Parents' guide to new movie releases

Po, who is voiced by Jack Black, is the main character in the DreamWorks Animation movie “Kung Fu Panda 2.”

DreamWorks Animation

'Kung Fu Panda 2'

Rating: PG for sequences of martial-arts action and mild violence.

What it's about: The martial-arts panda sets out in search of "inner peace."

The kid attractor factor: They loved the first one, and this 3-D cartoon offers more of the same.

Good lessons/bad lessons: "Anything is possible if you have inner peace."

Violence: Martial-arts slapstick, cannon fire.

Language: Profanity-free.

Sex: None.

Drugs: None.

Parents' advisory: There's nothing here that would rattle even a toddler. Suitable for all ages.


Rating: R for some strong sexuality and language throughout.

What it's about: A maid of honor goes into a funk when her best friend gets married.

The kid attractor factor: Oh, you know they're sneaking into it just to hear the naughty talk.

Good lessons/bad lessons: You are how you view yourself and how you let others treat you.

Violence: None.

Language: Pretty filthy.

Sex: Yes, but without nudity.

Drugs: Cocktails, beer, prescription meds.

Parents' advisory: The sex, profanity and toilet humor make this inappropriate for anyone under high school age. OK for 14 and older.