'Legend of the Guardians: The Owls Of Ga'Hoole'
Rating: PG for some sequences of scary action.
What it's about: Heroic owls are summoned to save victim owls from the predations of evil, enslaving owls.
kid attractor factor: Based on popular series of novels about cute but fearsome birds that battle for the soul of the owl worlds.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Jealousy and resentment cloud the ability to see right from wrong.
Violence: Owl fights.
Language: Profanity-free Australian accents.
Sex: Not a hint.
Parents' advisory: This dense children's fantasy may test the patience of very young moviegoers. Suitable for 8 and up.
Rating: PG-13 for violence and disturbing images, thematic material and some language including sexual references.
What it's about: Strangers get stuck on an elevator, and one of them might be Satan.
Kid attractor factor: Satan and other scary things from "the mind of M. Night Shyamalan."
Good lessons/bad lessons: To err is human, to forgive keeps the devil at bay.
Violence: Gruesome deaths.
Language: Some profanity.
Sex: Sexual references turn up.
Drugs: Alcoholism is discussed.
Parents' advisory: Preachy, inadvertently sexist, but more positive than your typical horror movie. Suitable for 12 and up.