I don’t know why some people might consider this a controversial statement, but Star Wars is for children. You know what? That’s okay, because adults can enjoy entertainment geared towards children. My basement has a shrine for Super Mario Bros. and Star Wars is for Mario. What stops me from buying every toy and cereal box featuring the plumber? Hell no! I’m a 38-year-old man and I’m proud to have Super Mario Chess sitting right beside my Super Mario Bros. Power Up Card Game.
But if you tell certain Star Wars fans that their favorite franchise is for children, then watch out, because you’ll likely have to duck a toy lightsaber. And look, I’m not judging you! When I was in Hollywood, I felt the same way. “ruined”My beloved Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles with those horrendous Michael Bay flicks.
That said, I can’t be too upset that the TMNT movies weren’t any good because the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles are for children. Star Wars is the same, and here are five reasons I came to that conclusion. And again, remember, it’s okay. Star Wars can be enjoyed by anyone at any age. Even adults can enjoy Star Wars.
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Star Wars’ success has been largely due to the popularity of toys (made for children).
Are you sure Star Wars would be as popular without its many incarnations? toys? You might think that this is kind of like the way I have lots of Super Mario Brothers. toys all over my basement, I’m sure a lot of adults are scooping up Lego Death Stars or action figures to put up on their mantles.
I hate to break it to you, but it’s really only our generation that’s deemed it widely acceptable to collect toysAs adults, we can collect action figures and other toys. As if watching cartoons was something only children did growing up, collecting action figures is also a way to show your appreciation for them. toys and video games used to be seen as kid’s stuff for the most part.
And while I know that’s now changed substantially (I mean, who do you think is buying all of these Pokemon cards these days?), toysStar Wars toys and merchandise are still designed for children. Go to any Target or Walmart and you’ll find plenty of toysRey holding her lightsaber and Baby Yoda standing next to Hot Wheels & Barbie. Yes, it’s fine to collect (and even play with) toys if you’re an adult, but let’s not fool ourselves. Star Wars’ toysFor the most part, they are designed and manufactured for children. Batteries are not included.
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Star Wars is a popular topic that many people discover and love as a child.
The whole “it ruined my childhood”Arguments only work if you admit that you fell in love as a child with a property. It’s strange that adults are complaining about the Disney Star Wars Trilogy or the prequels. Both the sequels and the prequels were not made with adults in mind. Both were created for children and included action figures for the occasion. kidsThe theater was closed.
Star Wars was a popular franchise that many people fell in love with at an early age. The prequels and later the sequels were created to appeal to a new generation. Not your generation. Not your generation. kids’ generation. Yes, it was a bit too nostalgic to bring back Han, Luke and Lando in the sequels, but Disney is smart and well aware of the reactions of fans to the prequels.
Let me tell you one thing. The prequels were not liked by adults. kidsEveryone who saw them loved them. That’s their Star Wars, and for a whole generation, the Disney trilogy is their Star Wars. Star Wars is a show for children. This brings me to the next point.
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All Movies and Programs are not Rated R, nor will they (likely) ever be).
If you’re still waiting for that edgy, Rated-R Star Wars movie or TV show where a Jedi slices somebody’s head off, and blood gushes everywhere, stop, because it’s (likely) never going to happen. Star Wars was created in 1977. Episode III: Revenge of the Sith, the first Star Wars movie to reach PG-13 status, took 28 years. And I remember that being a big deal at the time—a PG-13 Star Wars movie!? Can you believe it?
While all of the sequels were PG-13 movies, there are very few films these day that are rated PG. And if the trilogy had come out when the prequels did, I’m pretty sure they likely would have also been PG since they’re pretty tame. My children, aged 6 and 4, watched the sequels. Star Wars is not Marvel after all. This brings me to my next point.
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Star Wars Would Not Be One Of The Pillars Of Disney+ If It Was For Adults
Disney+, up to this point anyway, has not put out anything that a 13-year-old teenager can’t watch. Their focus so far has been more family-oriented programs, and for Star Wars to be one of the five pillars of Disney+, I think that’s proof that it’s not really intended just for adults. Marvel, which has violent content and drops some S words, is most likely the most popular. “mature” content on Disney+, and that I won’t let my children watch just yet. But I won’t have a problem with them watching it when they’re 13. And it’s safe enough for all of us to enjoy as a family by that point. A Clockwork Orange, it’s not.
It is interesting to note that The Simpsons, which has a probably equally large collection than Star Wars, is not among the Disney+ pillars. Granted, it could just be because Disney acquired Fox after they launched Disney+, but it might also be because the show can get a little risqué at times, and Disney might not want it sitting next to Pixar and Star Wars. This is just a theory.
Speaking of Fox, Disney now owns Deadpool, but you don’t see that on Disney+, which is decidedly for adults. I mean, you do see the PG-13 X-Men movies, but where’s the rated-R Logan? That’s not on Disney+. They now own it. So, I think that’s just further proof that Star Wars is safe, and even intended for children. It’s safe enough for kids if it’s available on Disney+. Teenagers can still be considered children.
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The plots are simple enough that even a child could understand them
Star Wars is a beloved franchise because its stories are simple, easy-to-follow and incredibly entertaining. Star Wars is so simple that everyone can follow it. kids. The stories are simple enough to be understood by everyone around the globe. Star Wars does not include The Expanse. It’s not Battlestar Galactica.
The recent movies have no morally ambiguous characters (Except maybe in Star Wars Rogue One). Nobody is going to wonder if those who look like space Nazis are the good guys. Hell, even bad ass Han Solo was edited to make it look like he DIDN’T shoot first. I mean, damn, that’s what made Han Solo awesome, and now it’s gone.
Of course, all of this is intentional. Star Wars should be enjoyed by children so that adults can purchase them. toysand Yoda Yoda Yoda t-shirts. I’ve already made this point before. Again, it’s fine if you, a grown-ass adult, enjoy Star Wars. You can also love Toy Story, Moana, and Spider-Man just as much, but that doesn’t mean it’s not for children. Just think, would Disney have spent billions of dollars to acquire Star Wars if it WASN’T as broad as possible? No. Disney purchased Star Wars from the kidsAnd the child in all of us. Is that really a bad thing?
Star Wars is, indeed, for kids, and that’s okay. But what do YOU think? Star Wars is for adults or the kids just think it’s cool to like what adults like (Nah, but you’re free to think what you want)? Whatever your opinion, keep checking this site often to get the latest Star Wars information. May the force always be with you. Always.