There is no simple answer to this question. As I’m still processing the movie and all the emotions I felt watching it. However, to begin, I have to say I was introduced to a love of all things Star Wars because of my kids.Honestly, before kids I had never seen one of these movies. Then one day I sat down and began watching them with my then 6 year old (now 10) we began with #1 and finished at #6 and we couldn’t get enough. When The Force Awakens came out we were there opening day and experienced the thrills of the continuation of this story. So now as I sit here and have had about 10 calls from friends asking me if they should take their kids to see this movie, I can ultimately say I will be taking my kids to see it tomorrow. I can honestly say I would even take 4.0 if his attention was enough to sit through a 2 hour movie.
That being said,this movie has a lot of lessons. Lessons that are important for our kids. The main one is that even ordinary people can do extraordinary things. Really extraordinary things. You just have to have the Courage ,bravery and commitment. Star Wars fans will fall in love with these characters that will in essence give the Rebels a New Hope. Children will be engaged in the story line and may not get what adults will from this movie. However, in the end this is a movie to be enjoyed by the whole family. Then talked about as a family.
This movie will serve as a valuable teaching tool for parents.So make sure and embrace the lessons and go with them once you’re done with the ugly crying you will indeed have at the end. Yes there will be Ugly Crying for people invested in the story line.
In the end, it will be up to you as a parent to decide if your child should watch it. However, If your children have seen the other movies and enjoyed them, they’ll be as good as gold.
As a side note,there is violence and killing because well it’s Star Wars, however Gareth stuck to the original ideal of making the deaths as non violent as one could have. He really did grasp that feel from the “original 3”.
So I leave you with a fun featurette to get you excited about this movie and I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.