Wondering if Star Wars: The Last Jedi is right for your family? Read on and check out our NO SPOILERS review!
Star Wars has always been a part of my life. I can't remember when or where I saw the first set of movies, but I do know I've seen them probably thousands of times in the past 40 or so years. My husband is also a major Star Wars fan (he says it's the only movies he could watch every single day) and so our kids are also fans.
To say we were excited to see Star Wars: The Last Jedi early is an understatement! If you love Star Wars (and even if you don't!) the Last Jedi is a MUST see!
Star Wars: The Last Jedi: Family Movie Review
I was so curious to find who exactly is the Last Jedi. And the movie does such a fabulous job of allowing the characters to develop as you discover more of this story. I felt that this movie did a much better job of integrating the older movies with this newer set than The Force Awakens did. You see character you've loved your entire life and meet a few new ones as well.
It was sad knowing that this is the last time we will see Carrie Fisher as Princess Leia. But what a great move it call her last.
The Last Jedi has a lot of humor in it, which I really enjoyed! And while there is still that tension between light and dark, the movie is not overly “dark”. I felt it was actually a lot of fun.
My husband was disappointed that JJ Abrams did not direct the movie, but I thought Rian Johnson did a fantastic job.
Is The Last Jedi Family Friendly?
The Last Jedi is rated PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and, that truly is the ONLY reason it has that rating. There was no nudity, no gore, almost no profanity.” In The Last Jedi, the only even remotely “bad words” were “ass” and “hell” and they were used infrequently.
There is the tension between dark and light; and good and evil, but we open that discussion up to our kids and talk about life choices. The Supreme Leader Snokes looks more like a funny troll than anything scary. And kids seem to love Kylo Ren for some reason. There is one more “bad” guy in the movie, but he's not scary in the least.
So is it OK for kids? Well, that's up to you! We let our kids watch most of the sci-fi comic book type movies and this is no exception.
What are you waiting for? Grab your tickets and GO!
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