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Thor: Love and Thunder | 2022 | PG-13 | – 4.6.4

content-ratingsWhy is “Thor: Love and Thunder” rated PG-13? The MPAA rating has been assigned for “intense sequences of sci-fi violence and action, language, some suggestive material and partial nudity.” The Kids-In-Mind.com evaluation includes several kissing scenes, talk of relationships ending, talk of two dads making a baby, partial nudity, many fight scenes between people and monsters with a lot of slashing and lopping off the heads and limbs of monsters with some blood shown, discussions of the death of loved ones, discussions of people feeling betrayed by their gods, and some strong language. Read our parents’ guide below for details on sexual content, violence & strong language.


When alien gods are threatened, and some are dispatched by a villain (Christian Bale) with the power to destroy super-powered creatures, Thor (Chris Hemsworth) reunites with old friends to stop him. Also with Natalie Portman, Tessa Thompson, Russell Crowe, Jaimie Alexander, Chris Pratt, Dave Bautista, Karen Gillan, Pom Klementieff, Sean Gunn, and the voices of Taika Waititi, Vin Diesel and Bradley Cooper. Directed by Taika Waititi. [Running Time: 2:05]

Thor: Love and Thunder SEX/NUDITY 4

 – A man is held in glowing chains in front of a large crowd as another man magically rips his clothing off; the man is left fully nude and we see his bare chest, abdomen, back, buttocks and legs, as women in the audience faint and others look on with interest. A man is shown shirtless and we see his bare chest, abdomen and back. Several women wear revealing outfits as they sit around a man on a floating altar (we see cleavage, bare abdomens, and legs to the hips) and men are shown shirtless (we see bare chests and abdomens).
 Flashback sequences show a man and a woman falling in love, and include flirting, dancing and kissing. A man and a woman kiss tenderly in a few scenes. A man kisses three women and one woman slaps him in the face.
 A man and a woman flirt in a few scenes. A woman kisses another woman’s hand and gazes at her suggestively. A man and a woman move close to each other.
 A character sings a song with some suggestive lyrics and talks about his two dads making a baby by holding hands at a lava pool. A character asks if a man and a woman are going to make a baby. Many alien gods gathered in a golden temple chant for someone to appear and when he does, he asks, “Where we gonna hold this year’s orgy?” A man talks to a giant axe when it apparently is acting jealously of another weapon. A man talks awkwardly about his feelings for a woman. A character says, “Love is pain.”

Thor: Love and Thunder VIOLENCE/GORE 6

 – A man holds another man off the ground by the throat, and man stabs him in the throat killing him; he bleeds gold droplets, and we see his head being cut off (in the background), which falls to the ground and bursts into flames.
 A man thrusts a sword into the ground and we see dark shadows move across the ground and they emerge as giant monsters that attack people; several people with weapons fight the creatures hacking and slashing them as buildings burst into flames, one person throws a giant hammer, which breaks into pieces dispatching many monsters. Many giant monsters grab children from their homes and put them into a monster’s mouth (it looks like a cage with giant teeth as bars); they are then held in the cage on a dark planet. Several characters fight with other beings in a few sequences and we see shooting with laser weapons, slashing with bladed weapons, heavy hits with a giant hammer, and fighting with throws and stabbings (one man appears to be stabbed up through the nose). A man talks to children being held in a cage and when he laughs he makes the children cry; he twists a small creature’s head off (we see some blood) and the children scream and cry. Four people fight many alien gods and they burst into sparks when they are dispatched; one is struck by a thrown thunderbolt and breaks up to rubble and the bolt is thrown again and hits a man in the chest (it seems to kill him and we see a hole in his chest). A man with glowing eyes moves through a heavily shadowed area and we see monsters creeping along walls as some monsters with tentacles wrap around people; one woman is wrapped around the throat and held off the ground and she appears to be losing consciousness as her eyes bulge a bit. Two men fight, one with an axe and one with a sword, while two women fight other creatures and monsters; one woman stabs one of the men in the back, and one woman is stabbed in the back; one man holds a sword over the other man on the ground until he is struck in the back with a giant hammer, and a woman fights with a man and breaks his sword (we see a woman with bloody cuts on her face). Many monsters move toward many children that have gathered weapons and fight with them; the children’s eyes glow and they slash and throw sound blasts; we see a little girl cut a monster in half as she giggles.
 We see several dead men with bloody wounds shown and one is missing an eye. Human skeletons are seen in a cave. We see several alien gods after they have been murdered and one is hanging by the neck. A woman lies on the ground and we see she has blood on her nose and forehead; she is also shown missing part of her arm and blood is visible. A woman is very ill and weak and it is implied that she dies. After a fight, a woman stands up and stumbles and we see some bloody cuts on her face. A man walks toward a lush jungle, stumbles and falls into a pond, and cuts his hand on something (we see a bloody cut and it heals quickly).
 When a man holds a giant axe up to the sky, bolts of lightning flash and his eyes glow; he flips through the air and swings the axe at creatures on flying vehicles, he throws the axe and it strikes several creatures causing them to blow up; two vehicles speed toward the man, he does a split holding them with his feet and then jumps away and they crash together and blow up. A man blows a hole in the roof of a building and shoots up through it (we see ruble left behind). A man is held in glowing chains as another man magically rips his clothing off (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A young girl shoots lasers at a man and he uses a frying pan to shield himself.
 A man trudges through a desert landscape with his young daughter (we see they have parched skin) and we later see a grave dug in the sand where we understand that she is buried after she dies. A giant statue’s head falls toward many children gathered on the ground and they scream (it does not hit them). A large Viking-like ship is pulled through the sky by two giant goats. Two giant goats pulling a large boat crash into an elaborate temple and take several people away. Two giant goats screech, head-butt and kick things in several scenes. Two giant goats pulling a large ship through space crash into a planet’s surface and scream. A giant crystal shrine shatters after a large battle. A woman slaps a man in the face after he kisses her. When a man calls for his magic axe, it shoots through the air toward him and nearly hits other people in a few scenes.
 A man talks to frightened children and says, “If you die…,” causing them to cry. A man tells a dying woman that she would need to die in battle to get into Valhalla. A man talks to an alien god about “eternal reward” and the god and others around him laugh and tell him he’s foolish; the man renounces the god. A man says, “Our gods were murdered.” A man and a woman argue briefly over the end of their relationship, and who was at fault. A child cries out, “Mommy don’t leave me,” when her mother is dying and the woman looks very ill and is shown in a hospital bed. A woman says, “I miss fighting,” and “I miss my sisters.” A woman threatens, “Heads will roll.” A man says, “The gods will use you but they will not help you.” A man and a girl say that they should “protect the nice ones,” before they run toward monsters fighting others.
 A woman has an MRI and we see her having a chemotherapy treatment with an IV; we hear that the chemo is having little effect. A man is shown with large scars on his face and head, ashen skin and blackened teeth.
 Many alien gods gathered in a golden temple chant for a god to appear (please see the Sex/Nudity category for more details). A carnival act shows a man dying and turning to glitter and his two sons become gods; a woman appears on the stage and threatens the two men and she breaks a giant hammer into pieces. Several children practice fighting with wooden swords.

Thor: Love and Thunder LANGUAGE 4

 – 9 scatological terms, 1 anatomical term, 8 mild obscenities, name-calling (fleshy dad bod, horrible, scum, dumb, boring, raggedy motley crew, demon, piece of work, lost, coward, freaky, moron, hypocrite, the one that got away, unpredictable, frickin’ crazy, “God Butcher,” baby cake, nudy festival, god police, disgusting, tom foolery), exclamations (shut-up, hoorah, oh no, I swear, what, bum rushing, ding donging), 3 religious exclamations (God, oh my God, Holy [scatological term deleted]). | profanity glossary |

Thor: Love and Thunder SUBSTANCE USE

 – People drink wine in several scenes, and a man drinks a beer and pours some on an axe (introducing it to beer).

Thor: Love and Thunder DISCUSSION TOPICS

 – Suffering, sacrifice, fate, being worthy, terminal illness, cancer, lost love, death of loved ones, revenge, broken hearts, Valhalla, hate, betrayal, growing apart, superheroes.

Thor: Love and Thunder MESSAGE

 – Love is all we need. Keep your heart open.

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