A parents' guide to select new movies:
'The Chronicles of Narnia: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader'
Rating: PG for some frightening images and sequences of fantasy action
What it's about: The younger Pevensie kids are summoned for one more adventure, this one involving a sea voyage and a quest for enchanted swords.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Kids getting to act like grownups, fighting battles and such, in the magical alternate reality of Narnia.
Good lessons/bad lessons: "We have nothing if not belief." "There is no honor in turning away from an adventurous thing."
Violence: Sword-fighting, brawling with slave traders and dragons and such
Language: Disney clean
Sex: The teens are starting to sense their hormones.
Parents' advisory: As family-friendly as ever, more accessible than the earlier Chronicles, yet with more direct allegories to Christianity
'The Warrior's Way'
Rating: R for strong, bloody violence
What it's about: An assassin from the Far East hides out with a baby he is protecting in the Old West. But trouble finds him.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Swords and martial-arts fights and shooting, and stuff blowing up, and Kate Bosworth, left
Good lessons/bad lessons: To murder is human, to forgive murderers divine.
Violence: Sword slashings, shootings and an attempted rape
Language: Not an issue here
Sex: Attempted rape
Drugs: Geoffrey Rush plays the town drunk.
Parents' advisory: As movies about guys who can lop off the heads of other guys go — with a rapist villain to boot — this is fairly tame stuff. OK for 13 and older.
Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel