WALKING WITH DINOSAURS
Rating: PG for creature action and peril, and mild rude humor
What its about: Dinosaurs talk, joke, migrate, fight and die in the late Cretaceous period.
The kid attractor factor: Dinosaurs, doing what dinosaurs did, joking around about it as they do.
Good lessons / bad lessons: Dont die in vain.
Violence: Yes, and characters die, the way real dinosaurs died.
Language: Dino poop and dino poop jokes.
Sex: Flirting, jokes about head-butting season.
Parents advisory: Packed with information about dinosaurs and dino behavior, kids old enough to read will get more out of it suitable for 7-and-up.
TYLER PERRYS A MADEA CHRISTMAS
Rating: PG-13 for sexual references, crude humor and language
What its about: Madea goes to Alabama where she heals a broken relationship or two, teaches children The Nativitease Story and sets a racist straight.
The kid attractor factor: Madea, one angry cussing black woman.
Good lessons / bad lessons: A lie. The longer you let it live, the harder it is to kill.
Violence: A punch is thrown, bullying.
Language: Mild Madea profanity.
Sex: Viagra jokes and the like.
Drugs: White lightning is displayed, not consumed.
Parents advisory: The least edgy Madea movie, this one is OK for ages 10-and-up.
THE HOBBIT: THE DESOLATION OF SMAUG
Rating: PG-13 for extended sequences of intense fantasy action violence, and frightening images.
What its about: A hobbit and his dwarf companions battle a dragon as they seek to rescue an ancient treasure.
The kid attractor factor: Hobbits. And Elves. With plenty of dwarfs and a wizard and dragon for good measure.
Good lessons / bad lessons: The smallest among us can turn out to be the toughest and most cunning.
Violence: Quite a lot of stabbings, throat slashings and decapitations.
Language: A teensy hit of Middle-Earth profanity.
Sex: A joke about whats in my trousers.
Parents advisory: The violence, fantastical and stylized, is a bit much, and its too long for the very young to sit through OK for 10-and-up.