Code 8 Part 2 parents guide: Is the sci-fi movie appropriate for kids?

Find out if Code 8: Part 2 is appropriate to watch with kids in our parent guide below!
Photo: Robbie Amell in Code 8.. Image Courtesy Vertical Entertainment
Photo: Robbie Amell in Code 8.. Image Courtesy Vertical Entertainment /

It feels like a lifetime since we were last in Lincoln City, watching the fugitives Connor Reed (Robbie Amell) and Garrett Kelton (Stephen Amell) turn the whole city upside down in the first Code 8 film. Now half a decade later, we finally returned to the sci-fi world where individuals with superhuman abilities, known as Powers, face discrimination and oppression.

Code 8: Part 2 made its highly anticipated debut on Netflix U.S. on February 28, 2024, and we're sure there's plenty of you itching to find out what's been going on in Lincoln City. The official synopsis for the sequel, as per IMDb, reads:

"Code 8: Part 2 follows a girl fighting to get justice for her slain brother by corrupt police officers. She enlists the help of an ex-con and his former partner, and together they face a highly regarded and well-protected police sergeant who doesn't want to be."


But before you press play for family movie night, you might be wondering whether the sequel is appropriate to watch with kids. Well, you're in luck! We have a full parent guide for Code 8: Part 2 below, providing you with all the details you need to make an informed decision about whether this is suitable for your kids, or if the sequel to the 2019 film is best kept for after-dark when the kids are all tucked up in bed.

Without further ado, let's dive into our parent guide!

Is Code 8: Part 2 appropriate for kids?

Photo: Robbie Amell in Code 8.. Image Courtesy Vertical Entertainment /

The thrilling sequel to the 2019 science fiction movie continues the story of a world where individuals with superhuman abilities are closely monitored by robots. Before deciding whether it's appropriate for family film night, it's crucial to consider various aspects of the film's content.

So, is the film kid-friendly? Well, let's not beat around the bush - the film features mature themes, violence, language, and some sexual content that may not be suitable or appropriate for younger children. According to Common Sense Media, Code 8: Part 2 is recommended for viewers over 14 years old, while IMDb and other sites suggest it's appropriate for those over the age of 15.

That being said, the film offers an excellent opportunity to engage in discussions about ethics, justice, and technology's role in today's society, making it a great trigger for open conversations. So, before making Code 8: Part 2 a part of your family movie night, parents should carefully weigh these factors and consider their children's sensitivity to such content!

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Netflix : Illustration / Chesnot/GettyImages

For those still keen to watch a film or a series with the kids, Netflix has a treasure trove of sci-fi and fantasy gems just waiting to be devoured! Some of our top suggestions currently streaming, include:

  • The Adam Project (2022) - Rated PG-13
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender (2024) - Rated TV-PG
  • The Dragon Prince (2023) - Rated TV-Y7
  • Eden (2021) - Rated TV-PG
  • Pacific Rim (2013) - Rated PG-13
  • Ready Player One (2018) - Rated PG-13
  • Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse (2023) - Rated PG

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