Blue Beetle age rating: Is the movie appropriate for kids?

Blue Beetle. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics.
Blue Beetle. Courtesy of Warner Bros. Pictures/™ & © DC Comics. /

Another DC film is hitting the big screen this year! DC Studios’ Blue Beetle is set to release in theaters on Friday August 18.

The superhero film stars Xolo Maridueña (Cobra Kai) as the titular super hero and his teenaged alter ego Jaime Reyes alongside Harvey Guillén as Doctor Sanchez (What We Do In The Shadows) George Lopez (Lopez vs. Lopez). Reyes will be the third character to assume the mantle of Blue Beetle, who was first introduced in1939. This stand-alone film originates from the original Blue Beetle, Dan Garret, who was a Fox Comics police officer who fought crime with superpowers gained by ingesting Vitamin 2X.

The film is directed by Ángel Manuel Soto from a script written by Gareth Dunnet-Alcocer. Blue Beetle is produced by John Rickard, Zev Foreman, DC Studios, and The Safran Company. Warner Bros. has distribution rights for the film.  According to Variety, Soto is quoted saying that he “couldn’t stop seeing [Maridueña] as the character” after seeing his performances in the Netflix martial-arts teen series Cobra Kai.

Is this movie appropriate enough for kids to see? Read on to find out what rating the MPAA gave Blue Beetle for its theatrical release!

Blue Beetle age rating: Is the movie appropriate for kids?

Blue Beetle has been given a PG-13 rating by the MPAA, which means it is not recommended for kids under 13-years-old unless they attend a screening under parent supervision.

The DC comics movie is rated PG-13 for its inclusion of sequences of action and violence, use of weaponry, explosions, language, and some suggestive references. This means that the rating  for what you would expect from an action-packed superhero movie. If you’ve seen any DC movies with young kids, you can already assume that you’re going to see some fighting scenes. After all, Soto definitely took note that Maridueña’s martial arts skillset would help with his role as Blue Beetle.

That being said, t doesn’t seem to go beyond the assumed superhero violence that we know we love to see. The good thing is there is no nudity, drugs, or sexual references in the film. It definitely is a film that you can take young kids to go see. Perhaps it’s even an opportunity to introduce them to the comics before or after you watch the film. If this isn’t enough to convince you, we have the trailer for you to watch right now!

Watch the trailer on DC’s official YouTube channel:

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Will you be watching the movie in theaters or are you going to wait for the streaming release? Blue Beetle starts its theatrical run on Friday, Aug. 18. Keep up to date with Hidden Remote for more DC movie news and coverage.