Thinking about taking your kids to see the much-anticipated last installment of the nine-episode Star Wars saga, The Rise of Skywalker? There are a few things you should know going into it. Although Star Wars movies are filled with messages of hope and beloved characters that make us laugh, it's not necessarily a franchise for young kids on the whole. And even though I haven't met a person - young or old - yet who doesn't love the stories of Luke, Leia, Han, Finn, Rey, Chewie, and the rest of the crew, as with the Star Wars films before it, Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker is full of intense action, dark scenes - both literally and metaphorically - and emotional moments that may be too much for your littlest kids.
Keep scrolling to find out what you should know going into this PG-13 flick if you're bringing Star Wars-loving kids younger than that along with you when it hits theaters on Dec. 20.
Warning: a few mild spoilers for Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker appear ahead!