Tag Archives: Star Wars Episode VII: The Force Awakens

Let your Kids Embrace their Dark Side

Let your Kids Embrace their Dark Side

GeekMom Melody is letting her daughter embrace the dark side through Star Wars Cosplay. Read More

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The Force Awakens the Feminist Hero We’ve Always Wanted

The Force Awakens the Feminist Hero We’ve Always Wanted

As I’ve said before, my daughter loves Star Wars. I’m sure it comes as no surprise to anyone that there is a small number of female characters in the Star Wars galaxy. And at her young age, even my fledgling padawan has noticed the lack of women in the galaxy. She would rather pretend to be Luke or Anakin because they get more involved in the action of the story. (“Leia needs to be rescued and Padme dies, Mom.”) Yes, Princess, now General, Leia and Padme do get in on the action, but if we are all honest with ourselves, the boys are the ones who get to play the role of hero and save the day. And then came Rey. Read More

(Non-Spoiler) ‘The Force Awakens’: Reinventing the Past for the Future

(Non-Spoiler) ‘The Force Awakens’: Reinventing the Past for the Future

Overall, I loved this movie. I really do think that it brings new life into a franchise that many love. I am pleased that it will be the first Star Wars movie experience my son has. I’m excited that he overcame his fears and came with us because when he is our age, he will remember this when he writes a blog post about the reinvention of a franchise that he fell in love with as a child. Read More

Is ‘The Force Awakens’ Okay for Younglings?

Is ‘The Force Awakens’ Okay for Younglings?

As the first of my Facebook friends to have seen The Force Awakens, I have gotten a lot of questions about whether it is little kid appropriate. L is 6-years-old, precocious cognitively, but very 6 emotionally. So, my answer is:

It is kid dependent. Multiple factors have to be considered before taking your youngling to go see this movie. Read More