'The Losers'

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence, a scene of sensuality and language.

What it's about: A special-forces team is betrayed and sets out to avenge itself on the villain who did the deed.

The kid attractor factor: A comic-book action picture that keeps its death and destruction mostly off camera.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Violence doesn't have consequences so long as you've got a ready quip for every shot fired and bomb detonated.

Violence: Quite a bit with little blood.

Language: Some profanity.

Sex: A hot-and-heavy scene that involves shirts being ripped off.

Drugs: A drug war subtext.

Parents' advisory: An adolescent's movie all the way around. If they're old enough to enjoy combat comic books (13-and-up), this won't be anything new.

'Furry Vengeance'

Rating: PG for some rude humor, mild language and brief smoking.

What it's about: Developers feel the wrath of the forest dwellers they try to displace.

The kid attractor factor: Scheming woodland creatures on a rampage.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "Building a community" often means destroying somebody else's.

Violence: Slapstick involving car crashes and critter bites.

Language: Mild, muttered profanity.

Sex: "I need to remove a leech from my no-no zone."

Drugs: Cigars, mushroom tea.

Parents' advisory: Appropriate for kids of all ages, maybe a bit long for 5-and-unders, though.