America is protected by a team of superheroes known as the Heroics. Marcus Moreno (Pedro Pascal) is the leader of the Heroics, who are managed by a government organisation headed up by Ms Granada (Priyanka Chopra).
When aliens invade and capture the superheroes, their children realise it’s up to them to save the day. After escaping from the Heroics headquarters, the children sneak onto the alien mothership to outsmart the aliens.
The children discover that the government organisation managing the Heroics, along with the American President, are actually aliens in disguise. A final battle ensues, in which the children are victorious because of their teamwork and friendship, as well as the guidance of their accidental leader, Missy Moreno (YaYa Gosselin).
After saving their parents from the aliens, the aliens reveal it was all a test to prepare the children to take over as the new superheroes when their parents retire.
Teamwork; friendship; separation from parents; aliens; superpowers
We Can Be Heroes has some violence. For example:
- There are many hand-to-hand combat sequences. These feature fist-fighting, kicking and throwing, which is all exaggerated and fantastical.
- Both adults and children use superpowers, like super strength and lightning, to fight the aliens.
There are no sexual references in We Can Be Heroes.
Alcohol, drugs and other substances
There is no use of substances in We Can Be Heroes.
Nudity and sexual activity
There is some mild nudity in We Can Be Heroes. For example, throughout the movie Ms Granada wears a low-cut top that clearly shows her cleavage.
The following products are displayed or used in We Can Be Heroes: tablet devices without visible brands.
There is no coarse language in We Can Be Heroes.
Ideas to discuss with your children
We Can Be Heroes is a family-friendly, action movie from director Robert Rodriguez that delivers messages about child empowerment and the importance of teamwork.
This movie is best suited to children aged 8-13 years. Because of some frightening scenes and mild violence, it isn’t suitable for children under 5 years and we recommend parental guidance for children aged 5-8 years.
These are the main messages from this movie:
- Teamwork can help you achieve great things.
- Friendship is a powerful thing when you’re in trouble.
- Self-belief will help you grow.
Values in this movie that you could reinforce with your children include teamwork, selflessness, self-belief and belief in others.
This movie could also give you the chance to talk with your children about real-life issues like bullying. For example, people make fun of Missy because she doesn’t have superpowers.