Your kids are asking if they can see this one. It’s Marvel, the MCU, and the continuation of the Black Panther story. The star power is there! But can they? What is the true age rating of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever? Can your kids watch this one? We’re covering the 7 big things parents need to know about the age rating for Wakanda Forever in this parents guide.
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About Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
In Marvel Studios’ “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” Queen Ramonda (Angela Bassett), Shuri (Letitia Wright), M’Baku (Winston Duke), Okoye (Danai Gurira) and the Dora Milaje (including Florence Kasumba) fight to protect their nation from intervening world powers in the wake of King T’Challa’s death.
As the Wakandans strive to embrace their next chapter, the heroes must band together with the help of War Dog Nakia (Lupita Nyong’o) and Everett Ross (Martin Freeman) and forge a new path for the kingdom of Wakanda.
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Age Rating of Wakanda Forever: Parents Guide (7 Big Things)
We know how much kids love the MCU! And who can blame them?
Black Panther is about as big as it gets when talking about Superheroes, too. But does that mean Wakanda Forever is kid-friendly?
Can your kids watch this one? What is the age rating of Wakanda Forever?
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 Wakanda Forever age rating and age-appropriate recommendations.
There’s a bit of language in this one when it comes to quantity, but not too bad in the quality of swears.
Your kid will hear:
- oh my g-d
- p!ss off
There are no F-bombs in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever ensuring that from a language standpoint it’s fairly kid-friendly.
Age Rating of Black Panther Wakanda Forever: Is It Safe For Teens When It Comes To Sex, Romance, and Nudity?
There are no concerning scenes when it comes to sex and romance in Wakanda Forever. It’s super PG when it comes to romance on screen.
There is a sexual joke made, but likely will be missed by most young kids.
There is no sexual nudity in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever, but there is a naked baby after a birth scene.
That scene may be something to prepare the kids for if you haven’t had the talk about where babies come from as it’s slightly graphic (not terribly, but an uninformed child may have a lot of questions).
Violence and Gore: Is Wakanda Forever Too Scary For Kids Under 8?
Wakanda Forever is a pretty violent movie, relying on intense action sequences to move the plot along.
If your kids have seen other Marvel movies, they are likely ok with the violence in Black Panther 2.
Is Wakanda Forever scary?
There are a few mild jump scares that could bother sensitive kids and the violence is similar to the first Black Panther movie.
Stabbings, killings, drownings, shootings, wars between nations/governments, fires, police chases, hand-to-hand combat, spears, and guns all play out on screen.
There’s not too much gore, but there is a little blood shown throughout the fight scenes. There are also people who are apparently hypnotized and throw themselves into the sea under a spell.
This could be disturbing for young kids.
It’s intense at times from an action scale, but, hey, it’s Marvel! So you probably expected that.
Is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Ok For Kids: Mature Topics
This is where your kids may or may not be ready for Wakanda Forever, even if they are really big Marvel fans.
Black Panther 2 has a ton of action, but also a lot of dialogue that centers around mature topics like grief and loss, vengeance and revenge.
Is Wakanda Forever kid-friendly? On this scale, your mileage may vary greatly depending on personal experiences.
Death is a central plot point and is discussed at length; if your child (or you!) were emotionally affected by the loss of Black Panther star Chadwick Boseman, you’re going to feel some emotions in this movie.
A lot of emotions. Bring tissues.
Wakanda Forever Age Rating: What Ages Can Really Watch This One?
Black Panther: Wakanda Forever is rated PG-13 for strong violence, intense action, and language.
Is it really different from other MCU movies? What ages can watch Black Panther 2?
As always, you know your kids best.
Parents Guide: Is Black Panther: Wakanda Forever Appropriate For Kids Under 8?
We think kids who have seen the previous Marvel movies (and handled them without any major concern) are going to be ok with Wakanda Forever.
However, if they are experiencing grief and loss or are sensitive to violent extreme actions, please note the issues above and take that to heart before bringing younger kids to the theater.
Wakanda Forever is appropriate for most kids 8 and up, with some as young as 6 being able to handle the movie.
Before buying tickets consider this: Black Panther Wakanda Forever is 2 hours and 40 minutes long- which does not make this a kid-friendly movie for kid-size bladders and wiggles.
Knowing when you can go, run and pee during Wakanda Forever may help.
If your kiddo has a hard time sitting still for that long, consider pre-screening it or waiting for it to arrive on Disney+ where the pause button is your friend.
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Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.