My son is five years old and has been seeing the promos on TV for the Star Wars: Clone Wars animated series. This sparked a discussion. Did you know there were Star Wars movies before this cartoon? Waaaaaay back when daddy was a kid. I was eight years old when I saw the first film in the theater. My wife was four years old. (No, we didn't go see it together. It wasn't that long of an engagement.)
So the wife and I decided it would be okay for our son to watch the original three Star Wars films. Daddy would sit there right beside him to explain anything too scary. The kid loved these films.
In Return of the Jedi, Luke, Chewbacca and Leia rescue Han Solo from Jabba the Hutt. Light sabers flash. Explosions. Awesomeness. When the dust settles, my five year old son turns to me and says the following:
"Princess Leia is beautiful."
My boy. So proud. The apple really doesn't fall far from the tree, does it? Poor kid.