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Is Star Wars: The Last Jedi appropriate for kids?

Is Star Wars : The Last Jedi appropriate for kids? That is a question most parents are hoping the answer will be “Yes.” And there are many parents that will say, “I don’t care, I’m taking them no matter what.” As someone that grew up loving all things Star Wars related, I fall into the latter category.

Here’s what to expect:

The Last Jedi is like The Force Awakens in that there is a lot of action, many people die and has tense situations throughout the movie. This film does not have the dark tone Rogue One had, but more people die in Last Jedi than Force Awakens. There are few graphic deaths and Snoke might creep out younger kids.

Violence: There are mass deaths, but no blood. Some people die close up. It’s a Star Wars movie, so expect gunfights, lightsaber duels, explosions, and space warfare.

Scary images: There is more Snoke in this movie and his face and voice might scare younger viewers.
Cursing: I counted one word.

Sex: None.

Final Thoughts:

I will probably let my 5-year-old see this movie, but I acknowledge not all 5-year-olds should. As with my other movie reviews, parents know their children the best and what they can handle. If they were fine with the two more recent films and enjoy the Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy movies, they will enjoy this movie.

The Last Jedi is rated PG-13 for “Sci-Fi action violence.”

Lastly, I enjoyed the movie, but not as much as I loved The Force Awakens. I’ll see it again with my kids and will buy it when it is released on DVD. There were several humorous moments that helped break up the action scenes and the introduction of new characters helped make the film feel fresh.

2 comments

  1. You liked “The Force Awakens” more than “The Last Jedi”? I just finished watching TLJ at 2am this morning. My son and I absolutely loved it! I can comfortably state that it is IMHO the best movie since the original trilogy. I’m actually teetering on the commitment of saying it may be my favorite movie of the entire franchise at this point. I was worried about where they were going with the storyline, but I believe they’ve woven it into a take that will keep bringing more Star Wars stories to fans for generations to come!

    1. I did like the “Force Awakens” more. I want to explain, but it would spoil. Without giving away, I thought a new character was not given a good story, an old character was used improperly again, and what could have been an amazingly cool moment became an “eh.”

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