There’s always a lot of fun to be had in the great outdoors during the summertime, but if you’re in need of a break from the heat head to the movie theater for some of the great family movies due out this summer. Here’s your summer 2009 family movie guide:
- Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian (May 22) This Ben Stiller sequel also stars Owen Wilson, Amy Adams, and Robin Williams, so it’s sure to be filled with laughs, and with its PG rating for mild action and brief violence it will be suitable for many children.
- Up (May 18) Ed Asner lends his voice the grouchy 78 year-old balloon salesman in this Pixar animated adventure that follows the salesman and a young boy’s hot air balloon journey to South America. Up is rated PG for some peril and action.
- Imagine That (June 12) Eddie Murphy stars in this family film as a down-on-his-luck financial executive who delves into his daughter’s imaginary world, where he just might find answers to all his problems. Imagine That is rated PG for mild language and brief questionable behavior.
- Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (July 1) This third installment of the Ice Age dynasty is sure to please with its new 3D look and the addition of Manny and Ellie’s mini-mammoth and Sid’s baby dinosaur.
- Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (July 15) The much anticipated sixth installment of the Harry Potter series is sure to draw throngs of movie-goers into the theaters this summer, many of them children. This film delves into Lord Voldemort’s past and continues Harry on his journey to try to stop the evil wizard from regaining his full power. The Half-Blood Prince is rated PG for scary images, some violence, language, and mild sensuality.
- G-Force (July 24) Featuring the voice talents of Nicholas Cage, Penelope Cruz, and Tracy Morgan, this animated flick tells the tale of a group of highly trained guinea pigs trying to thwart the attempts of an evil billionaire from taking over the world.
- Aliens in the Attic (July 31) Starring Ashley Tisdale, this one is definitely pegged for the pre-teen crowd. The movie follows a group of teens trying to keep bad aliens from coming down from the attic and inhabiting their new home.
- Shorts (August 7) Robert Rodriguez directs this comedy about an 11 year-old boy’s discovery of a wish-granting magic rainbow rock…and all the havoc that ensues. This film is rated PG for mild action and some rude humor.
- Goose on the Loose (August 21) Chevy Chase (yes…Chevy Chase) is back in this family comedy about a talking goose. Chase plays a school principal intent on roasting up the goose, the best friend of a grieving boy. Goose on the Loose is rated PG for some rude humor and mild language.
Your family is sure to pleased by at least one (and maybe all!) of the movies featured in the summer 2009 family movie guide!