The Herald of Everett, Washington
Customer service  |  Subscribe   |   Log in or sign up   |   Advertising information   |   Contact us
HeraldNet on Facebook HeraldNet on Twitter HeraldNet RSS feeds HeraldNet Pinterest HeraldNet Google Plus The Daily Herald on Linked In HeraldNet Youtube
HeraldNet Newsletters  Newsletters: Sign up  Green editions icon Green editions

Family Film Guide: ‘Mission: Impossible’ and ‘Adventures of Tintin’

  • "The Adventures of Tintin" is fit entertainment for all ages.

    Paramount Pictures

    "The Adventures of Tintin" is fit entertainment for all ages.

SHARE: facebook Twitter icon Pinterest icon Linkedin icon Google+ icon Email icon |  PRINTER-FRIENDLY
Published:
  • "The Adventures of Tintin" is fit entertainment for all ages.

    Paramount Pictures

    "The Adventures of Tintin" is fit entertainment 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 up.
"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.
Sex: Nope.
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 and suitable for all ages.

-- Roger Moore, McClatchy-Tribune News Service
Story tags » Family funMovies

More Life Headlines

NEWSLETTER

Weekend to-do list

Our to-do list full of ideas for your weekend

Calendar