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The summer holidays are both a blessing and a curse. Of course, they mean that you can spend a lot of time with your kids but it also means that you've got to find a lot of things to do with your kids. An easy solution when you're completely out of ideas (or if the weather has turned bad) is to take a trip to your local cinema. Here are 5 films perfect for keeping the kids entertained this summer:
The Boss Baby
It's been a while since we've seen any really original new releases but The Boss Baby looks like a winner. Boss Baby, voiced by Alec Baldwin, is far from your ordinary baby. Not only does he wear a suit and carry a briefcase, but he's also a spy on a mission. Of course, being a baby, he needs some help along the way so he ropes in his seven-year-old brother to help him take down the CEO of Puppy Co. This adult/baby switch-up animation is sure to have you all rolling around laughing.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
The Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series is perhaps not one for kids under the age of 10 but for young teens, this seems like a funny if a little silly, portrayal of family life. Greg is back and his family are off on a road trip for his grandmother's 90th birthday. Or that's what Greg told them. Prepare yourself for much mischief and mayhem as Greg and his family drive across America. (Maybe don't take your kids to see this if you don't want to give them any ideas about how to misbehave...)
Smurfs: The Lost Village
The Smurfs have been a family favourite for decades and now they're back for their greatest adventure. What if the Smurfs weren't the only little blue creatures to roam the planet? What if there are other Smurfs out there in the mythical Lost Village? After Smurfette discovers a mysterious map she sets out with some of her Smurf friends to see if the the legend of the Lost Village is true after all.
The Last Cars movie came out way back in 2011 (see my review here) and it completely blew me away. Usually, I have no interest in this sort of film, but Pixar pulled out all the stops and proved that they're still top of their game when it comes to making funny animations suitable for all ages.
This summer, Pixar and Disney bring us Cars 3, a sequel to the previous two movies. Our favourite car, Lightning McQueen, is still raring to go and this time he's got to prove to a new bunch of racers that he's still the big dog of racing. So far, this movie has been praised by critics with many thinking that it is even better than the predecessors so it looks like the Cars franchise is here to stay.
Despicable Me 3
Last, but by no means least, we have Despicable Me 3. This is probably the animated film that most children (and indeed adults!) are excited about this summer. Ever since the Minions first popped up on our screens back in 2010, people have been taken with Minion mania.
In this sequel, we find out that Gru has a twin brother called Dru, and the pair were separated at birth Parent-Trap style. Dru reveals their family history of villainy and convinces Gru to take part in one last criminal scheme for a bit of brother bonding.
Which of these are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments below!