Moon Knight is the latest Marvel comic to grace Disney+. It’s weird, cool, and a bit bizarre, but is Moon Knight ok for kids? This parents’ guide will help you decide if Moon Knight is too scary for kids.
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About Moon Knight
When Steven Grant, a mild-mannered gift-shop employee, becomes plagued with blackouts and memories of another life, he discovers he has dissociative identity disorder and shares a body with mercenary Marc Spector.
As Steven/Marc’s enemies converge upon them, they must navigate their complex identities while thrust into a deadly mystery among the powerful gods of Egypt.
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Read the most chaotic quotes from Moon Knight here.
Is Moon Knight Too Scary For Kids? Parents Guide and Review
Disney+ created excellent Marvel shows this past year.
WandaVision, Falcon and the Winter Soldier, and Loki have made Marvel comic fans rejoice. You can now also watch the former Netflix Marvel shows Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage, Iron Fist, Defenders, Punishers, and ABC’s Agents of Shield.
For the record, the Netflix Marvel shows are generally not ok for kids under the age of 14. Agents of Shield which aired on ABC network TV is more kid-friendly and safe for kids.
All this to say: Disney+ is the streaming service to subscribe to if you and your family are Marvel fans.
Up next: Moon Knight starring Oscar Isaac and Ethan Hawke.
For parents not familiar with the comics, you should know that this is the first legit horror series from Marvel Studios.
That’s probably leaving you with questions: Is Moon Knight too scary for kids?
In this parents guide and review, we’re breaking down the language, sex/nudity, gore, and violence that happens in the movie to help you determine if watching Moon Knight is safe for kids in your home.
Please note: this parent’s guide for Moon Knight is based on the first four episodes only.
Language: Moon Knight Parents Guide
Moon Knight has quite a bit of language throughout the series.
There have not been any F-bombs, but in one instance a character says “chill the eff out.”
There have been swears used frequently throughout the episodes such as:
You’ll also hear things like ‘shut up’ and many uses of ‘OMG’ and ‘My G-d’.
In addition, there are quite a few British slang words, insults, and swears used as well:
Parents should be aware the frequency of swearing is higher than in most of the Disney+ Marvel shows to date.
Is Moon Knight Ok For Kids? Sex and Nudity
Moon Knight has no sex in the first 4 episodes.
There is a brief kiss between characters, however.
Steven/Marc (Isaac) is shown without a shirt on twice and one time he is shirtless and only in his underwear. Neither incidents are sexual in nature.
Violence and Gore In Moon Knight: Is It Too Scary For Kids?
As mentioned before, this is, in essence, a horror series.
Mystical creatures & gods make up Moon Knight’s action-adventure storyline. Think Indiana Jones— but with more “opening the Ark” scenes.
There are guns, knives, fistfights, and deaths throughout the series.
People die on screen, some in bloody ways. Some fall from great heights.
Characters are put into perilous situations where they see or experience mildly gory circumstances.
It’s pretty brutal from a violence standpoint.
How Scary Is Moon Knight?
This one is dark, creepy, and weird.
Two mystical creatures featured prominently are things nightmares are made of.
There are also a fair amount of jump scares.
If your child isn’t up for watching some of the movies on the scary (but not-too-scary) movies for teens and tweens list, then you may want to screen Moon Knight before allowing them to watch with you.
Moon Knight Age Rating
What is the age rating for Moon Knight?
The series is rated TV-14, which is the same rating given to the other Marvel Disney+ shows. But this one has a higher horror and language element in it.
For that reason, we feel sticking to 14 and up is an appropriate age rating for Moon Knight.
Teens should be ok to watch Moon Knight for the most part, as long as they like to get a little scared.
Mature Topics and Trigger Warnings
Parents also need to be aware of possible trigger warnings: Moon Knight revolves around some mature topics in regards to mental health.
The main character of Steven/Marc is experiencing a mental health crisis throughout the story. He’s seen talking to himself, talking to a reflection, seeing things that other people cannot see, and ultimately he is treated by a doctor in a facility.
If any of these issues hit too close to home or could be triggering to your child, consider screening Moon Knight first.
Can kids under the age of 10 watch Moon Knight?
We’d advise that pre-teens and kids under 10 watch Moon Knight only after their parent screens the series.
Some kids can handle weird and some parents don’t have issues with language. But to keep the young ones from the nightmares that could come, check it out yourself first.
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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.