Family reviews: 'Hoodwinked Too!,' 'Prom'

April 28, 2011 

A parents' guide to select new movies:

'Hoodwinked Too! Hood vs. Evil'

Rating: PG for some mild rude humor, language and action

What it's about: Granny, a secret recipe and Hansel and Gretel are missing. Can Red Riding Hood and her pal, the wolf, save them?

The Kid Attractor Factor: A fairy tale mash-up in animated 3-D

Good lessons/bad lessons: "A person can never really fail unless they give up."

Violence: Cartoon punchings, squishings, etc.

Language: A "dammit Jim" Star Trek joke

Sex: None

Drugs and alcohol: Cocktails in a nightclub

Parents' advisory: OK for all ages, but if the kids were old enough to have seen the original in theaters (2005), they've outgrown this one.

'Prom'

Rating: PG for mild language and a brief fight

What it's about: Assorted kids at a suburban high school obsess about the year-end dance and all it portends.

The Kid Attractor Factor: Attractive teens coping with young love, awkwardness and their first serious thoughts of "the future"

Good lessons/bad lessons: Don't get too caught up in expecting that "one perfect moment," because to most kids, prom isn't all that.

Violence: One fistfight

Language: Disney clean

Sex: Flirting and the occasional smooch

Drugs and alcohol: None

Parents' advisory: Disney's version of high school lacks the "real" problems of "real" high schools, but that makes it suitable for all ages.

Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

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