I know, I know… a little late for an Aquaman review. But December had me all like WHOA. We won’t even talk about January. Ahem. But I finally got my superhero loving booty to the theaters to see what all the fuss over Jason Momoa and Aquaman was all about. Is Aquaman kid friendly? Is it any good? Here’s my Aquaman Parent movie review- you know the Blu-ray will be coming soon!
Aquaman Parent Movie Review
Full disclosure: I’m a full-fledged, card-carrying Marvel Mom.
I mean, I love superheroes but I definitely have a type. And that type can be found in this list of Marvel movies in order.
But I’m open to learning about the DC comic book heroes as well. I’ve tried, y’all, I’ve tried. The DC movies just weren’t doing it for me which is why I kept falling back to my beloved MCU.
Until Aquaman, anyway! I’m a believer- if this is the direction things keep going, I’ll be a DC fan all the way.
I went in as a skeptic and came out with a belly full of popcorn and a huge smile on my face. And I felt like I could answer the question “Is Aquaman kid friendly?” with a big ol’ yes!
This movie delivered a lot of laughs, great action, and just enough cheesy comic book lines to ensure it’s a good time for all.
And Aquaman is stunning, the CGI pretty good (and there’s a lot of it!) and I enjoyed all the actors in this one. I’ll confess that I can sometimes get twitchy when it comes to overacting in these superhero movies- but everyone hit the right notes for me here.
Aquaman Movie Reaction
Straight out of the theater and onto a vlog!
I was so happy that this movie wasn’t awful (sorry, DC fans, but there’s a bit of a track record of bad movies there!) that I couldn’t wait to get a reaction on video.
My Aquaman movie reaction is on YouTube (and I’d love a follow over there!).
Aquaman Parent Movie Review
My children are 16, 13, 12 and 7. Is Aquaman kid friendly? Here are my recommendations for each age based on my children?s maturity levels.
Teen/Tweens Should be good to go. Unless they are highly sensitive, children in this age range will be able to follow the story and enjoy it. There is fighting and violence because it?s an action movie. There’s no sex or nudity to speak of other than Jason Momoa’s shirtless scenes- of which there are quite a few.
8 to 10-years old Depends on the maturity level. If they have seen and understood the previous comic book action movies, these superhero lovers probably going to be fine.
If your child of this age is highly sensitive, you may want to avoid the movie or screen it ahead of time. There’s a lot of sharks swimming into your face- and if that’s a concern, definitely peep it before you take your peeps!
And I?d possibly avoid 3-D movies at this age, however. It can make the whole experience a bit more intense. This one would be incredible in 3-D Imax, but I don’t know that my kids would have liked it, especially the younger one.
7 and Under I say, ?proceed with caution? in this age range, especially if language is a concern in your household. There wasn’t a lot of it, but a few choice words and phrases were said that pinged my momma radar.
It is rated PG-13 due to violence and adult themes so a child who only watches Thomas the Tank Engine is probably not ready for this one.
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Patty Holliday is a movie critic, 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.