Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers.
Rating: PG-13 for some sensuality and violence
What it's about: Aliens take over human bodies, but one human "host" mind survives this invasion.
The kid-attractor factor: Aliens, humans fighting them and young people in love, written by the author of "Twilight."
Good lessons/bad lessons: An orderly, safe world without free will is not worth living in.
Violence: Yes, including suicide
Language: Mild profanity
Sex: As sexual as the first "Twilight"
Parents' advisory: There's more to chew on than necks in this "Twilight of the Body Snatchers," but it's chaste enough to be suitable for 12-and-up.
G.I. JOE: RETALIATION
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of combat violence and martial arts action throughout, and for brief sensuality and language
What it's about: An elite commando unit is betrayed and tracks down those who killed its comrades.
The kid-attractor factor: Channing Tatum, Dwayne Johnson, RZA and a lot of explosions, fights, chases, gadgets and masked villains.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Everybody wants to rule the world."
Violence: Constant, lots of deaths, little blood
Language: Quite clean
Sex: A little cleavage, some dressing and undressing
Drugs: None at all
Parents' advisory: More violent than the "Transformers" movies, but just as cartoonish. OK for 13-and-up.