Information for parents deciding which movies are best for kids ages 2 to 18:
“Now You See Me 2”
Why it’s rated PG-13: Some strong language, some action-style peril and violence.
Minimum age: Middle school.
Family discussion: Would you want to be selected by the Eye? Which magic trick would you like to be able to master?
If you like this, try: The original film and “The Sting.”
“The Conjuring 2”
Why it’s rated R: Very disturbing, scary and graphic images and sounds, ghosts, demons, monsters, body transformation, possession, biting, impaling, gunshots, possible murders, creepy voices.
Minimum age: Mature teens.
Family discussion: What does it take to be able to do the work that the Warrens do? Which part was the scariest and why?
If you like this, try: “The Exorcist.”
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