Spider-Man: No Way Home age rating: Is the Marvel movie suitable for kids?

Green Goblin from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME.
Green Goblin from Columbia Pictures' SPIDER-MAN: NO WAY HOME. /

Spider-Man: No Way Home has arrived at long last, but is the MCU movie suitable for family viewing?

It will be sometime before we see a movie captivate the world before its release quite like Spider-Man: No Way Home has. People of all ages discussed, theorized and eagerly anticipated the Jon Watts-directed film in the days, months and, indeed, years leading up to its release. And it has all led to this moment.

The third installment in the Marvel Cinematic Universe‘s Spider-Man trilogy, it takes place in the immediate aftermath of Spider-Man: Far From Home as Peter Parker attempts to cope with the reality that everybody now knows he is Spider-Man. But he is understandably overwhelmed by it all and what it’s doing to his loved ones, so he reaches out to Doctor Strange for help.

Unfortunately for the heroes, things get worse when the spell goes wrong and draws in threats from other worlds, leading to the arrival of villains from previous Spider-Man films, with Alfred Molina’s Doctor Octopus, Willem Dafoe’s Green Goblin, Jamie Foxx’s Electro, Rhys Ifans’ Lizard and Thomas Haden Church’s Sandman all making comebacks.

Before you see the multiversal showdown, you might want to know what the age rating is and whether it’s suitable for family viewing.

Is Spider-Man: No Way Home suitable for family viewing?

Spider-Man: No Way Home is rated PG-13. This isn’t particularly surprising as it’s the age rating that movies within the MCU usually receive.

Why is this one rated PG-13? Well according to Rotten Tomatoes, it is down to the film’s action sequences, some violence, brief suggestive comments, and some language. Does that mean it’s unsuitable for young kids? No, because, again, the MCU movies usually receive that age rating and they often contain all of those elements too.

There are some pretty intense action showdowns that do go a little further than previous films have, but it’s nothing we haven’t seen in the MCU before. At its heart, No Way Home remains an inherently MCU movie, so don’t be expecting anything too boundary-pushing.

That said, parents know their kids best, so it’s up to you to decide if you think the movie is suitable for children.

Spider-Man: No Way Home is released in theaters on Friday, November 17, 2021.

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