Parents' Guide to New Movie Releases

Soren is voiced by Jim Sturgess in Warner Bros. Pictures’ and Village Roadshow Pictures’ family fantasy adventure, “Legend of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole.”

'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.

Drugs: None.

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.

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