Parents' guide to select new movies:
Rating: PG-13 for sci-fi action and violence, and brief sexual content.
What it's about: The young men and women who crew the Starship Enterprise meet and have their first Earth-saving adventure in this prequel to the TV show and movies.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Space battles, funny creatures.
Good lessons/bad lessons: First impressions aren't everything.
Violence: Quite a bit, a couple of memorable deaths.
Language: Some profanity.
Sex: Pursued if not consummated.
Drugs: Alcohol is consumed.
Parents' advisory: The jokes are aimed more at parents who remember the Trek saga, but kids of all ages should enjoy the action, the setting and the banter.