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‘The Incredible Hulk'

Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence, some frightening sci-fi images and brief suggestive content.

What it's about: The Hulk, after years on the run, comes home in search of a cure and confronts his past and a new foe.

The Kid Attractor Factor: “Incredible” and “Hulk.”

Good lessons/bad lessons: There's something to be said for controlling your temper. A good scientist is a responsible scientist.

Violence: A lot of it. Graphic without a lot of blood.

Language: Marvel clean.

Sex: Well, Liv Tyler's in it. So it's at least worth discussing.

Drugs: The comic-book super-hero kind.

Parents' advisory: Not as violent as Iron Man, although the violence here has no consequences. At least The Hulk wants to manage his violent tendencies.

‘The Happening'

Rating: R for violent and disturbing images.

What it's about: People all over the Northeastern United States turn catatonic, then suicidal, en masse, and a few intrepid city dwellers flee to survive this “attack” or “event.”

The Kid Attractor Factor: Colorful, violent deaths, the end of the world, and Mark ­Wahlberg and Zooey Deschanel.

Good lessons/bad lessons: Be kind to your potted plants.

Violence: Imagine how a zoo keeper, a cop or a lawn-service man might kill himself.

Language: Quite clean, considering most people would curse the end of the world.

Sex: None but a hint of cheating.

Drugs: None at all. Not even booze. Again, end of the world, some people might drink.

Parents' advisory: It's a zombie movie without the brain-eating. Scary enough to warrant keeping the 10-and-youngers away.

Roger Moore, The Orlando Sentinel

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