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MPAA Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action throughout, and a mild drug reference

Sex & Nudity

  • The main male characters wear clothes that accentuate the male form including their large muscles, some of which are exposed. There is also topless male nudity. Some may see this as objectification of the male body.
  • In the Extended edition of the film Bruce Banners butt is shown
  • There is a scene where Bruce banner appears naked. Nothing explicit is shown.
  • Tony makes a joke about "performance issues".
  • Natasha wears a skin-tight suit throughout the film. Some shots are focused on her butt.
  • In one scene Bruce Banner is naked. They show as much cleavage as possible without being graphic.
  • Tony and Pepper kiss once, and there is some mildly suggestive talk between them.

Violence & Gore

  • Throughout the movie multiple Chituari (the movie's villains) are killed by the Avengers. There is occasional, brief spurts of purple blood.
  • Throught the film, there are many intense action sequences that include fights, kicks, punches, punched down people, and shootouts in which many people killed but no blood. There are many destruction scenes.
  • The climactic final battle scene is very intense, destructive and harsh. There are some mild blood on Cap's face including Black Widow and the others faces and bodies.
  • Bruce Banner reveals that he tried to kill himself by shooting himself in the mouth, but says "the other guy" (the Hulk) spit the bullet out. It is very intense to hear the story.


  • Several uses of "d*mn" and "h*ll."
  • One use of "*ss," "b*tch" and "b*stard" each.
  • Loki hurls out the British anatomical vulgarity "quim" as a sexist putdown.

Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking

  • Before the end of the climatic battle Tony offers Loki a drink. Then after Loki is defeated he says, "If its all the same to you, I'll have that drink now"
  • Tony and Pepper sip champagne, and Tony offers Loki a drink before pouring himself a glass of whiskey.
  • Tony asks Bruce if he stays under control with the help of "a huge bag of weed."

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Lots of fighting and intense scenes throughout.
  • A character makes a comment about a failed suicide attempt.
  • The Chitauri and their leader, the Other, are extremely scary, especially for young children. Though they typically wear armored masks, one Chitauri rips its mask off at one point, revealing a disfigured alien face.
  • There are several prolonged and intense action sequences, but they're not shot in an overtly horrific or graphic way, and there are also many comedic moments throughout the film that lighten the tension.
  • Bruce Banner has many scenes where he is apparently getting emotionally stressed enough to transform into the Hulk, and all the other characters show obvious fear of that happening. In the sequence of the attack on the helicarrier, Banner and the Black Widow are blown into a lower section of the ship and Banner loses emotional control badly enough to change into the Hulk and he chases the Black Widow, causing massive destruction along the way.
  • The alien master known as The Other is very scary and disturbing.


The Parents Guide items below may give away important plot points.

Violence & Gore

  • In the Extended edition of the film Agent Coulson's death is more bloody and gory.
  • Loki stabs Coulson in the back. The blade protrudes from his chest with blood on the edges and his mouth.

Frightening & Intense Scenes

  • Iron Man intercepts a nuclear missile headed for Manhattan, forces it into a portal leading to an alien base, and agrees to call his girlfriend (implying that he understands he might die); however, the call fails and he stares at the exploding alien base while falling back through the portal (he is unconscious as he plummets toward the earth but he is saved before hitting the ground and is revealed to be alive and unharmed). This scene is very intense.
  • One scene, taking place in Stuttgart, Germany, includes a short but frightening shot of Loki flipping a man over and using a device to seemingly scan or take out his eyeball. Though this is not explicitly shown, the viewer can still hear the man yelling in pain and writhing. May be disturbing to younger viewers.

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