Is Star Wars: The Last Jedi OK for Kids?

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(Spoiler Free)  Tastefully dressed in Star Wars attire, six of us went to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi last night.  The group had four adults (three old enough to remember the original trilogy in theaters, and one who grew up on the prequels), we also had 10-year-old, plus a 6-year-old in tow.

 

As always it is hard to tell you about scary scenes without giving away spoilers.  I will do my best not to give too much away, but do read on at your own risk.

  • The opening space battle scene is pretty intense, and you see people get killed – not only “fast, action violence,” but also close up.
  • Snoke is scary!  He looks villainous and really gets in your face (especially if you are watching in 3D)
  • In the next big space battle there is a potentially traumatizing scene with Princess Leia.
  • At Luke’s hide-away, my son screamed when Rey falls into the water – but the following scene wasn’t as scary as he expected.
  • There is a lightsaber battle and a flashback on the rocks at Luke’s hide-away, which are quite intense, and very confusing for my son.
  • Back to Snoke!  This is one of my favorite scenes in the whole movie!  Some amazing battle scenes – but quite violent, and confusing for the little ones!
  • The space battle towards the end is not very intense visually, so my son was not scared by it.  However, a slightly older child who understand the implications of what is happening, might get really upset by it.
  • My son also was terrified when the Rebels and First Order start to battle on the Red Salt planet, but as far as battles go, this one doesn’t turn out that violent.
  • The end duel is also intense.  Of course!
  • And, just like the other Star Wars movies, there is death depicted in a several scenes, and you should expect to talk to you child about it.
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