Like the original, the sequel promotes forgiveness, redemption, teamwork. Flawed characters are given opportunity to redeem themselves for past mistakes. As with most superhero movies, courage, trust, working toward a common goal are also valued.
Frequent sci-fi/action violence, with chases and pursuits that put major characters in peril. Large-scale crashes, destruction, as well as one-on-one/group fights with injuries. Weapons used include blasters, guns, knives, pots and pans, flames, and more. A couple races against time to stop a missile from exploding. A woman is used as a human weapon. Giant ants attack people; sympathetic ants are eaten by seagulls. Flashbacks show young girls upset/in peril -- one who's sad when her mother leaves and, later, dies (offscreen), and another who ends up in constant pain/mortal danger after trying to save her doomed father (both parents are briefly shown dead). Threats.
Two kissing scenes between established couples. Flirting/loaded looks. Scott is shirtless in the bath.
Strong language includes "s--t," "badass," "ass," "goddammit," "bulls--t," "son of a bitch," "for Christ's sake," "Jeez," "Jesus," "oh my God," "for God's sake," "hell," "screwed," "hate," "idiot," "jerk," "dumb."
Brands/products featured prominently include Altoids, Pez (Hello Kitty), Entemann's, Hyundai Veloster, Cadillac Escalade, Hot Wheels, Mercedes Benz, Dell computers, The Fault in Our Stars. Also many promotional/product tie-ins to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, including references to specific members (like Captain America several times) and offscreen video games, figurines, toys, and apparel.
Drinking, Drugs & Smoking
Adults drink wine with a meal. Hope drugs Scott to take him away with her.