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My Personal Thoughts on Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens
I saw Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens opening weekend and I wanted to share my personal thoughts about the movie. Don't worry, no spoilers. First of all, I very much enjoyed the movie and found it as exciting and entertaining as all of the rest of the Star Wars movies (seeing it in IMAX 3D was well worth it!). There are new heroes and familiar characters and themes. Even though I throughly enjoyed the movie, I do NOT recommend it for young children. My professional recommendation is that this movie for ages 10 and up. I believe it was violent and there are some significant dual scenes that lead to injuries and death. I should clarify that while all Star Wars movies contain some level of violence, I believe there is a different level of emotions associated with scenes in this movie that may be difficult for young children to process. It is a good idea for parents to see the movie first so you can make an informed decision that best meet the needs of your children. Having seen it, I am not planning to bring my own children to see it (they are 8 and 6).
Click here to read Common Sense Media's review of the movie.
Click here for 5 conversations to have with your kids after seeing it.