‘OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL’
Rating: PG for sequences of action and scary images, and brief mild language.
What it’s about: A carnival magician is sucked, by tornado, into the Land of Oz. And a legend is born.
The kid attractor factor: Flying monkeys, wicked witches and a lot of reminders of “The Wizard of Oz."
Good lessons/ bad lessons: “Nothing’s impossible, if you put your mind to it." Rules to live by? “Show up. Keep up and shut up."
Violence: The menacing monkeys have been supplanted by scarier 3D baboons.
Language: Disney clean.
Sex: A few smooches, a little leering, a little Mila Kunis in Spandex.
Drugs: Not a hint.
Parents’ advisory: Scarier and not nearly as adorable or musical as the original, but if your kids love “The Wizard of Oz," they’ll get the jokes. Suitable for 8 and older.
‘THE LAST EXORCISM: PART II’
Rating: PG-13 for horror violence, terror and brief language.
What it’s about: A teenager continues to flee her date with the Devil.
The kid attractor factor: Scary stuff, much of it involving teenagers.
Good lessons/ bad lessons: “Darkness is not the only power in this world," and the only person who can save you from Satan is you.
Language: Scattered profanity
Sex: Flirted with, discussed.
Parents’ advisory: The scary subject matter and this film’s treatment of it rule it out for 10 and youngers.