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May Movies Sneak Peek

By on May 4, 2017

New movies for kids and teens in May include new installments of Guardians of the Galaxy, Diary of a Wimpy Kid and Pirates of the Caribbean. Here’s a sneak peek at all the new movies for kids and teens in May. Note that release dates are subject to change.

By Jane Louise Boursaw

GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY, VOL. 2

guardiansposterNot yet rated; likely PG-13 | Ok for Kids 12+

In Theaters 5/5 | Disney, Marvel

Reel Preview: 4.5 of 5 Reels

Set to the backdrop of Awesome Mixtape #2, film continues the team’s adventures as they traverse the outer reaches of the cosmos. The Guardians must fight to keep their newfound family together as they unravel the mysteries of Peter Quill’s true parentage. Old foes become new allies and fan-favorite characters from the classic comics will come to our heroes’ aid as the Marvel cinematic universe continues to expand.

KING ARTHUR: LEGEND OF THE SWORD

kingarthurposterRated PG-13 for sequences of violence and action, some suggestive content and brief strong language

In Theaters 5/12 | Ok for kids 13+

Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels

Acclaimed filmmaker Guy Ritchie brings his dynamic style to the epic fantasy action adventure. Starring Charlie Hunnam in the title role, the film is an iconoclastic take on the classic Excalibur myth, tracing Arthur’s journey from the streets to the throne. When Arthur’s father is murdered, Arthur’s uncle, seizes the crown. Robbed of his birthright and with no idea who he truly is, Arthur comes up the hard way in the back alleys of the city. But once he pulls the sword from the stone, his life is turned upside down and he is forced to acknowledge his true legacy, whether he likes it or not.

DIARY OF A WIMPY KID: THE LONG HAUL

wimpykidposterNot yet rated; likely PG

In Theaters 5/19 | Ok for Kids 8+

Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels

The action-packed, humor and heart-filled “Spark” follows a teenage monkey Spark, voiced by Jace Norman (Nickelodeon’s “Henry Danger”), and his friends Vix, a battle-ready fox, and Chunk, a tech-savvy warthog, as they embark on a mission to take back the besieged Planet Bana from the power-mad General Zhong. Includes characters like the comically forgetful nanny robot Bananny, voiced by Susan Sarandon, and the noble, self-sacrificing Queen, voiced by Hilary Swank, by his side.

PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN: DEAD MEN TELL NO TALES

piratesposterNot yet rated; likely PG-13 | In Theaters 5/26 |

Ok for Kids 12+ | Disney | Reel Preview: 4 of 5 Reels

Johnny Depp returns to the big screen as the iconic, swashbuckling anti-hero Jack Sparrow in the all-new film. The rip-roaring adventure finds Captain Jack feeling the winds of ill-fortune blowing strongly his way when deadly ghost sailors escape from the Devil’s Triangle bent on killing every pirate at sea – especially Jack. At the helm of the Dying Gull, his pitifully small and shabby ship, Captain Jack seeks not only to reverse his recent spate of ill fortune, but to save his very life from the most formidable and malicious foe he has never faced.


JANE’S REEL RATING SYSTEM

One Reel – Even the Force can’t save it.
Two Reels – Coulda been a contender
Three Reels – Something to talk about.
Four Reels – You want the truth? Great flick!
Five Reels – Wow! The stuff dreams are made of.


Jane Boursaw is the film critic and editor-in-chief of Reel Life With Jane. Contact her at jboursaw@charter.net. Images used with permission of the studios and distributors.

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