntlet glove so he can wield all the power in the universe to create mass destruction everywhere. As is so often the case with Marvel films, I surprisingly found myself FEELING for Thanos even though I was rooting hard for all of our favorite super hero characters. Trust me he is the ULTIMATE bad guy too. Marvel is able to create this connection between the audience and all of its’ characters – despite their flaws and imperfections – and in my opinion that’s what makes these movies so powerful.
Cheat Sheet to the Infinity Stones
There’s 6 infinity stones, and Thanos is on an intergalactic quest to secure all of them so he can wield his unimaginable powers and create mass destruction across the universe. These infinity stones have appeared in previous Marvel movies so it’s helpful to familiarize yourself with each stone, it’s power, and where you’ve seen it before – for instance the time stone is how Dr. Strange controls the flow of time!
THE INFINITY STONES PRIMER
Power: Used to control space and create advanced weaponry
Currently in possession: Asgard
REALITY STONE (Aether)
Power: Ability to warp reality at will, immense strength, durability, powers, and subjective influence over the universe
Currently in Possession: The Collector
POWER STONE (Orb)
Power: Increases physical abilities, allows manipulation of energy. Can obliterate an entire planet when unleashed.
Currently in Possession: Nova Corps
MIND STONE (from Loki’s scepter)
Power: Subjugate the minds of others, bending them to the will of the user. Increased intelligence.
Currently in Possession: Vision
TIME STONE (Eye of Agamotto) 
Power: Able to control the flow of time.
Currently in Possession: Doctor Strange
Currently in Possession: Unknown
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR Trailer
AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR hits theaters this Friday, April 27th
Note: Thanks to Disney and Marvel for paying my travel expenses to attend the Avengers Infinity War movie premiere. As always, all my thoughts and opinions are my own.