Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence.
What it's about: A headstrong young deity is cast out with his hammer after irking his father, Odin.
kid attractor factor: It's a comic-book adaptation, and it's summer
Good lessons/bad lessons: Cast aside vanity, temper and ego and serve humanity and you get to keep the hammer.
Violence: Hammerings and impalings, without blood.
Sex: None, even with Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings on board.
Drugs: A few too many boilermakers are served.
Parents' advisory: Light on message, heavy on action, this is suitable for 8 and older despite the PG-13 tag.
'Jumping the Broom'
Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content.
What it's about: Two African-American families from different social classes gather on Martha's Vineyard for a wedding.
kid attractor factor: A large and varied cast of funny people acting out wacky family goings-on.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Loving the person you're going to marry is no guarantee that you'll love their family and that they'll love yours.
Violence: Some slapping, a punch or two.
Language: Quite clean.
Sex: Discussed, barely avoided.
Drugs: Cocktails and beer.
Parents' advisory: More family friendly than the films of Tyler Perry, which it compares to and imitates, younger kids will be bored -- just as at a real wedding. OK for 10 and older.