My son, a first grader, has decided to be Anakin Skywalker for Halloween. The trouble is that he has never seen any of the Star Wars movies. Every Friday night, as a family thing, we rent a movie, make popcorn and have a 'Family Movie Night' together. The kids love it because they get to stay up late that one night and we all snuggle. So, of course Derek now wants to see Star Wars, Episode I. I haven't seen it, but my husband has and he has some reservations, saying it is pretty violent. For those of you who have seen it, what do you think? Have your kids seen it? I am not a complete movie lightweight as far as the kids are concerned. They have seen all of the Harry Potter movies (but will not see the new one yet, owing to its PG-13 rating). They have also seen the Princess Bride and National Treasure as well as most of the popular animated movies out there like The Incredibles.
What do you think? Is it appropriate for a first grader? And lets not forget his four year old sister (who, being the second child, watches movies that I would have screamed at had anyone tried to show them to my first child at her age!).