The summer holidays are a time for kids to relax and enjoy the great outdoors. However with the British weather being unreliable, thankfully Hollywood has a few tricks up its sleeve for parents to help keep the little ones entertained this summer. Much hyped animated adventures featuring kids’ favourite characters, eagerly awaited action sequels and one of the most anticipated films of the last decade are set to hit the big screen over the next few months. We take a look at some of the best flicks to hit the big screen, certain to ignite young ones’ imagination and demand their attention.
The Angry Birds Movie
Arguably the most long awaited film of them all, is set to take the cinema world by storm over the next couple of months. Capturing the hearts of players everywhere when the game launched in 2009, the franchise has spawned several spin offs, merchandise galore and a television show. Following the birds as they try and steal their eggs back from the pigs, the film focuses on friendship and teamwork in order to get them through tough times.
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Out of the Shadows
Following 2014's reboot, follows the four most famous turtles of all time as they battle to save the world from yet another villain. Fun, fast and funny, TMNT is the latest in a long line of films, TV shows and comics featuring the foursome. Standing the test of time, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were originally coined in 1984, and have been a beacon of heroism for kids ever since.
The sequel we have all been waiting for since Finding Nemo hit our screens in 2003. Starring Nemo’s forgetful friend, as well as Nemo and some other familiar faces, the film is a feel good story set to entertain kids and tug on parents’ heartstrings. Boasting an all-star cast, the Find Dory does what Disney does best, highlighting the importance of friends and family. Ideal for children of all ages, this one will entertain the whole family.
Directed by Steven Spielberg, is based on Roald Dahl's much loved fantasy book. The story sees orphan Sophie befriend the BFG (The Big Friendly Giant), before they set off on an adventure to stop the not so friendly giants who eat children. Designed for kids in mind, the visuals are stunning and captivating, however smaller children might be frightened by the giants.