We’re filling our summer break from school with plenty of fun-packed holiday camps, cool trips to the pool and no shortage of kid-friendly museum exhibits (including Children’s Season! Hurrah!), and we can’t wait. But with all that running around to be done, we’re also going to need an element of kicking back with a snack or two, some free air con and a couple of hours of not having to answer questions from the kids. Thankfully, there are plenty of awesome family blockbuster movies hitting the silver screen in the coming months. Chris Pratt, mums… Say no more.
(Psst: Want to catch up on some great blockbusters and see what’s coming during the rest of the year? Check out our list of all the movies that are due for release during 2018)
A spin-off of the legendary space epic, every mum’s teen heartthrob, Han Solo. leaps back onto screen with his Wookie friend, Chewie in Solo: A Star Wars Story. We can’t wait to catch this debonair pilot’s adventures in days before Princess Leia et al – it opens TODAY (23 May), earthlings.
We are all familiar with the party game version for kids, so why not take a gander at this gander who needs to lead two little lost ducklings south for the winter in Duck Duck Goose? Find out on 31 May if feathery Peng can step up to the challenge. or if their goose is cooked (we sincerely hope it’s a happy ending what with it being a kids’ film!).
Chris Pratt. That is all. Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom roars into cinemas on 7 June.
Mum power! Elastigirl and all round supermom, takes centre stage in family superhero movie Incredibles 2 (pictured top) in the long awaited sequel opening 14 June. Mr Incredible babysitting two tweens and a toddle with newfound powers is sure to be a hoot.
It’s the chick flick you never knew you wanted starring all our female faves including Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett and Rihanna. A heist on the Met Gala in fabulous outfits you say? Yes please! Ocean’s 8 is definitely one to pencil in for your next girl’s night out: it opens on 14 June. Also, why does Sandra Bullock never age?
What’s kind of summer would it be without a Marvel movie? The subatomic hero is back on 5 July with a new sidekick and a crazy Ghost super villain to defeat. Head to the cinema for action-packed gags and a ton of fun in Ant-Man and the Wasp.
Kids aren’t the only ones on vacation this summer come 12 July. The whole monster gang is hopping onto one epic summer cruise in Hotel Transylvania 3, in what is sure to be a scream.
Expect truckloads of family drama in the sequel to the flick Mamma Mia! as Meryl Streep and Amanda Seyfried play a mum and daughter who work through relationship and romantic problems, this time with grandma thrown into the mix. Look forward to more hits by ABBA when it bursts into movie theatres on 19 July. Mamma Mia! Here we go again…
Our childhood favourite tale, Winnie the Pooh, gets the Paddington treatment on 2 August when he meets grown-up Christopher Robin in the fluff. The poor chap has NO idea what’s in store for him when his old friend Pooh shows up in London. “What to do?” indeed!
The producers of binge-worthy Netflix hit Stranger Things are bringing us The Darkest Minds on 2 August. Fans of The Maze Runner and its sequels are sure to love this dystopic teen rebellion film involving kids with superpowers. Definitely one worth tipping teenagers out of bed for during the school hols.
To make sure superhero movies don’t take themselves too seriously, Teen Titans Go! To The Movies is your not so typical cartoon-adapted take on this genre. The perfect film, out on 30 August, packed with mad capers to end the summer on a high with.
Top image: Incredibles 2
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