Black Adam is coming to theaters but will the movie be suitable for family viewing? What is the movie’s age rating?
It’s been a long time coming but Black Adam‘s arrival is almost upon us. Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson will bring the power and the lightning to the DC Extended Universe this weekend when the film premieres in movie theaters, 15 years after he was originally cast in the role.
Johnson stars as Teth Adam, a man with the powers of the gods who escapes imprisonment after 5000 years and seeks to bestow his violent brand of justice on the modern world. The Justice Society of America attempt to teach him how to use his abilities, and well, he may have a hard time adapting to their ways.
After the decade-and-a-half-long wait for the film, expectations are high, especially since this is the film that we’ve been told will change the hierarchy of the DC Universe forever. Whether or not that is true remains to be seen, but regardless of whether its watchable or not, you might want to know if it is watchable for the whole family.
Black Adam age rating
Black Adam is rated PG-13 by the MPAA for “sequences of strong violence, intense action, and some language”. To clarify what you can expect, this is the rating that most superhero action movies tend to receive, so expect intense action scenes, hard-hitting fights and lots of explosions.
The other thing worth bearing in mind is that Black Adam is an antihero known for his aggression and violence, so much so that the film was originally rated R by the MPAA, with producer Hiram Garcia telling Collider that it took them “four rounds” with the MPAA before it finally achieved its PG-13 rating.
Over in the UK, the film is rated 12A, meaning that younger audiences can see the film if they are accompanied by an adult.
It’s always best to air on the side of caution with films like these. You know what your kids will like and what they don’t, so it’s best you take that into account when making the decision.
Will you be watching Black Adam this weekend? Are you going to the theater to see it, or will you wait for its streaming debut? Let us know in the comments below!