Feb. 14-- 'BLACK PANTHER'
Rated PG-13 for prolonged sequences of action violence, and a brief rude gesture.
What it's about: The King of Wakanda, T'Challa, is challenged for his throne and has to decide how his country will participate in alleviating global oppression.
The kid attractor factor: The Marvel superhero who has popped up in other Avengers films finally gets his stand-alone, and finally, audiences get an African superhero. Action, humor and adventure will draw kids and teens.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Never give up on yourself, consider how you and your gifts can help reduce suffering, and give to others.
Violence: Many superhero-style action and fight sequences throughout, but not much blood or gore-more fantastical. Car chases, spear fights, shooting, etc.
Language: One middle finger.
Sexuality: A chaste kiss.
Parents advisory: Great for older kids and teens, but too action-filled for very small children.
Rated PG for rude humor and some action.
What it's about: A caveman challenges some Bronze Age higher-ups to a soccer match for his village.
The kid attractor factor: The claymation style and silly humor is great for kids.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Fight for what you have, you're better as a team than as individuals, share the wealth. Greed is bad.
Violence: Some hunting scenes, an asteroid hitting earth, some chase scenes and action-packed soccer matches.
Sexuality: None, but a few claymation nude jokes.
Parents advisory: Fine for kids of all ages.
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