Solo: A Star Wars Story is a pleasant surprise and breath of fresh air from a parent’s perspective. Is Solo: A Star Wars Story kid friendly? As a Star Wars fan and mom, I say, “YES!” Here’s the information on the language, violence, nudity, and whether the young Han Solo movie is ok for kids.
Is Solo: A Star Wars Story Kid Friendly?
When asking whether Solo is kid friendly, at first glance, you can check off most of the boxes. There aren’t too many 4-letter words, there’s no nudity, even the violence is less than most Star Wars movies. However, does that mean you should take your kids? Here’s my opinion.
A Parent’s Guide to Han Solo Movie
In this story line about the young Han Solo, many people are wondering how it stacks up to the rest of the Star Wars movies. Well as a parent’s guide to Solo: A Star Wars Story, I’ll break it down
Sexual Content in Solo: A Star Wars Story
There is no nudity in Solo, but there are some kissing scenes. There are a couple of passionate kisses where maybe my children 9 and under might cover their eyes, but nothing overtly sexual.
Language in Solo: A Star Wars Story
I try my best to give an accurate depiction on how much profanity is in a film for my kid friendly movie reviews, but sometimes I get really engrossed in a film, and I miss it. I counted about a handful of swear words including a**, sh**, damn, and hell. There were about 7, I would say.
Many people also ask me about references to God. I watched it a second time and did not catch any taking of the Lord’s name in vain.
Violence in Solo: A Star Wars Story
As far as violence is concerned, is Solo kid friendly? I would say this is the least violent of the Star Wars movies. That doesn’t mean there aren’t some great action scenes. There are fights and battles, blasters and other weapons killing people, explosions, but it’s not over the top.
I would still use caution with children that are sensitive to violence. While I tend to be more lenient with violence in Star Wars movies, because of the fantasy aspect (space, different types of weapons, lack of blood), you know your child best. Don’t force them to watch a movie they’re not comfortable with or screen it before you decide to take them.
I took all my girls ages 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13, and they were fine. My 7-year-old did come over a couple of times to sit next to me, especially during tense scenes that involved Chewbacca.
Should You Take Kids to See Solo: A Star Wars Story?
Solo: A Star Wars Story is rated PG-13 and is 135 minutes long. If your children are big Star Wars fans, I think they’ll love the story of young Han Solo. This film is a love letter to fans. Director Ron Howard said it’s for the fans. The moment the Millennium Falcon appears on screen, that’s it. Hooked!
Alden Ehrenreich is not Harrison Ford, and I’m glad he’s not. He brings his own coolness and vulnerability to the character. Star Wars references are sprinkled throughout the film and hearing the crowd cheer during the screening made me smile every time.
Kids will love Chewbacca, the Millennium Falcon, the new characters, and the surprises that tie in the other Star Wars films. Emilia Clarke as Qi’ra is a powerful, lovable female lead and Donald Glover as Lando is perfect.
There is a lot of humor in this film without being raunchy. As a mother, I really appreciate that. Phoebe Waller-Bridge as droid L3-37 had me rolling laughing. She’s a self-made droid, and her sassiness in unique.
My girls ADORED L3 and thought she was hilarious! I loved that they gave her such personality!
What Ages Should Watch Solo?
I recommend Solo: A Star Wars Story for ages 8 and up as long as they are Star Wars fans. It may be a little long for younger viewers even with bribes of popcorn and candy. However, I don’t think there’s anything too scary for even the smallest Star Wars fans.
There are some scary creatures and people die which could upset children, but all my girls loved it! They left saying, “Wow, that was so much better than I thought it would be.”
I don’t know why we’re not giving Alden, Ron Howard, and the rest of the cast their dues. It’s a fun film and a fantastic origin story.
So, is Solo kid friendly? Overall, I say Solo: A Star Wars Story is kid friendly and a great family film. You’ll leave entertained, pumped up, and ready for more!
Solo: A Star Wars Story is in theaters now!