'Michael Jackson's This is It'
Rating: PG for some suggestive choreography and scary images.
What it's about: Michael Jackson, his band, choreographer and dancers rehearse for the "farewell" tour he never got to give.
kid attractor factor: Michael Jackson, singing and dancing and giving his all.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Work hard, follow your dream and maybe you will have the chance to sing and dance with your idol.
Violence: None, with some scary "Thriller" images.
Language: "Booty" as a musical term. Mild profanity.
Sex: Lots of crotch-grabbing.
Drugs: None. In the movie, anyway.
Parents' advisory: A lot of rehearsal footage was cut into a toe-tapping, entertaining concert film.
Rating: R for sequences of grisly bloody violence and torture, and language.
What it's about: Jigsaw continues to avenge himself on the cruel and those who hold life cheaply, even after his death.
kid attractor factor: Gore and more gore, of which teens can never have too much.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Callous insurance claims adjusters, lawyers and "predatory lenders" beware. Somebody's coming after you with a saw. ...
Violence: Well, sure.
Language: If ever there was a situation where cursing was understandable, this is it.
Drugs: Cigarettes, and their consequences.
Parents' advisory: Not the worst horror sequel your teens could see, still best suited for 15-and-up.