Summer vacay will be here before you know it, and you’ll soon be tasked with filling those three amazing months with fun. Start by heading to the theater to check out the newest kid flicks debuting in 2017. Common Sense Media put together a comprehensive guide of the top movies to watch this summer along with their signature reviews that’ll help you discern whether the movie is appropriate for your family. Flip through the gallery for their picks.
Wonder Woman (June 2)
Target Age: Tweens and teens
What's the buzz? Wonder Woman is the long-anticipated action movie featuring the comics' most famous female superhero. After a brief cameo in Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Wonder Woman (Gal Gadot) gets her own DC movie, focusing on her origin story. Diana, princess of the Amazons and unbeatable warrior, leaves her all-female island paradise to help save humanity. By becoming Wonder Woman, she aims to stop the spread of mass destruction during World War I. As in most superhero movies, you can expect loads of action and fighting, as well as some salty language and romance between Diana and American pilot Steve Trevor (Chris Pine). But this movie will likely be appropriate for teens and older tweens, hopefully offering the kind of strong female role models that aren't always common in action movies.
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