Summertime. The weather is as yummy as that ice cream cone you're snacking on, and you and the kiddos are spending as many hours as you can outside. But, sometimes, on that too-hot day or when the rains are ruining some picnic plans, you may need to spend an afternoon inside. Gather the troops and head to the movie theater to catch one of these sure-to-please-everyone family movies. We've got the lowdown on what's hitting theaters this summer.
Epic - May 24
From the same folks that brought you the Ice Age movies, you've the battle of Good versus Evil in a secret universe. The whole existence of the world at stake in this animated adventure as we follow a teenager, Mary Katherine, as she teams up with everyone from a leafman to a caterpillar to a toad. Oh, and, of course. there is a queen...voiced by whom else but Beyoncé.
Monsters University - June 21
The prequel to the now-classic hit Monsters Inc., those animation gurus at Pixar have decided to tell us the story of how Mike and Sulley became friends...appearantly, it wasn't an easy road to BFF-dom, but you bet it was a funny one.
Despicable Me 2 - July 3
What is Gru up to this time? He's actually on the side of the good guys! See how he - and his minions - help to save the world.
Turbo - July 19
A snail with superspeed powers, the voice of Ryan Reynolds, and a great message about never letting limitations keep you from your dreams...what more could we want in a summer movie from DreamWorks? Did we mention it is going to be a television series later this year? Yes, a happy dancing opportunity if we ever heard one.
The Smurfs 2 - July 31
Garagamel just doesn't give up and this time, he's not alone. He's created The Naughties, creatures akin to Smurfs, and the up-to-no-good group kidnaps Smurfette! How will the Smurfs get her back? Grab some popcorn and find out.
Which summer movies are your kids excited about? What about you?