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Daddy’s Home 2-Kids’ Movie Review

The holidays are a wonderful time of year though the family dynamics can get complicated at times.  Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) is happily married and he has two stepchildren. He loves his wife’s kids and wants to be the best father to them. He’s even made an effort to get along with Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg), their biological father. In fact, things are so good between the two dads they decide to have their families spend Christmas together. Now things get interesting and the family dynamics gets even more complex. Daddy’s Home 2 is the sequel to the 2015 comedy Daddy’s Home.

 

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Daddy's Home 2Rating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date:
November 3, 2017
MPAA Rating:
PG13
Best Age Group:
13+
Sexual Content:
Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content:
Mild
Crude or Profane Language:
Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content:
Moderate
Will Kids Like It?
Yes

 

 

 

Talking Points:

Sexual Content: Moderate

  • One of the Grandpa’s is a womanizer. He has sexual encounters with several different women that he picks up at bars and restaurants, though we don’t see anything. References are made that he took home two women for sex at the same time.
  • A young boy is teased about his crush on a girl. Later he’s shown briefly kissing several different girls.
  • A dad gives a boy a sex talk saying “boys have a dingle, girls have a hoo-hoo.”
  • The two Grandpa’s advice a young boy on how to approach a girl he likes. One of the grandpa’s has a nice approach telling him to become friends first. The other grandpa says “smack her behind.”
  • Kids joke about French kissing.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild

  • There’s a lot of silly slapstick violence. Character’s fall, a chainsaw flies through the air, an elderly man is lost and is found laying face down in the snow.
  • One of the grandpa’s is hit in the face with a tetherball at school, then kicked in the face by a child on a swing, knocking him down.
  • A young girl shoots a turkey with a rifle and accidentally shoots her grandpa.

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

  • We hear “b–ch,” “s–t,” “d—,” “a–.”

Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate

  • Two young girls sneak rum-spiked eggnog. They get drunk and one falls off a roof. It appears that there are no consequences for their drinking.
  • Adult characters are shown drinking alcoholic beverages.

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Overall this is a fun and entertaining film. Having said that parents need to be aware of the sexual references made throughout the film.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thor: Ragnarok

Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is back, though things aren’t going very well for the beloved God of Thunder. He and his mortal girlfriend Jane have broken up, he’s held captive on another planet, and to top things off his powerful hammer has been destroyed. When Thor discovers that Asgard is being threatened he escapes captivity and recruits his new friend Valkyrie (Tessa Thompson), and his former ally and fellow Avenger Hulk (Mark Ruffalo) to save their planet. Together they confront Hela (Cate Blanchett), the Goddess of Death, from destroying the Asgardian world. Thor: Ragnarok is the third chapter in Marvel’s superhero series about the ancient god of thunder.

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Thor- RagnarokRating: 3 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date:
November 3, 2017
MPAA Rating:
PG13
Best Age Group:
11+
Sexual Content:
Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content:
Excessive
Crude or Profane Language:
Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content:
Moderate
Will Kids Like It?
Yes

 

 

 

Talking Points:

Sexual Content: Mild

  • We see Hulk’s bare butt.
  • There are a few suggestive jokes about masturbation and orgies.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive

  • Hela, The Goddess of Death can be very scary.  She slashes soldiers with a huge blade, uses magical knives, and impales them.
  • There are some gory and graphic moments, and a lot of characters die.
  • There are battles with explosions, though shown as comic book violence.

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

  • We hear “sh-t, “d–n,” “a–,” “h-ll,” and “son of a b–ch.”

Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate

  • A character drinks heavily throughout the film. In one scene we see her drunk.

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Overall, Thor: Ragnarok is an entertaining film. However, parents need to be aware of the excessive violence.

Boo 2: A Madea Halloween-Kids’ Movie Review

Madea (Tyler Perry) and her crazy relatives are back, and so is the annual Halloween fraternity party. Tiffany (Diamond White), Madea’s grandniece, has just turned 18. She’s beautiful, independent and thrilled to be going to the local college frat party. This year the party is set to take place at an eerie campground where teens had allegedly been killed. When Madea discovers that Tiffany is going to the party, she drags her elderly gang along to spy and protect her lovely grandniece. Things don’t go as planned and mayhem ensues!!! Boo 2! A Madea Halloween is a sequel to 2016’s  Boo! A Madea Halloween, and is set one year later.

 

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Boo 2- A Madea halloweenRating: 2.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date:
October 20, 2017
MPAA Rating:
PG13
Best Age Group:
13+
Sexual Content:
Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content:
Excessive
Crude or Profane Language:
Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content:
Moderate
Will Kids Like It?
Yes

 

 

 

Talking Points:

Sexual Content: Moderate

  • Suggestive comments are made throughout the film.
  • Frat guys flirt with girls. Couples touch while dancing and it’s implied that they plan to hook up.
  • Women are shown in skimpy Halloween costumes.
  • Tiffany’s goal is to get together with a frat boy at the party.
  • The grandpa flirts with his granddaughter’s friend until she tells him she’s 17.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

  • There are scary men with chainsaws and creepy girls who stalk the lake site.
  • We hear screams and it’s presumed that people are being hurt or even killed.

Crude or Profane Language: Excessive

  • We hear the f-word, “sh-t,” “a–,” “d—,” “h—,” “b–ch, “p-ss”,  “h—” and the n-word.

Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate

  • We see teens drinking with college students.
  • A characters smokes a joint.

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Parents may not like the film but kids will find it entertaining and funny.

Kingsman: The Golden Circle-Kids’ Movie Review

They’re back… the men in the bullet proof suits whose shoes hide toxic blades and umbrellas are shotguns. The Kingsman are members of a secret spy organization who make the world a safer place. The beloved heroes face a unique challenge as their headquarters is destroyed and the world is held hostage. On their mission the men discover an allied spy organization in the US called Statesman. Now the two organizations unite together to defeat the evil villain in order to save the world.  Kingsman: The Golden Circle is the sequel to 2014’s popular Kingsman: The Secret Service.

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Kingsman- The Golden CircleRating: 1.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date:
September 22, 2017
MPAA Rating:
R
Best Age Group:
15+
Sexual Content:
Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content:
Excessive
Crude or Profane Language:
Excessive
Drug and Alcohol Content:
Excessive
Will Teens Like It?
Yes

 

 

 

Talking Points:

Sexual Content: Moderate

  • We see a woman in her bra and panties.
  • A man, who has a rubber tracker on his finger, reaches under a woman’s panties to place the tracer in her vagina while they’re having sexual encounter.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive

  • There’s a lot of intense violence throughout the film. Characters are shown kicking, punching, stabbing, shooting and doing martial arts.
  • Blood spurts out from the eyes and nose of drug users.
  • A character falls into a meat grinder.

Crude or Profane Language: Excessive

  • We hear the f-word frequently throughout the film. We also hear “sh-t,” “a-hole”, “b–ch.”

Drug and Alcohol Content: Excessive

  • Character’s are shown drinking whiskey and getting drunk.
  • The villain is an international drug dealer.
  • We see character’s smoking Meth.

Will Kids Like It?  Yes

Overall this is a fun and entertaining film. Having said that parents need to be aware of the excessive violence, language and drug contents.

 

Logan Lucky- Kids’ Movie Review

The Logan family feels unlucky, and somewhat cursed. Even though, Jimmy Logan (Channing Tatum), was the star high school quarterback and homecoming king, his life eventually becomes more difficult as he can’t keep a job or a wife. Although he does have an adorable daughter with whom he’s very close. Clyde (Adam Driver), Jimmy’s brother, goes to Iraq after high school and gets part of his arm blown off. He eventually becomes a bartender. Then there’s Mellie (Riley Keogh), who is a supportive younger sister. As the Logan’s are feeling down while nothing is going their way, Jimmy comes up with the grand idea of doing a crime. So, Jimmy, Clyde, and Mellie attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina. Logan Lucky is an entertaining, comedic drama from the director of Ocean’s 11, 12 and 13.

 

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Logan LuckyRating: 3.5 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: August 18, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids Like It?  Yes

 

 

Talking Points:

Sexual Content: Mild

  • A female character wears revealing shirts and short-shorts.
  • It’s mentioned that Rihanna sings about her vagina.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Moderate

  • There’s a big brawl with several characters.
  • Prison inmates fight in the cafeteria.
  • A car is set on fire.
  • A character crashes a car through a store window.
  • We see a race car crash.

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

  • We hear the f-word once. We also hear “sh-t,” “d–n,” “h—,” and “a–.”

Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate

  • There are some scenes in a bar with a lot of social drinking.

 Will Kids Like It? Yes

Overall Logan Lucky  is a comedic drama appropriate for kids ages 13 and up.

 

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