A parents' guide to select new movies:
'The Adventures of Tintin'
Rating: PG for adventure action violence, some drunkenness and brief smoking
What it's about: The intrepid reporter and his clever dog travel the world to solve a mystery and find a treasure.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Treasure, mystery, a cute dog, all based on one of the world's most popular comics.
Good lessons/bad lessons: The one place in the world to go when you're stumped, when you need answers: the library.
Violence: An awful lot of animated gun play.
Language: Quite clean.
Drugs: In the era this is set, smoking and getting drunk weren't cardinal sins.
Parents' advisory: Sort of an animated Indiana Jones movie, pitched at a younger audience — suitable for all ages.
'Mission: Impossible — Ghost Protocol'
Rating: PG-13 for sequences of intense action and violence
What it's about: Super agent Ethan Hunt and a new team try to stop a madman bent on starting World War III.
The Kid Attractor Factor: Spectacular stunts, big explosions, way cool gadgets.
Good lessons/bad lessons: Always take care of your friends, and "Failure to a terrorist is just a rehearsal for success."
Violence: Brawls, and lots of guns and knives and bombs, with a bit of blood to go along with it.
Language: A smattering of mild profanity.
Sex: Toyed with, including a hint of kinkiness.
Drugs: Courage in a bottle is applied in a scene or two.
Parents' advisory: Quite violent and entirely too intense for very young viewers — but OK for 10 and older.
McClatchy-Tribune News Service