'The Lego Movie'
Rating: PG for mild action and rude humor
Summary: The Lego Universe is threatened by Lord Business, who wants us all to "always follow the instructions" when assembling our Legos.
Kid attractor: Based on the popular toy, inspired by the assorted movie parodies made using those plastic building blocks.
Good/bad lessons: Using your imagination while you play is a lot more important than following assembly instructions.
Violence: Lego-on-Lego violence.
Language: "Darn you darned darn darn it!"
Sex: Flirting between toys.
Drugs: What? No. None.
Advisory: The subversive nature of the story and dialogue will amuse parents, the inventive ways the toys are thrown together will tickle younger kids — OK for all ages.
Rating: PG-13 for some images of war violence and historical smoking
Summary: Museum directors and art historians join the Army and help track down art stolen by the Nazis during World War II.
Kid attractor: A war movie with Matt Damon, Bill Murray, George Clooney and others, over their heads in combat zones.
Good/bad lessons: World War II was fought, at least in part, to save the heritage and art of Western civilization from the Nazis and the Communists.
Violence: Shootings, explosions, blood. This is WWII, after all.
Language: A few comically placed profanities, some of them in French.
Sex: Mild flirtation.
Drugs: Cognac, wine and cigarettes. Lots of cigarettes.
Advisory: A reasonably entertaining history lesson, if you can drag the kids with you to see it — suitable for 13 and older.