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The Mandalorian Season 3 Review | Safe for Kids? Parents Guide to the TV Series
“Do the magic hand thing.”
It’s hard to believe that it’s been almost 3 years since we last saw our favorite Star Wars duo in Season 2 of The Mandalorian. It might be even harder to believe that this is the first time that I am actually reviewing The Mandalorian – period. (I blame the pandemic on that blunder.) Grogu and Din Djarin are back after taking a back seat to other Star Wars original series on Disney+.
The Book of Boba Fett in December 2021. A nostalgic meh.
Obi-Wan Kenobi in May 2022. Double meh.
Andor in September 2022. Finally, Star Wars worthy.
But after a 3 year hiatus, is The Mandalorian looking a little lackluster after a full barrage of roller coaster emotional Star Wars original show releases? In this new In The Mandalorian Season 3 Review | Safe for Kids?, I’m breaking down the visuals, the story, a full TV-14 age rating explanation for violence, adult themes and language, and what kids’ age recommendation is recommended to watch in this new 2023 Star Wars TV series parents guide to season 3 of the TV streaming show on Disney+. A no-spoiler parent review of The Mandalorian S3, does this Star Wars series retain it’s crown as the best original Star Wars show?
As if Grogu couldn’t get any cuter…2023 The Mandalorian is finally here. And the cutest creature in the galaxy gets even more visually cuter for this round of Star Wars original streaming television show episodes. Be prepared for even more Bounty Hunter adventures, Grogu spiky hair details, and even more Star Wars Easter Eggs, nostalgia, and familiar visuals – just what we would expect from the Star Wars award-winning series.
Photosensitivity Warning. Some flashing lights sequences and patterns comparable to the first 2 seasons of The Mandalorian are present in Season 3. Expect blaster gun shoot outs, use of sci-fi weapons, and explosions that may be triggering to some viewers.
Pedro Pascal (HBO’s “The Last of Us“) returns to don his beskar helmet once again as The Mandalorian teams up with Grogu for another season of Star Wars sci-fi adventures. Katee Sackoff (“Riddick“) returns as Bo-Katan along with Carl Weathers (“Rocky” series) as Greef Karga, Amy Sedaris (“The Boss Baby: Family Business“) as Peli Motto, Emily Swallow (“The Mentalist“) as The Armorer, and Giancarlo Esposito (“Breaking Bad“) as Moff Gideon.
Promising the fans “surprises this season,” Jon Favreau returns to spearhead this 8-episode season release starting on Wednesday March 1, 2023. Our dynamic duo’s relationship continues to grow in the midst of The Mandalorian exploring his Mandalore roots, values, and redefining who he is (much to the delight of Star Wars fans). While Episode 1 is off to a slow start (GROAN – only 35 minutes long for a season premiere???), Episode 2 starts to pick up speed as the story begins to take shape. Look for cameos, Easter Eggs and familiar Star Wars tropes.
That TV-14 Rating Explained
Is The Mandalorian Season 3 safe for kids? It’s another season of TV-14 rated The Mandalorian – but has Star Wars upped the ante? It’s no secret that I am highly skeptical of all MPAA ratings (um hello, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker not disclosing any language??). And as we know, not all TV age ratings are the same. Following a controversial TV-14 rated Obi-Wan Kenobi series release, I wonder if the Andor series will follow more of an old-school Star Wars movie PG rating, an on-par equal Rogue One PG-13 rating, a new school Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker PG-13 rating, or surprise families with a rating that leaves parents more than skeptical. And with Disney+ streaming easily accessible to children, should parents be extra worried?
Why is The Mandalorian rated TV-14? In this The Mandalorian Season 3 Review | Safe for Kids?, this 8-episode Star Wars season is rated TV-14 for “intense violence.” With film and TV ratings also unpredictable these days, having fully disclosed parent guidelines can help determine if a movie or television show like The Mandalorian Season 3 is kid friendly. Is The Mandalorian Season 3 too scary for kids? Let’s breakdown that TV-14 age rating in this The Mandalorian Season 3 parents guide. *Please note that this The Mandalorian Season 3 TV series review and TV-14 age rating breakdown are for episodes 1 and 2 only. I will update with subsequent episodes as they become available to critics for review.
Violence/Suspense. Expect lots of Star Wars sci-fi violence throughout this show. Episodes 1 and 2 alone full of weapons usage, guns, scary creatures, suspenseful jump scares, and implied death. Mild creature gore/blood – very on par with the Star Wars level of violence we know.
Adult Themes. Mild thematic elements related to the Star Wars universe. Nothing overtly sexual – keeping the adult themes to a minimum for Season 3.
Language. None. Thank you, Star Wars for keeping to the code. This is the way Star Wars movies and shows should be and proof that an Emmy-winning show does not need language to be popular or successful.
Episode 3 Update. (56 minutes) This episode is rated TV-PG. Mild suspense and darkness in this episode. Mild pain/torture. Action sequences and spaceship guns used. Adult themes include brief holding hands and implied alcohol drinking.
Episode 4 Update. (30 minutes) This episode is rated TV-14. Sad that episode 20 – The Foundling is so short. Mild suspense. Heavy action/violence episode – but all within the normal Star Wars level of expected violence. Use of weapons, death and implied death. Possible scary Star Wars creatures present.
Episode 5 Update. (41 minutes) Another TV-14 rated episode. However, this rating does not match the overall TV-14 rating for just violence. Adult themes include drinking alcohol/bar scenes and characters “acting drunk.” First episode with swear words/bad language to include “d@mned” and “H-E-double-hockey-sticks.” This is also the first episode where I can finally see pieces of the story starting to come together. Wish it didn’t take 5 episodes to get the audience on board.
The Mandalorian Season 3 Age Rating for Kids?
With an episode 1 runtime of only 35 minutes and episode 2 runtime of 47 minutes, The Mandalorian season 3 is right in the episode sweet spot for kids and families. Added bonus for being able to stream from the comforts of home – and a wonderful pause and rewind button.
Premiering on Wednesday March 1, 2023, the third season of Star Wars’ The Mandalorian will consist of 8 episodes.
So far for episodes 1 – 5 of the 2023 The Mandalorian television series, there are NO end credit scenes to wait for.
Season three of Star Wars’ The Mandalorian is rated TV-14 for “intense violence.“
Thankfully this original Star Wars television series is most comparable to the old school Star Wars movies (Episodes IV-VI) and very much on par so far with The Mandalorian Season 1 and Season 2. Holding dear to sci-fi, adventure, Star Wars lore, I love how they are digging more into The Mandalorian history, creed and traditions in this season – almost like a little Star Wars behind-the-scenes look.
Based on my The Mandalorian Season 3 parents guide and mom review above, this parent movie reviewer would not recommend The Mandalorian season three for kids younger than the age of 5-6 years old.
The Mandalorian Season 3 episodes 1 and 2 are very much on par with the first two seasons. While rated TV-14, if your child can handle the old school Star Wars films (Episodes I – VI), then this season 3 continuation saga is for them – and Grogu lovers everywhere.
Considering the full TV-14 rating breakdown above, this parent movie reviewer would not recommend The Mandalorian Season 3 TV series to kids younger than the age of 5-6 years old.
The Mandalorian Season 3 TV-14 rating is pretty spot on and easily comparable to the old school Star Wars movie series ratings. With a few suspenseful jump scares, sci-fi violence, and thematic elements, this Star Wars series still falls within the universe that is overall family-friendly.
Does The Mandalorian Season Three live up to the hype? It’s truly hard to believe that it’s been 3 years since we saw the Emmy award-winning The Mandalorian and Grogu on Disney+. But after a roller coaster of Star Wars original show releases, The Mandalorian story is looking a little lackluster after a very short, almost disappointing episode 1. But as episode 2 starts to build up the familiar pacing, here’s hoping that The Mandalorian sticks to it’s roots – that the relatability, the story, and the beautiful relationship continue to drive this Star Wars series home for Season 3.
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The long anticipated Season 3 of The Mandalorian, the award-winning Star Wars original television series premiere is streaming exclusively on Disney+ starting Wednesday, March 1, 2023, with new episodes every Wednesday. Will your family be watching?
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