Can I Take My 6 Year Old to Tomorrowland

Nate and I saw Tomorrowland last week, and left pleasantly surprised.  While it was kind of a generic kids’ sci-fi flick, the acting was top-notch and the message (though completely obtuse) was sweet.


But can you take your younger kids?  The movie’s family-friendly nature was kind of marred by a high body count. While none of the deaths were gory (the robots in the movie instantly vaporized their targets) there was a lot of fighting, and a lot of death, including the sad death of a significant character (and Nate would like to me point out that there was disproportionate amount of French people deaths).  Robots shot at and killed police officers, and several Robots were decapitated.  There was a lot of hand-to-hand fighting, and the main characters are constantly in peril.

There was a bit of bad language, mostly of the hell and damn variety, and a couple of incomplete “Son of a…!”.   No drug use, there was no sex, there a bit of teenage rebellion, and some unsafe behaviors that led to the protagonist briefly getting locked up in a jail cell.

I would say that this movie is probably for the average kid age 10 and up, younger if they are not super-sensitive.


Avengers Coloring Pages

I’m super excited for Avengers: Age of Ultron!

Shhh….don’t tell the kids, Super-Dad and I are headed to a press screening on Tuesday.  I’ll have a parents guide up before the movie opens on May 1!  To help with the wait, Disney has sent me some Avengers coloring pages that you can download and color with your kids!

Here is what the Black Widow page looks like (and it’s indicative of the other pages featuring all of the Avengers and Scarlet Witch, Quicksilver, Nick Fury, and Ultron) :

DOwnload Black Widow Coloring Page

Click this link to Download Avengers: Age of Ultron Coloring Pages (PDF)

If coloring is not your thing, you can get prepped by (re)watching the trailer: