“THE DARK KNIGHT RISES”
Rating: PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language.
What it’s about: The Dark Knight has to come out of retirement to save Gotham anarchist-terrorists.
The kid attractor factor: It’s The Batman, right?
Good lessons/bad lessons: “Never steal anything from someone you can’t outrun.”
Violence: Lots and lots, with a high body count, but almost no blood.
Language: A few very mild profanities.
Sex: Anne Hathaway and Marion Cotillard keep Bruce Wayne up at nights.
Drugs: An aperitif, here and there.
Parents’ advisory: Gloomier and more apocalyptic than, say, “The Avengers,” and too long for tykes – OK for 12-and-up.
“KATY PERRY: PART OF ME”
Rating: PG for some suggestive content, language, thematic elements and brief smoking.
What it’s about: Pop princess Katy Perry sings her hits and lets us see the trials and tribulations of her off-stage life in this concert
The kid attractor factor: Katy Perry, despite the adult tinge to her songs, is very big with tweens and teens.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Showbiz marriages are “teen age dreams,” nothing more.
Language: Disney clean.
Sex: Hinted at, vamped up with provocative costumes.
Parents’ advisory: There are more bad messages in her songs than in the film built around them – OK for 10-and-up.
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2012 McClatchy-Tribune News Service
By ROGER MOORE