|"I don't want a photo! I want to go and see the movie!"|
Star Wars - it's all there in the title. People get hurt and killed and there are blasters and light sabres, and that is why it has to have a 12A rating. That 12A rating didn't exist back in 1977, but the original trilogy would have also had that rating if it existed.
|When's it gonna start Mum? (45 minutes of adverts!!)|
The storyline is your classic good versus evil and actually very Disney, so we should have known they could make it would work. Despite scary voices, masks and brooding darkness the bad guys are in no way 'real', they aren't a genuine threat, they're fairy story characters. Darth Vader would be mobbed rather than avoided if most children spotted him in the street...
The special effects are well done and don't get in the way of the film, the acting is pretty damned good, and the cast list astounding. It's amazing to see the older actors and younger fresh faces together on screen, they really worked well together and the main characters were incredibly likeable and talented.
Every single child leaving our packed cinema today was grinning, and no-one left early. If your child has never seen any Star Wars movies and is a bit sensitive then they might not like it. If they don't enjoy action movies they may not like it. But otherwise - go! Enjoy yourselves.
It got the thumbs up from us! We want to see the next one now!...
Disclaimer - If your child goes to see Star Wars and is scared and you have to leave I apologise sincerely. It is our 'opinion', and may not be true for everyone.