My five-year-old daughter doesn’t like Star Wars.
There, I said it. Star Wars has been trying for years now to win over the female audience but my kid isn’t buying it.
My wife and I have tried everything. We played up the princess aspect pointing out every time Leia was on screen and saying, “Look, there’s the princess.” Then the princess would shoot someone with a blaster and we’d be back at square one.
I asked her about it this afternoon.
“Do you like Star Wars?” I asked.
“Kind of,” she said.
“What do you like about it?”
“I like the princess and BB-8 and R2-D2.”
“Why do you like them?”
“Because she’s a princess and BB-8 and R2-D2 are funny.”
Well, no arguments there.
“What would make you like Star Wars more?”
“If there was less fighting.”
Well, in a movie franchise called Star WARS, I suspect that won’t be happening anytime soon. What I am hoping for is that the new animated shorts coming out this summer, Forces of Destiny, will finally be the entry point I’ve been waiting for.
It’s animated. It’s focus is on the girls in the Star Wars saga and there will be more BB-8 and R2-D2.
What would you do? How have you/would you introduce Star Wars to your kids, especially your daughters? Help me, Disney Blog Community! You’re my only hope!
Previously: Five Things to tide you over until The Last Jedi