Family watch: Adventures in space and in crime stunts
05/31/2013 12:00 AM
07/07/2013 2:51 PM
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Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action violence and some disturbing images
What it's about: A famous soldier and his fraidy-cat son face the terrors of an alien planet after they crash on it.
The kid-attractor factor: Will Smith, Jaden Smith, a sci-fi adventure with spaceships, and battles with alien beasts.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Danger is very real." But "fear is a choice."
Violence:Impalings, self-surgery, blood, entrails
Language: Squeaky clean
Sex: Not a hint
Parents' advisory: Corny and kid-friendly enough for a sci-fi action film, suitable for 10-and-up
NOW YOU SEE ME
Rating: PG-13 for language, some action and sexual content
What it's about: Young magicians are recruited for a series of stunts that also happen to be crimes.
The kid-attractor factor: Jesse Eisenberg, Woody Harrelson, Isla Fisher and Dave Franco
Good lessons/bad lessons: "The closer you look, the less you 'see.' "
Violence: Some, not much
Language: Scattered moments of profanity.
Sex: Flirtation, innuendo
Drugs: None to speak of
Parents' advisory: Reasonably adult in tone, childish in subject matter – OK for 12-and-up.
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