Entertainment & Life

Family viewing: ‘Gods of Egypt,’ ‘Eddie the Eagle,’ ‘Zoology’

Current films are reviewed each week to provide parents a guide to decide what may be appropriate to younger viewers


Rated PG-13 for fantasy violence and action, and some sexuality.

What it’s about: It’s god vs. god in ancient Egypt, as Horus and Set battle for the throne.

The kid attractor factor: Broad action adventure tone, fantastical genre, whiz-bang special effects in 3D

Good lessons/bad lessons: Even gods can learn a thing or two from mortals, especially when they work together. You can accomplish something by relying on impulse and random chance instead of just great power.

Violence: Lots and lots of crashy-crashy fantasy violence. But the blood runs gold, not red, and the violence, while epic, is not graphic.

Language: None

Sexuality: Some partial nudity and a (non-graphic sex scene). The female goddesses are presented in an overly sexualized manner, with lots of cleavage-baring ensembles.

Drugs: None

Parents advisory: This fantasy adventure flick has a goofy tone and shiny effects. Fine for tweens and older kids, but the sexual moments and more extreme violence are too much for younger children.


Rated PG-13 for some suggestive material, partial nudity and smoking.

What it’s about: Inspired by the true story of unlikely Olympic hero, hapless British ski jumper Eddie Edwards

The kid attractor factor: This cheery sports story and broad comedy will be a draw for older kids.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Always be yourself, follow your dreams, ask for help when you need it, and always strive to do better.

Violence: Some brutal ski jump crashes but nothing graphic

Language: None

Sexuality: Suggestive flirting with German bar owner Petra. Some sauna nudity with the Norweigan ski jumping team.

Drugs: Hugh Jackman’s Bronson Peary does a fair amount of smoking and drinking before he cleans his act up.

Parents advisory: This feel-good sports flick would be appropriate for kids and tweens, though the younger ones might not have an interest in a tale of Olympic glory.