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Five for Families: Jurassic World is fun, but parents should be cautious
Chris Pratt Stars as Owen in "Jurassic World." - photo by Deseret Connect
Here are five movies from various platforms families may want to consider. Note: Since not all are appropriate for younger children, age recommendations are included.

In theaters: 'Jurassic World'

Jurassic World takes audiences back to the world of cloned dinosaurs in what Josh Terry refers to in his review for the Deseret News as a fun summer ride. While children will clamor to see this film, it's one parents will want to watch before showing their children. Terry notes the film contains violence youd expect from a movie about razor-toothed dinosaurs chasing tourists and it's PG-13 rating feels like a perfect fit, though some parents may feel comfortable taking their preteen children along. recommends the film for viewers ages 13 and older.

Netflix: 'The Fox and the Hound'

Common Sense Media calls this Disney film a thoughtful examination of friendship. The website cautions, however, that the film includes some mature themes, especially loss, with hunting imagery and a chase scene that may be too intense for young viewers. recommends the film for viewers ages 8 and older.

Redbox: 'The Lego Movie'

Catholic News Services John Mulderig praised the film as a diverting eye-catcher for the young and old, stating it sails along toward a format-shifting conclusion that adds another asset to the rich mix: a touching sequence promoting family bonds over selfishness. recommends the film for viewers ages 5 and older.

Amazon Prime: 'Big Fish'

The Dove Foundation says audiences will be charmed and touched by this film and the many adventures it depicts. Parents should note, however, the film contains language, a brutal beating and nudity that is not sexual in nature, according to the website. The film is rated PG-13. recommends the film for viewers ages 13 and older.

iTunes: 'Up'

With Disney/Pixars newest film being released Thursday, heres a look at another of the duos films: Up, which tells the story of a widower who flies his home to South America, unknowingly bringing along a young guest. The Dove Foundation praises the film for its strong characters and story, stating, You can only go up by seeing it with your family. recommends the film for viewers ages 4 and older.
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