'Transformers: Dark of the Moon'
Rating: PG-13 for intense, prolonged sequences of sci-fi action violence, mayhem and destruction, and for language, some sexuality and innuendo.
What it's about: The Autobots and Decepticons go at it again, rewriting the history of the Space Race as they do.
The kid attractor factor: It's a toy. It's a movie. It's both. And lots of stuff blows up.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "When it's not your war, join the side that's going to win." "Relationships have conse- quences."
Violence: Humans are vaporized, but only robots bleed.
Language: Quite a bit of profanity for PG-13.
Sex: A model-actress wears low-cut, high-hemline dresses and a come-hither look.
Drugs: Not really, a little wine.
Parents' advisory: The violence, death, sexy clothing and profanity run this one right up to the edge of an "R" rating. Suitable for 13 and older.
Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language and some sexual content.
What it's about: A man of late middle age finds himself alone and out of work. So he goes back to college.
The kid attractor factor: It's the guy who voices Sheriff Woody! And Julia Roberts!
Good lessons/bad lessons: College enriches your life in ways you can never imagine.
Language: Some profanity.
Sex: That Julia Roberts and her flirting.
Drugs: Alcohol is consumed in excess, abused even.
Parents' advisory: Mild-mannered and cute, this still doesn't hold a lot that would appeal to anybody under 13.