New Family Movies Opening This Summer
While “Man of Steel,” “Iron Man 3,” and “Fast and Furious” get most of the love this summer, we need to remember that there are some fantastic kids/familly movies opening, too.
The highly anticipated flick “Monsters University” opens June 21.
“Monsters University” is set about 10 years before the events of “Monsters, Inc.” Seventeen-year-old Michael “Mike” Wazowski (voiced by Billy Crystal) is extremely eager to start college, where he is majoring in scaring. Things don’t go quite as planned, though, when 18-year-old James P. “Sulley” Sullivan (voiced by John Goodman) happens to be in the same fraternity as he. Sulley shows to be almost the exact opposite of Mike: playful, all-brawn, and most notably large. He is also majoring in scaring, however, and they soon become enemies in a rivalry that will tear their worlds apart, but ultimately brings them together.
Another new movie opening this summer your kids and the whole family will love, is “Despicable Me 2.” It opens July 3.
Gru is no longer a villain, since saving his three adopted daughters Margo, Edith, and Agnes from Vector in the first film (Despicable Me). But his calm and unexciting new life takes an unexpected turn when he is recruited by Lucy Wilde and Silas Ramsbottom and is taken to the headquarters of the Anti-Villain League, a society dedicated to fighting crime on a global scale. There he discovers that there is a new villain called Eduardo on the loose and because Gru was once a villain himself and knows how they think, Silas (who is the League’s head), wants Gru to help them fight Eduardo. With the help of Gru’s assistant, Dr. Nefario, his minions, Margo, Edith, and Agnes, Gru must save the world (again).
The movie stars the voices of Steve Carell, Russell Brand, Kristen Wiig and Benjamin Bratt.