Parents' Guide to

The Mandalorian

By Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 10+

Sci-fi violence, real magic in small-screen Star Wars show.

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age 11+

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age 12+

The Mandalorian Parents Guide

Rated TV-14 for sci-fi action and violence Sex & Nudity It's mentioned a male alien species is killed during 'mating' A character makes a brief remark to The Mandalorian about visiting the "Twi'lek healing baths," although the offer is promptly ignored. In chapter 6, characters make fun of a seemingly separated couples sexual relationship and make mild suggestive references. When they found out baby yoda was found in the mandalorians ship, one character remarked, "Did you two make this?". Other than that there's nothing else remotely inappropriate. Violence & Gore We see a man get cut in half. The action happens off screen, but his legs are seen briefly after it occurs The more graphic violence is completely off screen or cleverly hidden. Not very violent, but probably still a bit more violent than average Star Wars. There is no blood or gore, but some of the deaths are pretty brutal. These including being burned to death, being cut in half, a hammer being smashed into a stormtroopers face (all you see is helmet fragments flying through the air), lots on standard Star Wars blaster shooting. The mandalorian has a rifle and shoots another man. The man is instantly disentigrated Stormtroopers are shown with half-blasted off helmets as they lay dead. In another scene, the Mandalorian burns a Stormtrooper alive. We see the Stormtroopers burnt head afterwards. However, it is mostly covered by his helmet. The Mandalorian kills a large animal by stabbing it in the neck. Nothing majorly graphic is shown Carl Weather's character gets two giant gashes down his arm exposing muscle and blood but Yoda heals him and the wounds close. It's dimly lit so all we see is the cuts. Jawas are shown being disintegrated after being shot by The Mandalorian's rifle. Not graphic. The Mandalorian stabs a Stormtrooper in the back with a knife. However, the view is shown from the front side and no blood is seen In the beginning of Chapter 8, the scout troopers punch Baby Yoda for either biting their finger, or because he was squirming too much. This scene is either intense or comical depending on how you feel about it. The Child force chokes a woman. She is saved however. A man gets head trauma. Blood is seen on a woman's hand after she checks his wound. Profanity "Hell" is said 4 times. And the term "wise ass" is used once. "Bastard" used once. Bastard is used once. Pretty much no profanity One use of the word s*** in the 6th episode. Frightening & Intense Scenes While trapped in a prison there is an alarm accompanied by strobing lights. This may affect photosensitive viewers. Since this is the story of a bounty hunter, there will be more violence than in the Star Wars movies. Episode 1 - scenes of a sudden attack by the Mandalorian to the people in a bar. He kills them quickly with minimal violence. Episode 1 - The Mandalorian and a Bounty Droid have an intense and sudden fight with some enemies near the end of the first episode. This is intense, but with no blood. A child is aimed at by the sniper of a bounty hunter. While the bounty hunter misses and the child is unharmed this scene is still intense. Kuill is killed by troopers at the end of episode 7. We see a shot of Baby Yoda laying on the ground, to be later picked up by a trooper on a speeder bike. Then we see a shot of Kuill's dead body lying face-down with his dead Bluurg lying beside him. The episode ends after that A Scout-Trooper punches Baby Yoda. You hear Yoda scream. Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Some of the Mandalorian's bounty transactions occur in a bar. Alcohol is mentioned A character suggests to the protagonist that they should buy some "spice" (an implied drug in the star wars universe) and soon he'll have forgot everything that happened. my personal opinion on what the show should be rated is TV-14 for sci-fi action and violence brief suggestive content implied drugs and brief language

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Great messages
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Too much sex
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Too much consumerism
Too much drinking/drugs/smoking
13 people found this helpful.
age 7+

Really awesome show that is a must watch for all Star Wars fans!

I want to start out by saying I am 19 years old and have experience with taking care of young children. There is quite a bit of violence, as this show is Star Wars themed. If any parents have seen past Star Wars movies- the violence is about the same. I think any child would enjoy this show, it’s not scary at all, and the violence is not gory in any way. As long as you have taught your kid that hitting is not okay, and explain the show is just pretend you’ll be in the clear. Your child will most likely watch the show and be in awe with Grogu (The Child/“Baby Yoda”). I watched the Star Wars movies at a pretty young age, and the violence was no problem for me, however every child is different.

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (32 ):
Kids say (122 ):

Existing in a recognizable Star Wars universe yet telling a unique story of its own, this small-screen extension of the film franchise is, in a word, cool. Unlike other recent Star Wars narratives that circle rather obsessively around the Han-Luke-Leia story, The Mandalorian branches out with a character who's built on something of an Easter egg from 1977's A New Hope. Boba Fett was the most minor of characters who inspired major mystique; choosing a Boba Fett-like character to center this series around is an inspired choice. The series looks amazing too: Plenty of money was spent making a fantastically immersive world with creatures fans will recognize (Jawas and Kubaz and Kowakians, last seen giggling from Jabba the Hut's throne), and fascinating new characters to meet.

The Mandalorian himself is something of a lone gunslinger, making his way in a world beset with dangers. He's also a tragic figure -- we get some backstory on his terrible past, which will no doubt be brought to bear at some point -- and Pedro Pascal does an excellent job of making him sympathetic despite the handicap of a full-face mask. Like other Star Wars entries, The Mandalorian gets into some fan service: Franchise nerds will flinch happily when Ewok holiday "Life Day" pops up, and it's clear that the Empire is going to play some part in the story. But unlike other entries that felt like they were circling the drain of an increasingly overly fleshed-out story, The Mandalorian feels fresh and newly enchanting, just the thing for fans awaiting the next movie.

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