Avengers: Endgame follows on directly from Avengers: Infinity War.
At the end of Infinity War, the Avengers’ archenemy Thanos (Josh Brolin) makes half of life in the universe disappear. This catastrophic and devastating event destroys many of the Avengers, leaving only Captain America (Chris Evans), Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson), the Hulk (Mark Ruffalo), Thor (Chris Hemsworth), War Machine (Don Cheadle), Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr) and Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner). These remaining Avengers are seeking Thanos and trying to work out how they can return the universe to its former state.
For five years, they try and fail, and then an old ally makes a surprise visit. This visitor has a crazy plan to prevent Thanos from getting the infinity stones in the first place.
Death; loss; supernatural/fantasy; alcohol dependence; suicide
Avengers: Endgame has a lot of violence. For example:
- There are frequent hand-to-hand combat sequences that feature punching, kicking and so on.
- Characters fight with samurai swords. A man is slashed through the throat and then impaled with a sword. Blood is visible in this scene.
- Characters are shot with laser guns and shotguns. A character is shot through the head.
- A character’s hand is chopped off with an axe. The character is then beheaded.
- There are large-scale battle sequences. Many characters are beaten up, shot at and killed.
- A character jumps to her death, and her body is shown with blood surrounding her head.
Nothing of concern
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
There’s some use of substances in Avengers: Endgame. For example, one character drinks a lot of alcohol, particularly beer.
Nudity and sexual activity
Nothing of concern
The following products are displayed or used in Avengers: Endgame:
- Coca Cola
- Fortnite video game
- Ben & Jerry’s ice cream.
Avengers: Endgame has some coarse language.
Ideas to discuss with your children
Avengers: Endgame is the final instalment of the Marvel Avengers movie series. Although it’s long at 181 minutes, this movie is engaging and entertaining from start to finish, with strong performances from the whole cast. The movie is both funny and emotionally poignant, with the stories of many much-loved characters coming to an end.
Children aged over 13 years are likely to really enjoy Avengers: Endgame, although we recommend parental guidance because of the amount of violence and destruction in the movie. Children under 10 years are likely to be distressed by the many and often violent deaths in the movie, so it isn’t recommended for this age group.
Values in this movie that you could reinforce reinforce with your children include relying on and always supporting your friends and family in times of need.
This movie could also give you the chance to talk about issues like:
- playing with arrows without adult supervision
- bullying behaviour in video games
- copying any of the violent or risky behaviour in the movie.