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Is 'Guardians of the Galaxy' OK for your kids?

Critics and audiences alike are raving about Marvel’s latest offering, “Guardians of the Galaxy.” The movie is different, visual, funny and wildly entertaining, but should you take your kids?
John Clyde, KSL Modified: August 1, 2014 at 10:43 pm •  Published: August 4, 2014
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XANDAR — Critics and audiences alike are raving about Marvel’s latest offering, “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

The movie is different, visual, funny and wildly entertaining, but should you take your kids?

Well, the answer to that question depends on the parent, but here are a few things that parents may like to know before heading into “Guardians of the Galaxy.”

Adult humor

“Guardians of the Galaxy” is more of a comedy than anything else and it totally delivers on the laughs. The movie is hilarious in fact, but there is a fair amount of adult humor.

Not every joke is off color, but there are several. There is one joke, in particular, that had the entire theater laughing, but it was undoubtedly the crudest joke to date in a Marvel film.

The joke will certainly go over kids’ heads, but that won’t stop them from asking questions.

While the film has adult humor placed throughout there’s also plenty of clean humor you can enjoy with the whole family, just be aware of the other moments that exist.

Violence

The violence isn’t exactly stronger than any of the other Marvel films, but keep in mind that Marvel films can get pretty violent.

In my book “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” is the most violent film in the Marvel cinematic universe. “Guardians of the Galaxy” doesn't quite make it to that level, but it's not too terribly far behind.

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