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Cassian Andor walking through the scrapyard on Ferrix

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87 Comments

  1. Jon

    Bummer. Well I will have more free time since I can’t show this to my kids.

    1. Dawn

      I watched it, didn’t even notice. It’s not a big deal. The “article” is making it out to more of a deal than it is. Watch it for yourself and then decide.

      1. Mark

        It actually pulled me right out of the story.

        1. Ryan

          I’m sorry you’re so distractable…

      2. BETO

        This article is much ado about nothing.

    2. Will

      I can’t understand how a word is crossing a line for someone’s kid(s) to watch, but a character getting shot in the chest withal blaster and dying in plane view isn’t an issue. It’s all nothing, just parent your kid(s). Explain it all to them, it’s healthier.

      1. Steven

        withal?

        1. Jose valencia

          I’m sure you understand him don’t be a child.

      2. Steven

        withal?
        in plain view*

        1. Wilbur Woodside Jr

          Been a Star Wars fan. And completely fine with it, lol👍

  2. Irrelevant

    You guys are literally the only ones complaining about this. The majority of fans asked for a more mature content and it was delivered. Better have swear words and *extremely* light so called sex scene than whatever Rise of Skywalker was (sad excuse for a movie meant to sell toys and Disneyland rides for kids).

    1. Heidi

      The majority of fan, huh? Somehow I doubt that.

      1. Dawn

        Everyone I know goes to Cons and they are HUGE SW fans…. nobody noticed. At all. It’s a non-issue. But this “site” has to start crap at every turn possible…. just to cause a rift.

      2. Cam

        Doesn’t matter if you doubt it. It’s true 🙂

    2. Jaccsen

      Mature content is killing franchises. You cannot take kids to see DC films or even most of the recent animated stuff.

      It means that they forego creating news fans.

      1. Sam

        Mature content is not the reason DC failed, they had far worse problems with bad writing/directing/actors. New fans will likely be introduced to Star Wars the same way they’ve (almost) always been, being shown the films by their parents. That’s how I was introduced to it and how my kids were.

  3. Regnar

    have you not watched the Disney star wars movies? There has been swearing in at least the Skywalker saga movies. (I can’t remember if there was swearing in rogue one or solo but I do know there was in the Skywalker saga movies)

    1. Jruggf

      I don’t remember any swearing in any of the movies. The worst word they used was hell

  4. Dave

    Yes let’s shelter our kids even more so they can have more troubles facing the real world.

  5. J

    Disappointing to hear. That kind of thing isn’t necessary for a good story. I feel like I am getting less and less value out of the Disney Plus subscription.

    1. Jeromie

      Words literally make no difference on the quality of content. Stop sheltering your children its actually terrible for them and we as a society need to get over cus words its embarrassing seeing grown people shook over a word

      1. Steven

        Stop sheltering your children, it’s actually terrible for them, and we as a society need to get over curse words. It’s embarrassing seeing grown people shook over a word.

        1. Rosanna Husted

          So we can have our kids disrespect us? I seen it with my cousins they blatantly disrespect their mom with all sorts of cuss words. No thanks I was sheltered and great full for it it made me see things other people don’t.

          1. Dreven

            Well good for you, living under a rock dkrsnt benefit everyone so ferl proud you are one of the few. As for your relatives kids they aren’t strict enough. Raised my kids around worse and not one dare disrespect me.

  6. Jeromie

    Oh no terrible cus words in a show aimed at a mature audience. Guess what? My 3 year old is loving the show and someone saying sh t has no affect on that

    1. K

      Take it down a notch there Jeromie. You are getting awfully worked up over other people’s right to have an opinion.

    2. K

      Take it down a notch there Jeromie, you are getting awfully worked up over other people’s right to have an opinion.

    3. Steven

      someone saying sh*t has no effect on that.

      Please spell and grammar check before you post.

  7. Rich

    Well you sure went out of your way to blast this show. OMG they said one bad word and there might be others. And OMG they almost pretended that maybe they might have had that dirty dirty sex. Sheltered kids much.

    1. Jaccsen

      You do not need bad language and sex for a space opera adventure franchise. It is lazy writing.

      1. rantanamo

        The only thing an actual kid might think about this show is, there’s not enough action. There has been nothing about the writing that has been lazy. If you kid has watched any live action Star Wars, this is far less violent than most Star Wars where there is a lot of deaths and dismemberments shown to you on screen. This show has been pretty remorseful and purposeful about anything that happens. Its not Star Wars for adults. No reason a kid couldn’t watch this outside of not following the story.

      2. Chris

        Na there are 4 star wars shows a year. They all shouldn’t have to be kid friendly

  8. Lolwrong

    Sorry but you’re wrong. Obiwan swears in A New Hope. Han swears twice.

    “He feared you might follow old Obi-Wan on some damn fool idealistic crusade like your father did”
    -obiwan ep 4

    “Damn fool, I knew that you were gonna say that.”
    -Han, ep 4

    Han also yells “Then I’ll see you in hell!” in Empire.

    Unclench your pearls. This has happened before. How do you not remember the “Then I’ll see you in hell!” line??

    1. Sam

      This is immediately what came to mind. Whatever gets em paid, I guess the article quality doesn’t matter as much as clicks. And the line “then I’ll see you in hell!” established all we need to know. Cursing is fine.

    2. GC

      I really don’t care but Han is referring to a place and isn’t using it as a curse word.

  9. MEMO TO:
    Soldiers, Empire

    ISSUE: Use of Obscenities

    DISCUSSION: It has come to my attention, as Emperor, staff have been heard using words such as “s**t”. The employment of such terms are anathema to The Lord Emperor’s ultimate goal of the enslavement of the known Galaxy, as well as the perceived reduction of the Empire as enlightened individuals within the eyes of the known Galaxy, as well as the Outer Rim Territories.

    RECOMMENDATION: Further instances of the word “s**t” will result in those found guilty to be thrashed and eaten by Rancor, disposed of within the Sarlaac Pit, or otherwise Force Choked.

    Signed,
    Emperor Palpatine
    Lord, Sith (AofSL)

    Co-Signed,
    Vader, Darth
    Lord, Dark (AofSL)

  10. Rogers J.

    There is blood in the Force Awakens🙄did ya catch that. I think everyone will be ok. I think the somewhat blatant woke things put into some of the Disney Srar Wars, is worse than alittle blood and a swear word here and there.

  11. Robert Rodriguez

    Well “Andor” is meant to be a grittier taking on the Star Wars universe which I appreciate. Even the original trilogy had soft curse words like “damn” and “Hell” as well as “The Last Jedi” used “bastard”.

    The show is rated PG-14 and all.

    For comparison “Raiders of the Lost Ark”, “Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom” had the poop word as well so I have no problem with it.

  12. Steve

    At least Andor actually seems to be delivering something that, with the exception of Rogue One, all the other attempts by Disney have failed to do so far…a good story.

  13. Mesaaah

    HAHAHAHA This is such a none issue 🤣🤣

  14. Chris

    There have always been real-world weapons in starwars. Most if not all of the guns in the origional movies were old WW2 surplus guns. The stormtrooper blasters were british Sten guns. Han solos blaster was a combo of a mauser “broomstick: pistol with a MG42 flash hider. Using real weapons (with modifications) gives it more authenticity

  15. Gabe

    I have loved SW since I was little. First off, not the first real curse. In the Clone Wars animated movie FOR KIDS, Rex says d*mn. People loved Rogue One and wanted more. This is what I wanted from Boba Fett. Lucas said the movies, the main pictures, not everything has to be for kids.

  16. MDawg

    Uhm… Hello. Episode III was PG-13, intentionally so by Lucas himself.

  17. Joe

    I mean… it’s aimed at mature audiences, and about half the heavy weapons are literally just WWI and WWII machine guns without the magazines. I’m not seeing the issue here. You know you screwed up when most the comment section here actually agrees with each other.

  18. MuTru

    “no blood or gore during fights”

    The very first movie in the franchise includes a bloody severed arm on the cantina floor. Would you care to revise your testimony?

  19. Han Trio

    Ridiculous article. There’s blood in the 1977 Star Wars when Obi Wan Kenobi slices off the arm of an instigator with a lightsaber in the cantina.

    1. L

      Like so much online content these days, this “article” is making an issue over absolutely nothing. I miss the days of actual news media, before the proliferation of all these opinion websites.

      1. BETO

        I second this.

  20. Ash

    Star Wars has always used real world weapons in its live action films and series. THE MANDOLORIAN’s Disintegrator Rifle was Also an AK! Jyn Erso’s blaster pistol was a German Luger. The stormtroopers blaster carbine is a Sten. The Bounty Hunter Bossk uses a Thompson Submachine gun( Tommy gun). Star Wars does use real world guns!

  21. Richard Lee

    Awww, poor boy had his sensitivities rattled.

  22. Celtic

    Stop clutching pearls, they freely admitted before release it was going to be a more mature Star Wars story. In the moment with everything going on it didn’t even stand out to me, and I’ve only seen complaints about it here. I’m more impressed you thought that for almost 50 years the Star Wars “recipe” hasn’t been changed, you’re clearly not paying attention.

  23. Josh

    Understandable if you have kids. But don’t be trying to draw this show in a bad light, this is the best star wars show in a long time

  24. aCriticHasNoName

    Are we really talking about a series that burned two senior citizens in the first hour of it’s original movie (45 years ago) and left them smoldering for our protagonist and the audience to see???

    And let’s please skip over the incestuous kiss in the second film…and let’s mos def skip over the numerous characters that show overtly prejudice and offensive depictions of ethnic groups in a poorly hidden fashion (Yoda, Jar Jar Binx, Watto).

    The franchise has grown like it’s fans and seeks to serve up stories that will delight that demographic, much as Marvel and DC have done (and without the “get off my lawn” response of the author of this article). Check out INJUSTICE (Blood, carnage, and curse words) and LUKE CAGE (nude sex scene in first 15min) as references.

  25. AX1138

    You’re kidding right? Do you not remember Jabba having sex slaves? The cat slaver trying to seduce Anakin? All the murder that’s caused that nobody bats an eye to unless it’s a wizard or an important senator? Slavery in general and the murder and constance abduction of children? But please go off that there was an implication someone had sex and that another guy said bastard in a show that was stated from the beginning what kind of show it was. I can’t even with these articles anymore.

  26. Sam

    This is immediately what came to mind. Whatever gets em paid, I guess the article quality doesn’t matter as much as clicks. And the line “then I’ll see you in hell!” established all we need to know. Cursing is fine.

  27. Ahh, they can’t say a swear word but you want to teach my kids why 2 dudes want to be together and show same sex couples in movies like any of that ever mattered. Can’t have your cake and eat it to hypocrites.

  28. Mike

    It’s ok cause real fans don’t consider anything made by Disney the real star wars
    And this show is nothing but another small piece of trash right by all the other garbage Disney pops out

    1. Kiranta

      🚨🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🐂💩🚨
      Purists like you make me sick, unable to keep an open mind.

      1. Lane

        Words matter sex scenes matter,,murder matters when hero shoots a man begging for his life..what worries me is why it no longer matters to Disney..

  29. J.R. Hawkins

    I guess there are still some super fragile people out there who clutch their pearls over curse words. I thought we had matured past this, but I guess not.

  30. Lane

    Words matter sex scenes matter,,murder matters when hero shoots a man begging for his life..what worries me is why it no longer matters to Disney..

  31. Rick K

    I feel like the whole purpose of this site is just to complain now no matter what it is. Star wars could give everyone a gold brick and ITM would have an article about how the bricks were too heavy and could hurt someone’s back.

    1. L

      LOL! The writer obviously doesn’t remember several years ago, when George Lucas himself was talking about developing a grittier, more adult-oriented live-action Star Wars series for TV. Guess what, we never got it. Instead we eventually got the Clone Wars.

      And now at long last with Andor, we finally, FINALLY get the thing that we’ve been waiting for.

      Quit complaining and pretending that you speak for all fans.

      1. L

        Btw this wasn’t directed at you Rick K. I meant to post a top-level comment but this site is messed up.

  32. Ben

    Man stop being a baby not every star wars story has to be made for kids. This gritty show is just what the universe needed to spice things up a bit and its by far the best star wars show made in a long time.

  33. Brodie

    Omg!! I didn’t even notice it. Kids hear way worse going too school. Js.. Stop complaining over nothing..

  34. Winter

    It’s really not a big deal. Kids are gonna find out about those things one way or another. Plus not everything has to be kid friendly. What about the genocide of the Jedi is kid friendly anyway.

  35. Star Wars should stay as true to its history as possible or it just becomes another to series pandering to society of violence, sex and speaking like they are brought up in the gutter.

    It’s escapism that’s been amazing for my last 40 years or life and the new series’s they bring out should keep strong and we will watch as ever.
    Still a fantastic series so far though

  36. L

    LOL! The writer obviously doesn’t remember several years ago, when George Lucas himself was talking about developing a grittier, more adult-oriented live-action Star Wars series for TV. Guess what, we never got it. Instead we eventually got the Clone Wars.

    And now at long last with Andor, we finally, FINALLY get the thing that we’ve been waiting for.

    Quit complaining and pretending that you speak for all fans.

  37. GHam

    Ain’t no way ya’ll crying over this. Also Star Wars has always used real world firearms. Do some research. Wimp.

  38. Richard

    Why do some ppl complain?!; seriously get over yourself. We need adult rated star wars content, so if the use of swear words or sex scenes offends you. Don’t watch it, and go watch cartoons!. Don’t be so sensitive.

  39. Desire

    Star Wars was always a show you could watch with your kids. It is Science Fiction however I think it’s Lazy on Disney’s part to not be CREATIVE in using another word for filthy words in the real world. One thing about Lucas he wrote good stories and good characters. There is so much junk and adult garbage out there why is it they have to put their “stuff” in there hoping to satisfy sex and rawness. I think come up with a different language and a different “swear” word. Isn’t interesting it is really okay to offend one group over another. If the story is goid and the characters are good solid character you don’t need naked sex or offensive language to make it profitable . Let’s get back to families and loving great solid stories. Leave it to Disney…..one use to beable to go to a movie made by Disney with the whole family and not have to worry about “adult content”.

    1. L

      Back in the years from 2005 to 2010 Lucas himself was all set to produce a very dark and gritty TV series called “Star Wars: Underworld” that the producers were comparing with The Godfather and Deadwood. And it would have been AWESOME.

      For some reason everybody seems to have collectively forgotten about that in this whole discussion and keeps claiming that Lucas only ever wanted Star Wars to be for kids. That’s simply not true!

    2. L

      In this whole conversation everybody seems to have collectively forgotten that Lucas himself was all set to do a very dark and gritty Star Wars TV series called “Star Wars: Underworld” back around 2005 to 2010. The producers were making comparisons with Deadwood and The Godfather. And it would have been AWESOME!

      People keep claiming that Lucas only ever wanted Star Wars to be for kids. That’s simply not true!

  40. Dreven

    You know, in empire strikes back no one thinks twice about Han cutting open a tuantuan (not sure on spelling) on screen and shoving Luke inside, or when Vader cuts Luke’s hand off on screen. Just saying.

  41. Nott Kareen

    Wow, we had rules 45 years ago guys, remember? Stfu, give me break, just enjoy the show and get a life.

  42. Eric

    Get off your high horse man. It’s a TV show in the end. You knew this was going to be a darker grittier show intended for the more mature audience much like how Rouge One was.

  43. Ryan

    Han solo literally says “see you in hell” in the 2nd movie made…which I know it isn’t exclusively swearing, it can be used as one. Also Clone Wars did plenty to add to violence to the series.

  44. xs

    Then I’ll see you in hell

  45. Kal

    Not sure why its such a big deal. It’s 2022, not the 1950s anymore. People need to grow up and stop complaining about cuss words and gore. Also, not missing much anyways. This show is boring.

  46. Should have never given the rights to Disney. Disney has turned into a filth pool of sex and homosexuality it has ruined Star Wars

  47. 3ron

    I want to address the flippant comment about the so called AK-47. If it even is one has been changed. Han Solo’s blaster, the Storm Troopers blaster and Boba Fett’s carbine all real guns modified just a little for the movies. Your reporting is lazy.

  48. Jen

    Good, about time it gets a little darker. I mean come on you’re talking about a show that features war front and center and plenty of murders and even millions killed with a single shot, and people are freaking out about a swear word? Go watch Star Trek if you want it sanitized.

    1. L

      I guess you must not have seen the latest streaming Star Trek series. Certain fans were quite offended by the language and grittier content. Star Trek is dropping F-bombs now!

  49. Jen Smith

    Good, about time it gets a little darker. I mean come on you’re talking about a show that features war front and center and plenty of murders and even millions killed with a single shot, and people are freaking out about a swear word? Go watch Star Trek if you want it sanitized.

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