Hey Comics — Kids! S02E38: Star Wars The Force Awakens
Be sure to visit our Patreon page! (patreon.com/heycomicskids ) We went to see Star Wars The Force Awakens as a family, and we all loved it. The boys deliver a perceptive — if not adoring — review.
Star Wars The Force Awakens as a teaching tool
From a parent’s perspective, Star Wars The Force Awakens is an excellent opportunity to talk about things like sexism and racism in terms that are real-world and significant to them. For example, in this podcast, we discussed how some fans were upset that one of the main characters was a woman and another was black. It was a way to discuss these issues in a way that they could relate to — and that’s not always so easy to do.
Back on the fanboy side of things, we discuss whether Kylo Ren was the most powerful Sith Lord we’ve seen thus far. He’s definitely more powerful than Darth Maul. But could he have stood toe-to-toe with Vader? We discuss it!
And I secretly hope that my experience with my soon-to-be-teenage sons goes a little better than Han Solo’s.
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