Sounds like your son is pretty creative! That's cool. I'm biased, being a Star Wars fan, but there are worse story lines to "get into".
Dd wasn't nearly as affected by commercials as ds is, and we watch plenty of tv. So I think it's partly just personality. Dd is 8 y.o. and ds is almost 4 y.o. And, yes, I think it makes ds feel like a big kid to partake of these things. They are sooo eye catching and appealing. He likes Pokemon, too. He saw one episode of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (I didn't even know that's still on.) and played 'Inja Turtles for a week! He asks for every Hot Wheels product he sees advertised.
As far as whether he should see the Star Wars movies, well, only you can say. We let ds see most parts of all the movies (we censored the monster fight at the Coliseum in "Clone Wars") and it never scared him or upset him. Though I do think it makes him more aggressive for a while. We've got friends who's daughter literally had nightmares after she saw...I don't remember what, now, but it was something really
tame by my family's standards.
|Ds is a neat homeschooled kid, yet for some reason, seems gloms onto popular culture.
Ds is a neat kid and yet
seems to glom onto pop culture. Are they mutually exclusive? Is pop culture entirely bad? Obviously you don't think so or you wouldn't have bought him a Pokemon pack. But I wouldn't worry about it too much. In small doses it's just fun.