“Finding Entertainment Appropriate for Kids,” or FEAK, runs every Friday and discusses places – mainly the movie theaters – where parents can look to find things for their kids to watch over the weekend.
Summer has started very early this year at the local cineplex. Last week’s release of “How To Train Your Dragon” was a, no pun intended, monster success and families surely turned out to enjoy the tale of Toothless and Hiccup.
This week, the huge movies keep coming. On Wednesday, Miley Cyrus’s new movie “The Last Song” came out and it’ll surely be something many families will try to see this weekend. We ran a review of the film on Thursday and basically said that young girls will probably like it, but parents will not. Still – it’s appropriate for tweens and up, as long as they are comfortable dealing with death – which features prominently in the movie.
Also in theaters this weekend is the massive, special effects extravaganza “Clash of the Titans.” It’s a remake of a semi-classic, but very cheesy, 1981 film of the same name that shows how the son of Zeus must try to fulfill his own destiny, even though some of the other Gods don’t approve (Sounds a lot like “Percy Jackson,” right?) In this version, that role is played by that film some people might have seen “Avatar’s” Sam Worthington. He’s joined by a very impressive cast such as Liam Neeson and Ralph Fiennes.
“Clash of the Titans” is rated PG-13 for “fantasy action violence, some frightening images and brief sensuality” and I think that rating should be upheld as it’s read. The film has some huge action sequences with amazing creatures, but those creatures will surely be very frightening to younger kids. Plus, no one is really wearing any clothes in the entire film.
Tyler Perry’s “Why Did I Get Married Too?” also hits the big screen this weekend. It’s a sequel to Perry’s 2007 hit “Why Did I Get Married?” and is rated PG-13 for “thematic material including sexuality, language, drug references and some domestic violence.” Again, the rating is probably just about right. However, Perry’s films are certainly more for adults – especially the non-Madea one’s like this that deal with relationships. The film has comedic elements, but gets very serious at times too so make sure your child is wise in the ways of life.
Next week “Date Night” is the big movie and, here’s a sneak peak, it’s really funny. More then.