It feels like forever since we saw Thor board the Guardians of the Galaxy spaceship in Avengers: End Game. So we know you and your family are ready to find out just what the God of Thunder has been up to! But is Thor 4 safe for kids to watch? What is the age rating for Thor: Love and Thunder? This parents guide will help you decide if kids in your household can see Thor in theaters.
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About Thor Love and Thunder
The film finds Thor (Chris Hemsworth) on a journey unlike anything he’s ever faced – a quest for inner peace.
But his retirement is interrupted by a galactic killer known as Gorr the God Butcher (Christian Bale), who seeks the extinction of the gods.
To combat the threat, Thor enlists the help of King Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), Korg (Taika Waititi), and ex-girlfriend Jane Foster (Natalie Portman), who – to Thor’s surprise – inexplicably wields his magical hammer, Mjolnir, as the Mighty Thor.
Together, they embark upon a harrowing cosmic adventure to uncover the mystery of the God Butcher’s vengeance and stop him before it’s too late.
Watch the trailer here.
Get the electric quotes from Thor: Love and Thunder here.
What Is The Age Rating For Thor: Love And Thunder? Parents Guide
Thor is one of the most iconic MCU characters- so iconic, in fact, that he’s the first to get a 4th stand-alone movie.
Strongest Avenger? Maybe not.
Most bankable box office with Thor 4: definitely.
And kids are likely going to be drawn to this one thanks to the star power of the extremely likeable Chris Hemsworth in the lead role.
But is Thor 4 safe for kids? Is it age-appropriate for kids under the age of 8 to watch?
This parents guide for Thor: Love and Thunder will help you decide if your family can handle the gore, violence, language, sex, romance, and nudity. We’ll also give the Thor 4 age rating and age-appropriate recommendations.
Language In Thor: Love and Thunder
Thor has always been a bit feisty when it comes to language, and this movie is no different.
While it’s not the worst in the language department (we’re still voting Guardians of the Galaxy Vol 2), your kids will hear a variety of swears and negative words and insults.
Thor: Love and Thunder includes the following:
- oh my g-d
- p!ss off
- shut up
Age Rating For The Thor Love and Thunder: Is It Safe For Kids When It Comes To Sex, Romance, and Nudity?
If you’ve seen the trailers, you’ve seen Thor’s bare butt.
Pixelated in the trailer: confirmed NOT pixelated in the movie.
You will see a naked Thor, and the women who swoon (literally fall down at the sight of it).
There’s some romance and talk of love plus passionate kissing, but no other nudity or sex.
Is Thor Love And Thunder Ok For Kids: Mature Topics
Mom, what’s an orgy? – my 11-year-old
So there’s that. An orgy is mentioned a few times, along with some other sexually suggestive lines.
Your kids may want to know what the joke is- so be prepared for that as a possibility.
There’s also alcohol and drinking in Thor: Love and Thunder.
One issue that may factor in for your family: a character is shown dying from cancer. This could certainly cause some triggering feelings if your family has been through something recently, so proceed with caution.
Violence and Gore: Is Thor 4 Too Scary For Kids Under 8?
Marvel movies are action movies, so of course, there are going to be some terrifying scenes.
Is Thor: Love and Thunder too scary for kids?
It may very well be. There are some intense moments.
Kids are put in peril during this movie, and one actually dies in the opening scenes. A creepy shadow creature snatches children which could result in nightmare material for some.
There are a few jump scares and a villain puts kids in a cage. This villain, Gorr, also has a pretty scary face — and they give him some close-ups. Yeesh.
It could certainly be too much for a young child.
As far as violence is concerned, you’ll have fist fights as well as fights with weapons: swords, axes, knives, and of course, Thor’s hammer.
Thor Love and Thunder Age Rating: What Ages Can Really Watch This One?
Thor 4 is rated PG-13 for Intense Sci-Fi Violence, Action, Language, Partial Nudity, and Some Suggestive Material.
The tone for this one is pretty dark at times but infused with that Taika Waititi humor. More like Thor: Ragnarok than Thor: Dark World, but just barely.
Ages 13 and up are good to go with most Marvel-loving families.
Is Thor Love and Thunder Appropriate For Kids Under 8?
As always, you know your kids best!
If they have seen all the previous Marvel movies (except maybe skipping Multiverse of Madness) they will probably be fine with Thor: Love and Thunder.
We’d suggest sticking with ages 8 and up if they have been exposed to other Marvel films.
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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.