Box Office Mom: Justice League, Daddy's Home 2

Box Office Mom Jackie

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH. - Justice League

Rating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: November 3, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 11+
Sexual Content: Mild
Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild
Will Kids Like It? Yes

The world is mourning a beloved superhero's death...Superman!  While Batman is in Gotham City  (Ben Affleck) he tries to keep things in line but it's hard without friend. Crime is up and the people of Gotham are feeling down. Things get even worse as Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) informs Batman that Steppenwolf (Ciarán Hinds), an evil supervillian, has returned and wants to destroy the world. So Batman and Wonder Woman recruit a group of allies to form a team known as Justice League. Now this superhero team tries to save the world from the evil villain.  Justice League is based on DC Comics' superhero adventures.

Talking Points:
Sexual Content: Mild

    •    We see couples kissing.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Excessive
    •    There is a lot of super-hero violence such as explosions and destruction.
    •    There are a lot of battles. Character's are shown fighting with swords, guns, hammers and fist fights.
    •    A giant monster destroys buildings, throws superheroes around, and kills people.
    •    A resurrected Superman is extremely angry and fights with Batman.

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

    •    We hear "sh-t," 'a--," b--ch," "d--n," and "h---."

Drug and Alcohol Content: Mild

    •    We see a character drinking whiskey.

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Overall this is an entertaining film, especially for superhero fans. Having said that, parents need to be aware of the excessive violence throughout the film.

Daddy's Home 2

Rating: 3 and 1/2 out of 5 popcorn buckets
Release Date: November 3, 2017
MPAA Rating: PG13
Best Age Group: 13+
Sexual Content: Moderate
Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild
Crude or Profane Language: Moderate
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate
Will Kids Like It? Yes

The holidays are a wonderful time of year though the family dynamics can get complicated at times. Brad Whitaker (Will Ferrell) is happily married and he has two stepchildren. He loves his wife's kids and wants to be the best father to them. He's even made an effort to get along with Dusty Mayron (Mark Wahlberg), their biological father. In fact, things are so good between the two dads they decide to have their families spend Christmas together. Now things get interesting and the family dynamics gets even more complex. Daddy's Home 2 is the sequel to the 2015 comedy Daddy's Home.

Talking Points:
Sexual Content: Moderate
    •    One of the Grandpa's is a womanizer. He has sexual encounters with several different women that he picks up at bars and restaurants, though we don't see anything. References are made that he took home two women for sex at the same time.
    •    A young boy is teased about his crush on a girl. Later he's shown briefly kissing several different girls.
    •    A dad gives a boy a sex talk saying "boys have a dingle, girls have a hoo-hoo."
    •    The two Grandpa's advice a young boy on how to approach a girl he likes. One of the grandpa's has a nice approach telling him to become friends first. The other grandpa says "smack her behind."
    •    Kids joke about French kissing.

Violent/Disturbing Content: Mild
    •    There's a lot of silly slapstick violence. Character's fall, a chainsaw flies through the air, an elderly man is lost and is found laying face down in the snow.
    •    One of the grandpa's is hit in the face with a tetherball at school, then kicked in the face by a child on a swing, knocking him down.
    •    A young girl shoots a turkey with a rifle and accidentally shoots her grandpa.

Crude or Profane Language: Moderate

    •    We hear "b--ch," "s--t," "d---," "a--."
Drug and Alcohol Content: Moderate

    •    Two young girls sneak rum-spiked eggnog. They get drunk and one falls off a roof. It appears that there are no consequences for their drinking.
    •    Adult characters are shown drinking alcoholic beverages.

Will Kids Like It? Yes

Overall this is a fun and entertaining film. Having said that parents need to be aware of the sexual references made throughout the film.

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