IRON MAN 3
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence throughout, and brief suggestive content.
What it's about: A new villain, the Mandarin, and his minions are hurling super soldiers at America, including Iron Man.
The kid-attractor factor: Metal-suited warriors clash, stuff blows up, a kid becomes Iron Man's sidekick.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "We create our own demons," meaning, be careful who you cross.
Violence: Yes, lots and lots
Language: A smattering of profanity
Sex: Suggested, with lots of underwear-clad skin.
Drugs: Suggested, and alcohol is abused.
Parents' advisory: The most violent of the Iron Man movies; think twice before bringing younger kids OK for 12-and-up.
THE BIG WEDDING
Rating: R for language, sexual content and brief nudity.
What it's about: Parents, stepparents, siblings and a priest behave badly the weekend of a young couple's wedding.
The kid-attractor factor: Amanda Seyfried and Ben Barnes are the couple. A bunch of potty-mouthed Oscar winners do all the misbehaving.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Stay single as long as you can, kids." And "just because you're divorced doesn't mean you're legally required" to hate your ex.
Violence: A few slaps in the face
Language: Quite profane
Sex: Discussed, graphically. And there's nudity.
Drugs: Booze is abused.
Parents' advisory: The language, nudity and sexual innuendo should give any parent of a preteen pause. OK for 15-and-up.