A parents' guide to select new movies:
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense sci-fi action and violence
What it's about: A headstrong young deity is cast out, with his hammer, after irking his father, Odin.
The Kid Attractor Factor: It's a comic-book adaptation, and it's summer.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Cast aside vanity, temper and ego, and serve humanity, and you get to keep the hammer.
Violence: Hammerings and impalings, without blood
Sex: None, even with Natalie Portman and Kat Dennings on board
Drugs and alcohol: A few too many boilermakers are served.
Parents' advisory: Light on message, heavy on action, this is suitable for 8 and older despite the PG-13 tag.
'Jumping the Broom'
Rating: PG-13 for some sexual content
What it's about: Two African-American families from different social classes gather on Martha's Vineyard for a wedding.
The Kid Attractor Factor: A large and varied cast of funny people acting out wacky family goings-on.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Loving the person you're going to marry is no guarantee that you'll love their family and that they'll love yours.
Violence: Some slapping, a punch or two
Language: Quite clean
Sex: Discussed, barely avoided
Drugs and alcohol: Cocktails and beer
Parents' advisory: More family-friendly than the films of Tyler Perry, which it compares to and imitates. Younger kids will be bored — just as in a real wedding. OK for 10 and older.