Summer movie preview: 22 films and what can families expect

Published: Thursday, April 24 2014 6:27 p.m. MDT

Niko Tavernise, Sony Pictures

Ah, summer. The sun is shining, the days are longer and school’s out. So what better way to celebrate than to hole up in a darkened theater with a bucket of popcorn and take in the most over-the-top, special effects-heavy movies Hollywood can muster?

Compared to previous (and upcoming) years, this summer movie season might at first seem a little underwhelming — only five movies explicitly about aliens? What gives? — but there are actually a lot of surprising options this year that could make it a summer to remember.

Here’s a look at the titles families might look forward to in the upcoming months. Because some of the films are not yet rated and content descriptors are limited, some of these may not turn out to be ideal family fare (we will let you know which).

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American Fork, UT

I hope there's a few that we can look at from the perspective of what adults can expect. Not every movie has to be a babysitter for a mob of miscreants.

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