'Scott Pilgrim vs. the World'
Rating: PG-13 for stylized violence, sexual content, language and drug references.
What it's about: A nerdy guy has to defeat a woman's seven evil ex-lovers to court her.
The kid attractor factor: A comic-book adaptation with comic-book sensibilities, video game visuals and Michael Cera.
Good lessons/bad lessons: The "mysterious ones" are more trouble than they're worth.
Violence: Broad, comically exaggerated and plentiful.
Language: Bursts of profanity, with much of it bleeped out for comic effect.
Sex: Discussed, pursued.
Parents' advisory: This gonzo action comedy is a brawl and an F-bomb shy of an R-rating, but it is jokey enough to be OK for 13-and-up.
'Step Up 3D'
Rating: PG-13 for brief strong language.
What it's about: New York kids compete, in 3-D, in epic break-dance battles in this near-romance.
The kid attractor factor: "Step Up" is a proven brand for teen screen dance musicals.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "Just be true to who you are."
Violence: A near-brawl.
Language: Mild profanity.
Sex: Suggestive song lyrics and dancing, nothing more.
Parents' advisory: Far closer to a PG than a PG-13, this is fine for ages 10 and up.