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Spider-Man: Far from Home | 2019 | PG-13 | – 3.5.4

content-ratingsWhy is “Spider-Man: Far from Home” rated PG-13? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “sci-fi action violence, some language and brief suggestive comments.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes several kissing scenes between teen boys and teen girls, several flirting scenes between a man and a woman, as well as teens, several cleavage revealing outfits and a couple of undressing scenes that show a teen boy’s abdomen and chest and legs; battles between super heroes and giant monsters that use the power of the elements to cause destruction with few injuries shown and a little blood on wounds, and one man is shot and dies; some strong language and one not fully enunciated possible F-word. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.”


Taking place shortly after the events of Avengers: Endgame Peter Parker (Tom Holland) is still shaken by the worldwide upheaval and widespread death and destruction but agrees to go on a school trip to Europe. While abroad he is recruited by Nick Fury to team up with Quentin Beck (Jake Gyllenhaal), aka Mysterio, a master of trickery and illusion, to battle new enemies, the Elementals. Also with Zendaya, Angourie Rice, Jacob Batalon, Jon Favreau, Jake Gyllenhaal, Samuel L. Jackson, Cobie Smulders and Marisa Tomei. Directed by Jon Watts. [Running Time: 2:09]

Spider-Man: Far from Home SEX/NUDITY 3

 – A teen boy and a teen girl kiss a couple of times. A teen boy and a teen girl hug. A teen girl kisses a teen boy on the cheek. A teen boy and a teen girl hold hands. A teen girl caresses a teen boy’s face tenderly as they part ways. A teen boy touches a teen girl on the hand and they look at each other. A teen girl embraces a teen boy and wraps her legs around his waist as they sail through a city dangling from spider webs.
 A woman wears low-cut tops and dresses that reveal cleavage in several scenes. A teen girl wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage. Women in the background of a scene wear dresses that reveal cleavage. A man wears a skin tight superhero suit that accentuates his chest and abdomen. A teen boy wears a superhero suit that accentuates his buttocks. A shirtless man is shown in a jail cell and we see his chest, abdomen and back with body paint on his skin. A woman in a bar tells a teen boy to take off his clothes, which he does and another teen enters and takes a picture of the first teen with his pants around his ankles (we see his bare legs to the upper thighs); the second teen talks about the first teen “hooking up with a strange woman” and threatens to send the picture to a teen girl. A teen boy takes off his shirt in front of a teen girl and we see his bare chest, abdomen and back; she turns around but peeks over her shoulder to try to see him (he is wearing a superhero suit the next time we see him). A teen boy adjusts the crotch of his super hero suit and says, “It’s a little tight around the web shooter.”
 A man and a woman flirt in several scenes. Teen boys and teen girls flirt in several scenes. A teen boy and a teen girl hold hands and call each other “babe” in several scenes (they say that they are “boyfriend and girlfriend”). A teen boy and a teen girl confess that they like each other. A teen boy and a teen girl text each other, “I miss you.” A teen boy and a teen girl talk awkwardly about sitting together at the opera. A teen boy talks about a plan to tell a teen girl how he feels about her in a romantic way. A teen boy talks about being a “bachelor in Europe.” A teen girl tells a teen boy, “I would kiss you, but I think I threw up in my mouth a little,” and the boy responds, “I might have a mint.” A teen boy tells a man about a plan to tell a teen girl how he feels about her and that he might “give her a kiss.” A teen boy tells a man, “We need to have a talk about you and my aunt.” A teen boy asks a man and a woman if they are dating and the man and the woman answer awkwardly. A teen boy talks about envying another “teen” boy that had “blipped” and came back “ripped,” and “all the girls want him.” A man says that his wife left with another man. There are several references to a teen boy having a “tingle” (like a premonition). A teen boy tells another teen boy that he suspects him of being a “male escort.”


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Spider-Man: Far from Home VIOLENCE/GORE 5

 – A man is shot and falls to the floor (we see a few bloody bullet holes in his suit). Many armed drones move toward a busload of teens on a bridge and the bus is blown into the air after a dark cloud surrounds the bridge and large pillars of water spiral around it (the teens had gotten off the bus and run through a crowded city); the drones shoot at the walls supporting the bridge and water rushes onto the road, a man fights a monster made of water and a teen boy clings to the outside of a jet and then jumps off and releases a parachute as he sails toward the ground, and lashes many armed drones together using spider webs, causing several to shoot each other down or crash. A man holds a gun on a teen boy and pulls the trigger; the boy grabs the mans’ hand before the gun discharges and is not injured.
 Something moves under the surface of the water and bursts out creating a large wave and we see a water monster form: it swings large fists and strikes buildings breaking them to rubble, boats in the water wash on shore and people run and scream; a man comes out of the sky and shoots blasts of energy beams at the monster and flies around it, he is struck and thrown and a teen boy shoots spider webs around a clock tower trying to right it before it falls and crushes people, knocking his head on a giant bell inside, twice (no injuries are shown).
 Smoke, steam and lava burst through the ground and a giant lava covered rock monster pushes up through the ground causing people to run and yell; the monster crushes cars, knocks buildings down and reaches for a Ferris wheel where a teen boy and a teen girl are seated as a teen boy spins through the air trying to distract the monster while a man shoots it with energy beams, covers himself with energy and flies into the center of the monster causing it to explode (we see the man on the ground alive but with some bloody cuts on his face later). A cloud of smoke crashes into the ground and a man appears, shooting blasts of energy beams at a giant rock monster that pushes up out of the ground. An image of a giant water monster sprouts out of a piece of metal and it thrashes its large hand through the air.
 A teen boy is struck by a high speed train and we see him climbing up the outside of a train car with blood on his hands; he gets inside and passes out (we see blood on his face). During an in-and-out of reality fight sequence a man and a teen boy fight with drones firing at one of them: the man holds a teen girl around the neck, drops her off a ledge and the teen boy follows her (no one is harmed), the teen boy crashes onto the hood of a car denting it and he holds his side in pain, a giant stone hand falls toward the boy and crashes to the ground (he is not harmed), and a giant metallic suit crawls out of the ground and we see spiders crawling out of the helmet’s eye. A teen boy is fired on by several armed drones that chase him (he dodges the bullets). A drone takes aim at a man standing in a building and a woman on her roof shoots it out of the air. A teen boy orders a control device to mark another teen as a “target” and a drone is deployed; the drone shoots at the boy in a bus and the first teen causes the bus to swerve avoiding it and the shot hits the side mirror, and the boy then shoots the drone out of the air. A teen boy punches a man in the face (he’s wearing a glass helmet) and breaks the glass (we see bloody cuts on the man’s face). While filming a travel video a teen boy is punched in the crotch by another teen and he bends over in pain. A teen boy accidentally hits another teen boy in the face and knocks him out (no injuries are shown). Several teens and a man run from drones that shoot at them and armed guards shoot at the drones. A teen boy is pinned between two thrown cars briefly (we do not see injuries).
 Many armed drones point weapons at a man’s head and another man threatens to kill him. A man loads a weapon in a control center as others discuss a threat on the world. A jet lands in a city and is blown up (no injuries are shown). A teen boy tugs on a seatbelt several times and eventually breaks it. People walk through an area identified as Mexico and we see rubble and a lot of destruction as they talk about a cyclone “with a face.” We see a video montage paying respect to superheroes that died.
 A superhero suit sprouts spider legs off the back of the suit and then retracts them. A superhero suit covers a teen boy’s face and then uncovers it several times. A teen girl embraces a teen boy and they swing through a city holding onto a spider web; the boy drops the girl and we hear her screaming (she is not harmed). A teen girl poses for pictures with several pigeons perched on her arms. A man accidentally drops his camera in water. A young man steps in dung on a road and we hear a squish.
 People talk about monstrous creatures forming from the elements (the “Elementals”). A man tells a teen that they must fight a threat, “No matter what the cost.” A man threatens another man. A man yells at a teen boy in a few scenes. A man calls another man “a mess.” A man tells another man that a teen boy’s blood is on his hands. People talk about having “blipped” and that those who did blip and were returned after five years had aged while others that remained did not. After some people returned from being “blipped” they were left homeless. A teen girl talks about using a VPN so the government can’t track her while traveling in Europe. A teen girl says that the Eiffel Tower is a “mind control antenna.” A piece of technology is named “E.D.I.T.H” and it is explained that it means, “Even Dead I Am The Hero.” A teen girl tells a teen boy, “I would kiss you, but I think I threw up in my mouth a little.” An acronym for a technology is B.A.R.F. While walking across a bridge in Prague, a teen girl tells a teen boy that they would execute people there by putting people in baskets and dropping them into the water. A teen girl texts a teen boy, “No texting while swinging.”
 A man stitches up a wound in a teen boy’s back and the teen yells and complains of it hurting (we see a needle and thread in the man’s hand but no flesh or blood).


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Spider-Man: Far from Home LANGUAGE 4

 – 1 not fully enunciated “What the f…,” 1 obscene hand gesture, 3 scatological terms, 4 anatomical terms, 8 mild obscenities, a word is bleeped during a school news broadcast and it is unclear what it is, name-calling (unfair, stupid, dorks, witches, jerk, shady, weird, kid, idiots, dude, insane, a mess, dickwad, paranoid, sucker, gullible, fools, dangerous, crazy, night-monkey, poor kid), exclamations (oh my gosh, shut-up, ouch), 6 religious exclamations (e.g. Oh My God, Thank God, God, God Help Us). | profanity glossary |


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Spider-Man: Far from Home SUBSTANCE USE

 – A teen boy is shot in the neck with a tranquilizer dart and falls asleep (he is shown unharmed later). A teen boy holds a glass of champagne until another teen tells a flight attendant that he is only 16, a man toasts with a bottle of champagne and other people hold glasses of the beverage, and people drink in a bar while a teen boy drinks a lemonade.


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Spider-Man: Far from Home DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Superheroes, friends, taking responsibility, fearing taking responsibility, fake news, having a “normal life,” deception, teen angst, life choices, anonymity, myths, multiverse.

Spider-Man: Far from Home MESSAGE

 – Trust your instincts. People will believe anything these days.

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