I am avoiding the other thread on Stardust because I don’t want to read any spoilers, so I’m going to ask here. I would like to take my seven year old son to see the movie, and I wanted to know the dopers opinions on whether it was appropriate. All the “kid’s movie review” type sites are sort of Christian based, and that’s not really what I’m interested in.
I don’t mind nudity, or profanity. I don’t even mind violence, to a point. What I’m interested in is “intensity,” for lack of a better word, and also, just generally whether or not you think a kid his age (he is quite smart, though) would be interested in/be able to follow the plot. I haven’t read the book ( I decided not to when I heard how involved Neil Gaiman was in the production, and thought it might be fun to see the movie without any preconceptions), so I don’t know how complicated it is.
He really is a smart kid, and he likes fantasy a lot. He’s seen Lord of the Rings, and followed that with only a couple explanations. That’s pretty much the most violent movies he’s ever seen though. Is Stardust about on that level? I don’t want anything too frightening, but he really has a very good grasp on reality, and is rarely frightened.
Does anyone who’s seen it have any opinions?
ETA: I was thinking of taking him to Pan’s Labyrinth when it came out, but read it was kinda violent in parts, so I left him home. I am so glad I did! Whoo, what a movie! So I’m trying to avoid stumbling into something like that.