Netflix We Can Be Heroes is a movie your kids are going to love and as an adult, you will enjoy it too! Check out the details in my parents guide movie review.
When I first watched the trailer for Netflix’s We Can Be Heroes, and saw it starred Pedro Pascal and Priyanka Chopra, I knew I had to check it out! I am a fan of The Mandalorian and love me some Pedro, who is also in another little movie which opened this weekend, Wonder Woman 1984. And as a huge fan of Bollywood, with Priyanka Chopra being a part of this movie, it was a perfect combination of pairing my love for Bollywood with Hollywood. Check out all the details in my parents guide movie review.
We Can Be Heroes Parents Guide
Missy Moreno (YaYa Gosselin) is the daughter of Marcus Moreno (Pedro Pascal), who is a retired super hero, but unlike her dad she does not have any powers. When the super heroes of the world are taken captive by aliens, the super hero children are taken to a bunker to insure their safety. One of the children in the bunker is Guppy (Vivien Lyra Blair), who’s the daughter of Sharkboy and Lavagirl. Hence, this being sort of a follow up to The Adventures Of Sharkboy and Lavagirl movie.
The kids are being watched over by Ms. Granada (Priyanka Chopra Jonas), however, they soon realize it is going to be up to them to save their parents. So, they break out of the bunker and head off to face the aliens themselves!
We Can Be Heroes Age Appropriate
Let’s take a look at what parents need to be aware of before allowing their kids to watch We Can Be Heroes.
Language: The language in this film is very safe. The strongest phrase you might hear is something like “Oh, my God.”
Violence: With a super hero film, of course you are going to see fighting scene and this is no different. You will see the super heroes punching and zapping the aliens. No one dies in the film, however, death is talked about because Missy’s mother has passed away and she is being raised by her dad.
I’ve never seen the movie The Adventures Of Sharkboy And Lavagirl and was unsure about watching We Can Be Heroes, since it is a follow up to that film. If you are wondering the same, you can rest assure that, although this film contains their child, Guppy and Sharkboy does make an appearance in this film, the story is still easy to follow without watching the first. Since we are on the Sharkboy discussion, I will say it felt a bit strange that Sharkboy didn’t speak in this film and had his face covered the entire time. I had to go back and do a bit of research, only to find out that, in the first film he does speak but since the actor was replaced in this film, they decided to make him “mute” and cover his face.
Now when it comes to kid actors in films, it can be iffy as far as the acting goes. I will say this group of kids did great in We Can Be Heroes! My girl Priyanka, well she shined like always. It doesn’t matter what project she works on, whenever I see her on screen she just oozes elegance and class. And last but not least, Pedro Pascal. It seems like whatever Pascal touches these days, it turns to gold. We Can Be Heroes may not win any Academy awards but if you take it for what it is, a fun movie the kids will enjoy, it delivers.
This film is geared towards the 10 and under crowd, but as an adult, I enjoyed it! Not only was it a fun movie to watch but the overall message of “being stronger as a team” is a great lesson to learn. And let’s be honest, it doesn’t matter how old you are, super heroes are cool!