Spoiler-Free Star Wars: The Last Jedi: The Women, The Porgs, The Funny and Age Appropriateness with FREE activity sheets


Are you ready for Star Wars: The Last Jedi? Here’s where I admit that I’m sure I’ve seen all of the original movies, I really should watch them again. So, I might not know all of the history and I enjoyed the movie. I also am not allowed to tell you any spoilers.

You can now get a digital copy or 4K Ultra HD Blu-ray and Blu-ray disc on March 27!

Plan on being super tense. Like I was on the edge of my seat and had to tell myself to relax a couple times. It’s 2.5 hours and I was engaged the entire time.

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So…go buy it already!

“In Lucasfilm’s Star Wars: The Last Jedi, the Skywalker saga continues as the heroes of The Force Awakens join the galactic legends in an epic adventure that unlocks age-old mysteries of the Force and shocking revelations of the past. Star Wars: The Last Jedi opens in U.S. theaters on December 15, 2017.”

Yes, secrets are revealed. Kind of. Stories are told. But, what I can tell you is reasons I think you should see it without spoiling the movie.

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The Women

The Force Awakens definitely started a trend of showing more women and more women in amazing roles. That doesn’t stop here. Laura Dern is Amilyn Holdo in THE LAST JEDI. And she plays quite an important role as a very knowledgable leader.

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And of course, Leia as Carrie Fisher’s final role before passing. It will surely be interesting to see where IX takes us with her no longer here.

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Rose Tico, played by Kelly Marie Tran is the ultimate new character. She’s raw and emotional and energetic. You can’t help but be enamored with her and want more.

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Rey so much turmoil and struggle and questioning. What is she going to do with The Force?

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The Porgs

I need a Porg in my life. Just wait until you see them with their big, expressive eyes. There are some other fun new creatures, too that you will get to meet.

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The Funny

Maybe it’s my old age, or lack of memory, but I feel like they definitely added in more humor to this movie than previous movies. After the movie and talking with two friends, we couldn’t decide if it was appreciated, or if it was too much, so you’ll have to be the judge.

Age Appropriateness

It’s rated PG-13. If your children have seen the other movies, I think this one really won’t be a problem for them. There’s a couple dark scenes, but nothing too scary or gross. I feel like I recall one “bad word” but it wasn’t worthy of an R-rating.

I will remind you though, it’s 2.5 hours which is A LONG time for a little kid to sit in the theater. So, consider that when you decide if your kids will go see it.

Watch it once for the story. And then watch it again for the details you miss.

Do you have plans to see it?

Check out these great Star Wars The Last Jedi activity sheets:

Star Wars The Last Jedi Activity Sheets

Bonus features include*:

The Director and the Jedi – Go deep behind the scenes with writer-director Rian Johnson on an intimate and personal journey through the production of the movie—and experience what it’s like to helm a global franchise and cultural phenomenon.

Balance of the Force – Explore the mythology of the Force and why Rian Johnson chose to interpret its role in such a unique way.

Scene Breakdowns

  • Lighting the Spark: Creating the Space Battle – Get a close-up look at the epic space battle, from the sounds that help propel the action, through the practical and visual effects, to the characters who bring it all to life.
  • Snoke and Mirrors – Motion capture and Star Wars collide as the filmmakers take us through the detailed process of creating the movie’s malevolent master villain.
  • Showdown on Crait – Break down everything that went into creating the stunning world seen in the movie’s final confrontation, including the interplay between real-word locations and visual effects, reimagining the walkers, designing the crystal foxes, and much more.

Andy Serkis Live! (One Night Only) – Writer-director Rian Johnson presents two exclusive sequences from the movie featuring Andy Serkis’ riveting, raw on-set performance before his digital makeover into Snoke.

Deleted Scenes – With an introduction and optional commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.

Audio Commentary – View the movie with in-depth feature audio commentary by writer-director Rian Johnson.

* Digital bonus offerings may vary by retailer.

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    1. Did you all see it again? Our kids haven’t seen it and they said they weren’t really interested, but I went and saw it again with my husband!

  1. Great review, Liv. I’ve only seen it once so far (dying to see it again!), but both me and my 14 year old son loved it. I agree with all your points, especially the first. Rey was a great character to begin with but I really loved Laura Dern’s character. At first, I found her off-putting but she grew on me very quickly! And Rose was fantastic! Love her!

    1. Hah. Sorry, Krystyn! I called you “Liv” because I was reading the comment above as I was typing!

    2. I actually went and saw it again with my husband this past weekend. See it again, you see other things you miss the first time.

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