Well, the good news was that all three of them loved the movie. No one was scared, and we had a great time. The conversation on the way home was lively, and we discussed the various character arcs and wether or not we agreed with how they were handled. (I'm torn, but the kids thought things were handled brilliantly. Eh, what do they know? They're eleven.) I say that we talked in the car, because the kids are aware of my policy- No discussing the movie out loud as other people are waiting to see it!
But, back to the movie- what I can say without getting too spoilery is this: Hailey has a new favourite superhero. America Chavez captured her interest from the second she got on screen. It was great watching my daughter watching her. So far, Hailey's favourites of Scarlet Witch, and Wonder Woman were adults. They seemed to be unattainable figures, and aspirational in a way that America just isn't. She seems more real to Hailey- a kid like her. It helps that she's played so well by Xochitl Gomez. Hailey, like all the other girls in her class (and her brothers), absolutely loved The Babysitters' Club on Netflix (a cancellation, that like Julie and the Phantoms really upset our entire household. Seriously Netflix. WTF?) and Xochitl was Hailey's favourite actor on the show. She ended up liking the new Dawn, but it just wasn't the same. So seeing a real kid up there, kicking butt on the bog screen was amazing for her to see. We can't wait to see what happens next with her. We got home, and Phillip immediately handed her his collection of Young Avengers comics so she could have more Amerca Chavez!