: 13+ Why Buy?
Quick-witted and nuanced, "The Avengers" takes the best of the comic book genre -- iconic heroes flexing their recognizable muscles fighting for truth and justice -- and dishes it out in a fanboy-pleasing, edge-of-your seat way. What Parents Should Know:
Parents need to know that "The Avengers" is a highly anticipated superhero adventure in which many of Marvel's major superheroes -- including Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.), Captain America (Chris Evans), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), and Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) -- come together to battle an otherworldly enemy in a war to the end. From the first scene on, there's virtually nonstop comic book mayhem, including advanced weapons, epic-scale battle scenes, and thousands of casualties. Some of the fights are deeply personal as relatives face off, and some people do die, including characters the audience will care about. The heroes sometimes discuss their motivations for fighting crime, and the discussions can be intense, though it also leads to a good deal of camaraderie and cooperation. Expect some swearing, plenty of snarky quips from Iron Man, an off-hand joke about adoption that could upset some families, and intense 3-D action. —Common Sense Media
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