Hello, there. It’s been a long time coming, but Disney+ is finally streaming the Obi-Wan Kenobi series with episodes 1 and 2 available now. But is the Obi-Wan Kenobi series too scary for kids? This parents guide and review will help you decide if it’s ok and safe for your kids to watch.
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About The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series
Obi-Wan Kenobi begins 10 years after the dramatic events of Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith where Obi-Wan Kenobi faced his greatest defeat—the downfall and corruption of his best friend and Jedi apprentice, Anakin Skywalker, who turned to the dark side as evil Sith Lord Darth Vader.
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Is The Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Too Scary For Kids? Parents Guide and Review
Star Wars fans: it’s like a million voices all cried out in joy!
Because we’re finally getting the Obi-Wan Kenobi series we’ve been begging for.
Announced at the last D23 Expo in 2019, this was a must-see for many.
But does that include your children?
Is the Obi-Wan Kenobi series too stary for kids?
This parents guide for Obi-Wan will help you decide if your family can handle the gore, violence, language, sex, and nudity … or if the Younglings should sit this one out.
Please note: this Obi-Wan Kenobi parents guide is based on the first two episodes. We will update if things drastically change to give a heads up to parents when the new episodes come out.
Language: Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Parents Guide
From a traditional sense, the language in Obi-Wan is very clean and safe for kids.
There are no swears or profanity used in the first two episodes nor are there any uses of “Oh my g-d” or its variations.
Is Obi-Wan Safe For Kids? Sex and Nudity
There is no sex or nudity in the first two episodes.
From a sex standpoint, Obi-Wan Kenobi is safe for kids and kid-friendly.
Violence and Gore: Is Obi-Wan Kenobi Too Scary For Kids?
Star Wars movies and shows tend to be bloodless or show very little.
That seems to be following the course in the Obi-Wan series.
There are the typical fight scenes and perilous situations (blasters vs lightsabers, explosions, hand-to-hand combat) that could be concerning to some children. Especially the opening scene which features Order 66 being carried out.
For those that aren’t up to date, this is when the Jedi Order is massacred, including the Younglings (children) who are in the Jedi Temple (school) at the time.
This scene, right now, could be terribly impactful on young children in light of the most recent school shooting.
There’s also a child kidnapping and deaths shown on screen.
Is the Obi-Wan Kenobi series too scary for kids?
If they can handle some of these situations and topics in the realm of a Star Wars story, then they should be ok with this series.
Obi-Wan Kenobi Series Age Rating: What Ages Can Really Watch This One?
The series is rated TV-14 mostly for mature content and violence.
Can kids under 10 watch Obi-Wan Kenobi?
As always: you know your child best.
We think kids as young as 9 can handle this series, at least what we’ve seen so far, given that they have been exposed to Star Wars or similar movies/shows in the past.
So far, Obi-Wan Kenobi doesn’t seem as scary as The Mandalorian in some ways. That could change – and we expect it will. You know there’s always a BIG MOMENT ™ that pops up around episode 4-5 that could change this age rating.
Star Wars, and more Vader in particular, can get intense.
If you can screen in advance for future episodes before sitting down with young kids, we suggest doing just that.
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Patty Holliday is a parent movie reviewer, writer, and podcaster living in the Washington, DC area. Her goal is to bridge the gap between casual fandom and picky critic with parent movie and television reviews. As a lifelong fangirl and pop culture connoisseur, she’s been creating online since 2009. You can find her work at No-Guilt Disney.com, No-Guilt Fangirl.com, No-Guilt Life, and as host of the top-rated No-Guilt Disney Podcast.