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Age Rating of Across The Spider-Verse: Parents Guide (7 Big Things!)

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Your kids might be asking if they can see this one. The star power is there! But can they? What is the true age rating of Across the Spider-Verse? Can your kids watch this one? We’re covering the 7 big things parents need to know about the age rating for Across the Spider-Verse in this parents guide.

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About Across the Spider-Verse

Miles Morales returns for the next chapter of the Oscar®-winning Spider-Verse saga, Spider-Man™: Across the Spider-Verse.

After reuniting with Gwen Stacy, Brooklyn’s full-time, friendly neighborhood Spider-Man is catapulted across the Multiverse, where he encounters the Spider Society, a team of Spider-People charged with protecting the Multiverse’s very existence.

But when the heroes clash on how to handle a new threat, Miles finds himself pitted against the other Spiders and must set out on his own to save those he loves most.

Anyone can wear the mask – it’s how you wear it that makes you a hero.

Watch the Across the Spider-Verse trailer here.

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Spider-Man (Shamiek Moore) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.

Age Rating of Across the Spider-Verse: Parents Guide (7 Big Things)

Can your kids watch this one? What is the age rating of Across the Spider-Verse?

This parent’s guide will help you decide if your family can handle the seven big issues with movies and shows: mature topics, gore, violence, language, sex, romance, and nudity. We’ll also give the Across the Spider-Verse age rating and age-appropriate recommendations.

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Spider-Man (Shameik Moore) and Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.

Photosensitivity warning: there are scenes with flashing lights that could be triggering for some kids.

Language

There’s mild language in Across the Spider-Verse.

Your kids will hear things like:

  • h@ll
  • unfinished @ss
  • stupid
  • dumb
  • shut up
  • OMG
  • dang
  • a joke about someone’s “holes” that isn’t exactly explicit but the audience laughed
  • butt
  • shoot
  • crap
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Age Rating of Across the Spider-Verse: Is It Safe For Teens When It Comes To Sex, Romance, and Nudity?

There is no sex or nudity in Across the Spider-Verse.

Two teens have some mild flirtation and share hugs with each other, but its very PG and tame.

That’s as close to any romance as you’ll get in this movie.

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Gwen Stacy (Hailee Steinfeld), Peter B. Parker (Jake Johnson) and his daughter Mayday in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations’ SPIDER-MAN™: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.

Violence and Gore: Is Across the Spider-Verse Too Scary For Kids Under 8?

There is a lot of cartoon violence and action.

The animation helps tone things down a bit, but there’s still a lot of things being thrown around, shot at each other, and exploding.

There are weapons used as well (spotted a cross bow for example).

It’s medium level in intensity. We think most kids can handle it around the age of 6 or up- and if you’ve seen the original Mile Morales Into the Spider-Verse movie, you’ll know what to expect.

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Jessica Drew (Issa Rae) and Miguel O’ Hara (Oscar Isaac) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animations’ SPIDER-MAN™: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.

Is Across the Spider-Verse Ok For Kids: Mature Topics

There are some intense topics covered.

The potential loss of family members is a big plot point.

There are multiple flashback scenes of people that are important to Spider-Man dying (yes, yes, we know- Uncle Ben is part of the origin story). While that shouldn’t be too concerning, just remember that it is something important to the Spider-Man storyline and is rehashed again in this movie.

Friendships and betrayals are also plot points in the movie.

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Spider-Gwen (Hailee Steinfeld) and Miles Morales as Spider-Man (Shameik Moore) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.

Across the Spider-Verse Age Rating: What Ages Can Really Watch This One?

Across the Spider-Verse is rated PG for thematic elements, some language, and animated action violence.

Parents Guide: Is Across the Spider-Verse Appropriate For Kids Under 8?

We think this is a solid PG movie and is suitable for most kids ages 6 and up with parental guidance.

Younger kids who have seen the original Spider-Verse would probably be ok as well since the ton and content are similar (little language, no sex or nudity, and cartoon-level violence).

One note: the movie is over 2 hours long (2 hours and 20 minutes). So keep that in mind if you have highly fidgety kids who can’t sit for too long through movies.

And knowing when you can make a bathroom break during Across The Spider-Verse is also a good plan!

Our vote is to take the whole family to this one- and enjoy the heck out of Miles and Gwen. There will be a part 2 coming, so this storyline is one that is going to continue.

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Miles Morales as Spider-Man (Shameik Moore) in Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Animation’s SPIDER-MAN: ACROSS THE SPIDER-VERSE.

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