Vodcast, Episode II: How Young is Too Young for Star Wars?

How Young Is Too Young for Star Wars? - The Force Awakens

If you haven’t noticed, Star Wars: The Force Awakens is all set to, ahem, awaken the box office. In fact, thanks to Paul, you can already read our (spoiler free!) review here.

The resurgence of Star Wars fever in culture thanks to this latest installment in the franchise brings up a lot of great questions. Great questions that deserve great answers. To help bring you great Star Wars answers, I asked you to share your Star Wars questions and you did not disappoint. You asked some great Star Wars questions.

So, to help connect you with great Star Wars answers, Paul, Adam, and I have tackled your burning Star Wars questions (did I mention they were great?) in this LOL-worthy vodcast including…

– Which Star Wars movie should be watched first?

– Which droid is our favorite (and what are our other favorite things from Star Wars)?

And, most importantly…

– How young is too young to watch Star Wars?

Who wrote this?

Jake Roberson is Plugged In’s social media manager and strategist. He’s the father of four children and husband of one wife, and he quite likes life that way. He also likes writing about entertainment, pop culture, dadhood … and food. He’s also a former Guinness World Record holder for participating in the largest hacky sack circle. Catch up with him on Twitter @jake_roberson

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Ethan Tang More than 1 year ago
(coughcough) Did you say "spoiler free?" I'm sure there was a good number of spoilers, no offense. "On Jakku, a backwater planet now only valued as an orbiting salvage yard, both the Resistance and the Order hear rumors of a map that might lead to Luke.
 I mean, sure, there isn't a fine line to define "spoiler,"but there is a reason why they didn't reveal what Luke's role was. That was for the audience to figure out.
Antilles58 More than 1 year ago
I have a hard time considering that a spoiler, since it's revealed in the opening crawl.
Rocketshipper More than 1 year ago
I never thought the order of watching was really in dispute.  99.99% of the time any series should be watched in the order it was made.  thus, 4, 5, 6, 1, 2, 3.  It would be weird to do it any other way.  

Antilles58 More than 1 year ago
I'm someone who likes the prequels, and I agree with you completely.
MandyAnd Steinberger More than 1 year ago
I totally agree! It really depends on the child, and we need to really understand just what we are exposing our kiddos to. The violence and some of the more "revealing" moments. If we are going to watch it with them, we should talk to them and make sure we are on the same page and don't unintentionally condone any questionable themes. 
MandyAnd Steinberger More than 1 year ago
Oh, and my favorite is episode 1. And episode 4 is just "Star Wars".
Antilles58 More than 1 year ago
Wow! A favorite Episode I AND just calling Episode 4 "Star Wars!" That's an unusual combination! I'm impressed!
Antilles58 More than 1 year ago
you guys are ridiculous super nerds. love it. we would have good arguments. I don't say discussions - I say arguments, because I can tell we would definitely argue! (which we could do, since we're all in Colorado ;) Jake is right. It's A New Hope.

I've already shown my boys Star Wars - they're 5 and 3. They absolutely LOVE it.  Only one they haven't seen is Episode III, because it's got a lot more dark, graphic, and scary content.  Based on initial reviews, it seems 7 will be good for them, too.  We'll find out tonight!!!
jake_roberson More than 1 year ago
Ha! Take that Adam and Paul! Me and Antilles for the win!

(Thanks for backing me up, bro. Glad to have a fellow Packers fan in my corner on this one. It gives me, dare I say... a new hope.)
Antilles58 More than 1 year ago
Ok, now that I've seen the movie, I'm going to say 7 will be too violent for them.  The violence may not be more GRAPHIC than the other Star Wars films, but it definitely feels more visceral and raw. 
jake_roberson More than 1 year ago
I had a hunch that would probably end up being the case for my kiddos, too.