Is DC League of Super-Pets safe for kids? Read the DC League of Super-Pets Review | Safe for Kids?, an honest parents guide and full mom movie review of the all-new Warner Bros. Pictures animated pet film starring Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart. No spoilers! #DCSuperPets May contain commissioned links.
DC League of Super-Pets Movie Review | Safe for Kids?
It’s raining cats and dogs and…pigs? Well, I would insert all of the corny dog and cat jokes here, but I’m pretty sure that Paws of Fury took most of the really, really cringe ones.
GROAN, another pets movie? Seems like Paramount isn’t the only one that got the memo for an adorable animated pets movie on the big screen this summer.
Is DC League of Super-Pets safe for kids? In this DC League of Super-Pets Movie Review | Safe for Kids? Parents Guide, I’m talking visuals, the story, a full PG rating parents guide breakdown for violence/suspense, language and adult themes, and sharing whether this Warner Bros. Pictures animated pets film is in the same blockbuster universe as some of the other animated films this summer. A no spoiler parent movie review – is DC League of Super-Pets kid friendly? What child age is recommended to watch DC League of Super-Pets?
I had a hard time racking my brain over the last Warner Bros. animated film. Pokémon Detective Pikachu? While not mind blowing Pixar’s Lightyear animation by any means, Warner Bros. Animation doesn’t skimp on the details. From DC Justice League costumes down to the individual strands of pet fur, DC League of Super Pets is an animated movie with color, contrast and a world from a pet’s eye view.
Who let the dogs out? Apparently someone asked for a Jumanji reunion, because Dwayne Johnson aka Krypto (“Jungle Cruise“) and Kevin Hart as Ace (“The Secret Life of Pets“) are teaming up once again for a hilarious and action packed movie, this time with a super hero twist. Inspired by the DC Justice League, Superman’s best friend, Krypto the Super-Dog (The Rock), must team up with a ragtag group of animals with super powers to save the day in this Warner Bros. animated movie. The superstar voice talent includes Keanu Reeves (“Toy Story 4“), John Krasinski (“The Office“), Ben Schwartz (“Sonic the Hedgehog 2“), Marc Maron (“The Bad Guys“), Diego Luna (“Rogue One“), and Kate McKinnon (“Finding Dory“).
Poking fun at their own super hero genre, inserting pop culture references, a fun storyline and multiple forms of clever physical and verbal comedy, the DC League of Super-Pets is a surprising super hero film that takes a risky pet twist that works as a relatable, heartwarming, engaging animated film for kids and adults. Stay until the very end for mid credit stills and a post end credit scene for an extra laugh.
That PG Rating
Is DC League of Super-Pets safe for kids? It’s no secret that I am highly skeptical of all MPAA ratings, especially the PG ones. As we know, not all PG ratings are the same. As a parent, it’s been rather heartbreaking to witness how movie ratings have shifted over the years with no more G-rated movies. With film ratings unpredictable these days, even PG ratings oscillating between Turning Red intense to Christopher Robin calm, there’s a wide age range between 0-12 years old for parents to consider. Having fully disclosed parent guidelines can help determine if a movie is family friendly – and safe for the everyone to watch together this summer.
Why is DC League of Super-Pets rated PG? In this DC League of Super-Pets Review | Safe for Kids, this Warner Bros. animated film has a PG age rating for “mild violence, language, action, rude humor.” Is DC League of Super-Pets ok for kids? Should parents be worried about taking their kids to see another questionable crude humor PG rated Warner Bros. kids movie? Let’s breakdown that MPAA rating for parents in this DC League of Super-Pets Parents Guide.
Violence. For an animated super hero movie, the violence in DC League of Super-Pets is pretty on point with the current selection of movies for kids. Super hero powers, mixed with hand-to-hand fighting (punching, kicking, etc.), a few facial blows round out most of violence intensity.
There is one bite wound with specks of blood seen and a profound black eye. However, keeping in mind that this movie is based on animals, specifically pets, there is some animal abuse, neglect, and potential torture that may be difficult for sensitive kids.
Adult Themes. Insert all crude animal jokes here. As expected, it wouldn’t be an animated pet movie without all of the dog and cat laughs. While mostly for laughs for kids, some of the more intelligent ‘Shrek’ and ‘Minions‘ like humor is more aimed for adults – and will go over the heads of little children. Everything from fur ball vomit noises to verbal references to licking crotches, “licking myself all of the time,” rubbing butts on carpets, poop and toilet humor, and the act of peeing…on everything is included in this movie.
The pets aren’t the only ones with the crude humor and adult themes. The humans in DC League of Super-Pets are getting frisky too – with holding hands, multiple light kissing, provocative/sexy costume references and visuals, calling a person “hot,” one reference to “making out” with a pet, and one verbal inference to two unmarried adults spending the night together.
Language. DC League of Super-Pets advertises language. How much language are we talking? Swear words in this DC League of Super-Pets kids movie include one “crap” and 3 uses of “sucks.” However, there are 3 phrases in the film that are purposefully “bleeped” out – including “where the ‘bleep’ am I?” and “can’t see ‘bleep.'” that include some mouth movements and “f” sounds.
Milder language include 4 uses of “heck,” 2 uses of “dookie,” 2 “oh my gosh,” and one “freak.” Insults such as “loser,” “dummies,” “punk,” “stupid,” “dork,” “dumb,” “idiot,” “whack,” and “wench” are also thrown in, just in case the language didn’t hearty enough.
DC League of Super-Pets Age Rating for Kids?
Is DC League of Super-Pets kid friendly? At a runtime of 1 hour 46 minutes, DC League of Super-Pets is cutting close for length of a children’s movie. However, time passes quickly with plenty of comedy references, non-stop action and an engaging storyline, kids will enjoy an animated film that caters to the heart of the relationship with our pets. Made for kids (with plenty of over-kids-heads crude humor for adult fans as well), DC League of Super-Pets is an overall family film that pulls at heartstrings while providing relatable and memorable characters, fun laughs, and a surprising twist on the super hero genre.
What age is recommended to watch DC League of Super-Pets? It’s Secret Life of Pets meets The LEGO Movie humor meets Detective Pikachu, DC League of Super-Pets is a little tougher to place in just one kid movie box. Reaching outside of the genre while reaching for our human and pet unconditional love connection, Warner Bros. provides a unique spin on the family film. It’s a refreshing, fun summer film that is ‘almost’ completely family friendly.
Considering the full PG rating breakdown above, this parent movie reviewer would not recommend DC League of Super-Pets to kids younger than the age of 7-8 years old. I still recommend parents to prescreen this DC League of Super-Pets film for multiple questionable adult themes, crude humor, animal violence and language for your kids. However, considering the multiple animated film choices out there for families this summer, DC League of Super-Pets was a surprising super standout among the bunch.
I expected DC League of Super-Pets to be “ruff” but left super surprised. I admit that I was a little pet movie-d out when I sat down for DC League of Super-Pets. I mean, how many different pet movies would families actually want to watch this summer? However, it didn’t take long for me to fall for those adorable puppy eyes, the corny dog jokes, the DC super hero roast fest, and yes, even a few misty-eyed moments.
Warner Bros. is playing fetch with the big animation boys this summer. And they’re tugging at our heartstrings. While I would have guessed that DC League of Super-Pets would be on the B-list for animated family films, I have to admit that giving super heroes some pets was a risky twist that ultimately super pays off. Combining story, heart, familiar characters, humor, and action in one package – Warner Bros. has discovered their ultimate super power, creating an animated family film that ranks right up there with Lightyear and Minions: The Rise of Gru for summer 2022.
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