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.”

'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.