I’ve learned that the majority of Star Wars fans don’t want any spoilers. Nothing. No emotion, no details, no anything. Just leave them in peace. So if you’ve watched trailers, you’ll be fine here. If you don’t even like that, then leave now. However this semi-review is for the parents. Is Star Wars: The Last Jedi kid friendly? What ages would be safe watching Star Wars: The Last Jedi?
Is Star Wars: The Last Jedi Kid Friendly?
It’s a good time to be a Star Wars fan! Like I said before, I won’t talk too much. I don’t want to give anything away that hasn’t been out there, but I’ll tell you what, I’m bringing all my girls ages 13 to 5 to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi.
Profanity: I counted one swear word. ETA: I watched The Last Jedi again and caught 3 more. There’s an a**, hell, damn, and bastard.
Sexual Content: No nudity and no sexual content. There is a kiss, some glances, and a bare male chest exposed.
Violence: Now here is where your mileage may vary depending on your child. I took my youngest to see Rogue One when she was 4. She was fine and had no issues other than burying her face during a few scenes. She may have even dozed off at some point. However, then she watched Rogue One with my husband the other day and did not like it. There are fight scenes, deaths, explosions, and bad guys in typical Star Wars fashion, but I would say Star Wars: The Last Jedi is more kid friendly than Rogue One.
Here is my Mom’s Guide to Rogue One For Kids, and you can see if you agree with my assessment last year.
Why I’m Taking My Kids to Watch Star Wars: The Last Jedi
With as little detail as possible, here’s why I’m taking my girls to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi in theaters and why it’s okay for my kids.
They are Star Wars fans. They enjoy the movies, so I know they’ll want to see this one. With favorites like Princess Leia, Rey, Luke Skywalker, Captain Phasma, and BB-8 returning, they’re thrilled!
More Female Roles. I can’t tell you how this makes me happy. And with the addition of Rose Tico, more diversity in roles, too. As the mother of 5 girls, I’m supporting the franchise.
It’s entertaining. Whether you’re a new Star Wars fan, whether you’re a die hard, whether you’re just here for the popcorn and treats, you will be entertained. I loved it! I can’t guarantee whether you’ll love it, too, because there are so many layers to a Star Wars fan, but I will guess your kids will enjoy themselves, especially if they enjoyed the other Star Wars movies.
Porgs. I admit, I was not on the Porg bandwagon. They are not as annoying as I thought they would be, and your kids will probably love them. I know my kids will think they are adorable and funny. They are certainly not Jar Jar Binks. He still gives me nightmares.
Side note: I read a poll where people liked Jar Jar more than Jyn Erso! Who are you people? If that’s you, then our opinions in movies are not simpatico.
Teaching Lessons. I always have a good talk with my kids about the Light Side versus the Dark Side after a Star Wars movie. I will do it again for this movie!
Humor. They threw in some laughs for the audience, which children and parents will appreciate.
What Ages Do I Recommend and Is The Last Jedi Okay for Kids?
I would recommend Star Wars: The Last Jedi for children ages 8 and older. If your child is more sensitive to violence and death, than I would recommend older. You know your child best. There are some darker themes, tense moments, dark side evil, but, there are also heroes. If your children have seen the other Star Wars movies, then new creatures, characters, and lands await! I’d classify Star Wars: The Last Jedi as a PG-13 family friendly movie.
I wish I could give you my opinion on all the things, but I won’t. I may need to start a Facebook support group for discussions after everyone sees it, though.
Star Wars: The Last Jedi is in theaters December 15th! Go and watch it quickly, like lightspeed fast! It’s definitely in my top 3 Star Wars movies.