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Star Wars movie for 8 y.o?

Hi all
Tried to search the forum, but did not find a definite answer.
Id like to take my 8 y.o. to the new Star Wars movie. The age rating for the film is 14/12, meaning kids as of 12 y.o. are allowed in if accompanied by an adult. At the same time, I believe that SW is fine for the age of 8.
Would cinema personnel refuse entry in this case? Did anyone have an experience bringing kids to the movies that had higher age rating in ZH cinemas?
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Old 15.12.2017, 15:00
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Re: Star Wars movie for 8 y.o?

I really don't think an 8yr old will enjoy the film, its a bit more adult orientated then the last one, and in places a lot more violent.

I got the impression disney realised they aren't making SW films for kids anymore
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Re: Star Wars movie for 8 y.o?

If they suspect the kid is to young they might ask for proof of age and then by law are demanded to refuse your kid entry.

You might be in luck that nobody asks or checks, you might be in bad luck and end up buying tickets for a nice cartoon (and download the movie at home)
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Re: Star Wars movie for 8 y.o?

Go see it first, then decide whether to take your kid...

As said, the movies are getting more 'confronting' as we go along...

Has he seen all the others ?
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Re: Star Wars movie for 8 y.o?

Just saw it yesterday, Disney completely destroyed Star Wars. It;s definitely made for kids now, looked more like comedy than action movie.

Nothing offensive either, imo it's fine for a 8yo
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Old 16.12.2017, 14:23
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Just saw it yesterday, Disney completely destroyed Star Wars. It;s definitely made for kids now, looked more like comedy than action movie.
So nothing's changed then?

I would read the 14/12 guidance as suggesting a maximum age limit, not a minimum.
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Just saw it yesterday, Disney completely destroyed Star Wars. It;s definitely made for kids now, looked more like comedy than action movie.

Nothing offensive either, imo it's fine for a 8yo
We just came back from the theater - that movie is a hot mess and I wouldn't recommend ANYONE going to see it, regardless of the age

Still, kids like this kind of stuff, and from what I know of 8 year olds (almost nothing), I didn't see anything dreadfully violent. I mean, other than the typical hacking and slicing that comes with light sabres, or course.
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Nothing offensive either, imo it's fine for a 8yo
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Just saw it yesterday, Disney completely destroyed Star Wars.
I agree based on TFA, but what did you think of Rogue One?
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Hi all
Tried to search the forum, but did not find a definite answer.
Id like to take my 8 y.o. to the new Star Wars movie. The age rating for the film is 14/12, meaning kids as of 12 y.o. are allowed in if accompanied by an adult. At the same time, I believe that SW is fine for the age of 8.
Would cinema personnel refuse entry in this case? Did anyone have an experience bringing kids to the movies that had higher age rating in ZH cinemas?
Age ratings are a cantonal thing. For example in ZG it is 9 and SG 12/10.
The cinema personal may prevent entry in case the age gap is to obvious.
In the worst case the police makes checks at the entrance Seen this only once when my dad brought my sister and me in a 16 movie. They asked how old we were and he said the right age and we just agreed
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Old 16.12.2017, 21:19
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Re: Star Wars movie for 8 y.o?

Just went and watched it. My verdict... Yes your eight year old can view it, if he or she is not coddled in cotton wool or is called Tarquin. In my opinion J.J. Abrams should never have been allowed to do either the starwars or the startrek stuff, perhaps in hell he will have to do documentaries, something like the life and death of lichen. If that is what passes for world cinema these days then ok, but I watched the original in 1977 so my expectations are quite high.
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Re: Star Wars movie for 8 y.o?

Don't know what you all are complaining about. I thought it was best of the new Star Wars movies and way better than Force Awakens.
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Re: Star Wars movie for 8 y.o?

I like the new star wars pretty much, but when this is your first star wars movie, it will be a struggle to follow the story.
The film in my opinion is not for a 8 year old kid, the kid should be at least 12 years old or older.
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Re: Star Wars movie for 8 y.o?

I would be careful.....there are many nicer cartoon that are probably more suitable for a 8 yrs boy (and probably with a better message as well)
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Re: Star Wars movie for 8 y.o?

I had no idea the rating was 12, we went with our kids on Saturday, our youngest is 8 years old, there's no way he looks 12 but he was let in anyway He enjoyed it, we all did
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