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.
The Mummy (June 9)
Target Age: Teens
What's the buzz? The Mummy (2017) is a reboot of the Mummy franchise, this time starring Tom Cruise. Like the earlier films, this one looks chock full of supernatural violence, monsters, plagues, and peril. This time around, the mummy is the ancient princess Ahmanet (Sofia Boutella). After being unearthed by Nick Morton (Cruise), Jenny Halsey (Annabelle Wallis), and their team, Ahmanet awakens and unleashes evil throughout London. In addition to the violence, there looks to be some non-graphic nudity, as well as some swearing and romance. This film looks too intense for young kids to handle, but older tweens and teens will likely want to see it, especially since it marks the beginning of the new "Universal Monsters" franchise.
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