Whether you’re a working mum or a SAHM who spends time with her kids 24/7, we all wish for activities that grabs our kids’ attention longer than 30 mins, while we sit back with our legs up. Well, a movie is one of them. In fact, a movie outing is a great idea if all you can afford is a half-day’s leave. Try these five current and upcoming movies with kids in mind – Pokemon The Movie and Star Wars – and that even you will enjoy.
Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
70 years before Harry Potter went to Hogwarts, there was a young wizard, Newt Scamander, a “magizoologist” (someone who studies magical creatures) who accidentally lost his magical creatures in New York – oops! Just like all Harry Potter movies, this prequel wins audiences of all ages, thanks to a suspenseful storyline and mysterious characters set amidst an impressive cinematography. Prepare to be spellbound!
Release date: November 17
Pokémon The Movie: Volcanian And The Mechanical Marvel
You’ll be hailed a hero by your little Pokémon enthusiasts when you take them to watch this animation flick about Ash Ketchum who gets stuck with the Mythical Pokémon Volcanion which fell from the sky. Ash and his team, along with Volcanion arrive in a cogs and gears city to rescue a 500-year-old “ultimate invention” known as the Artificial Pokémon Magearna from a corrupt minister so he doesn’t use its mysterious power to control the mechanical kingdom. Didn’t understand a word? Don’t worry, your kids will explain.
Release date: November 24
If anyone can make a princess movie that even boys will heart, it’s Disney, and they deliver it again with this creative, heartwarming flick. Moana is a 14-year-old Polynesian princess who goes on an open sea voyage to find a fabled island to save her people. Along the way she befriends a demigod named Maui, escapes from gigantic sea creatures and chance upon beautiful under-the-sea worlds. This story is based on a South Pacific legend, and much of the movie’s artwork is inspired by French artist Paul Gauguin so that’s something for artistic ones.
Release date: November 24
A Street Cat Named Bob
Adapted from James Bowen’s bestselling memoir, this is a cute little story about a down-and-out street busker who finds friendship in a stray cat. Not that this cat talks, but it has a “persuasive purr” (says a reviewer) that helped its owner score with the girl next door. Spoiler alert: the real-life cat Bob will steal the show and your heart.
Release date: December 1
Rogue One: A Star Wars Story
For daddies and budding sci-fi lovers, this prequel is set before Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope, in the Age of the Empire. A group of resistance fighters unite to steal the plans to the Death Star, a powerful mobile battle station in far flung space that’s capable of destroying entire planets (yikes). A good opportunity for daddies to bond with kids while non-Star Wars mums head off for a well-deserved facial. We’re just saying.
Release date: December 15