Star Wars

App review by
Paul Semel, Common Sense Media
Star Wars App Poster Image
A galaxy far, far away … in the palm of your hand.

Parents say

age 7+
Based on 1 review

Kids say

age 7+
Based on 2 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Most of the app uses the touchscreen, though the "Force Trainer" game has you tilting your phone left and right.

Violence & Scariness

References to conflicts in the movies; "Force Trainer" has users swinging a lightsaber.

Sexy Stuff
Language

In one of the "Sound Board" quotes, Princess Leia refers to Han Solo as a "stuck up, half-witted, scruffy-looking, nerf herder." 

Consumerism

Obvious objective of this app is to get you to see the movies, buy the books, and play the games. Option to buy posters and use with augmented reality feature.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that the Star Wars app is an informational, interactive, but ultimately promotional tool for fans of the Star Wars movies, books, games, and TV show, Star Wars Rebels. It includes a variety of activities, including a simple lightsaber game, a selfie maker, news, a "This day in Star Wars history" section, a soundboard of quotes and sound effects, and videos that include trailers for the movie The Force Awakens. It does not, however, include any graphic images nor any social or sharing aspects, though you can send your selfies to friends through your existing social media apps.

User Reviews

  • Parents say
  • Kids say
Parent Written byAmanda G. March 24, 2018

Its good for mature kids

it is very nice for children but some scenes make it difficult for others to understand so if you have a mature child it would be best
Teen, 14 years old Written byjothamshepherd August 16, 2017

bbest ever

most incredsible movies and must see
Kid, 8 years old April 29, 2018

Insulting Language

It's really good except for the insulting language. It happens when you're in light saber training if you're on the Sith side. I can't rem... Continue reading

What's it about?

STAR WARS is a promotional and informational app and, as such, doesn't have a story. Instead, it's a series of activities and mini-games that serve as promotion for the 2015 movie. The app includes GIFs, audio quotes, video clips, a lightsaber game, Star Wars news, a selfie creator, and an augmented-reality feature you can use in conjunction with a poster, if you purchase one.

Is it any good?

For a promotional tool, Star Wars is pretty cool. Not only does it give you up-to-date news and the latest trailers and videos, but it also lets you make selfies with yourself as a Jedi, gives you GIFs for easy meme-ing, and offers a soundboard that has such sound effects as Chewbacca laughing, Darth Vader breathing, and a lightsaber powering up, as well as quotes from Han Solo ("I got a bad feeling about this"), Qui-Gon Jinn ("Don't touch anything"), and Princess Leia ("I'd just as soon kiss a Wookie"). There's even a simple lightsaber game and a "This day in Star Wars history" ticker, and it uses your phone's GPS not only to tell you the temperature but also what planet in the galaxy far, far away has similar weather. In other words, it's everything Star Wars fans would want in an app, whether the Force is strong in them or not.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about promotions and commercials. Why do companies create apps before a movie comes out?

  • Talk about the Star Wars story, if your kids don't know it already. Who are the main characters and what are their objectives? Discuss the positive messages. Is it easy to win? What does it take to face a challenge?

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