Every year, children and teenagers are let out of school with disposable income and Hollywood rushes to cater to them with the Summer Movie season. It's the most wonderful time of year for fans of the blockbuster and there will be no shortage this summer. Keep in mind, as with most of our calendars, that not all films have been issued ratings yet and some films may come up on this list that are eventually rated R or delayed.
Iron Man 3, May 3 -- The Avengers are over and business will have to return to normal for Iron Man... or will an ethnically ambiguous villain ruin that?
The Great Gatsby, May 10 --Sure to be on top of every teenagers' "watch instead of read summer movie list," F. Scott Fitzgerald's classic tale of a doomed romance will get another shot at the big screen.
Star Trek Into Darkness, May 17-16 (note: date moved up) -With J.J. Abrams about to take on Star Wars, he'll get one last chance to woo skeptics before taking the reins on another classic franchise.
EPIC, May 24 --Ice Age's Blue Sky will get to move to this millennium, but not before having to shrink down for an EPIC adventure. They're so sure of it, that the title is in ALL CAPS.
Fast and Furious 6, May 24--No fancy titles this time, just more cars and Vin Diesel.
Now You See Me, May 31 -- 2013 must've felt magical because this is the third movie about magicians to come out this year. This time, it's illusionists with a Robin Hood complex.
The Kings of Summer, May 31 -- Like Perks of Being a Wallflower, this is the arty movie for teens. Three boys (including Hannah Montana's Moises Arias) run away to the forest where they build a treehouse and live off the land.
After Earth, May 31 --M. Night Shyamalan hasn't had a great run recently, so here's hoping that Will and Jaden Smith can change that with this mysterious post/pre-apocalyptic tale.
Tiger Eyes, June 7 -- For the first time, a Judy Blume book is coming to the big screen with with help from Blume herself as well as her son who's directing the feature.
Man of Steel, June 14 -- It's been eight years since Warner's last try at a Superman movie. This time, however, they're banking on kickstarting a Justice League universe.
My Little Pony Equestria Girls, June 16 -- The My Little Pony show has been a cult hit for the Hub, so now the next logical step is to turn it into a film where all the ponies are now humans...what what?
Monsters University, June 21 -- Mike and Scully are going back to school in this prequel to the beloved movie.
World War Z, June 21-- Fast zombies...that is all.
Despicable Me 2, July 3 -- The last film was a surprise hit, this time we'll see if those charming yellow guys steal the show and box office again.
Lone Ranger, July 3 -- After a troubled shoot and being cancelled one or two times, Johnny Depp will finally appear in his "Native American" attire.
The Way, Way Back, July 5 -- In the spirit of Adventureland, a miserable teen on vacation with his mom and her insensitive boyfriend (Steve Carell) finds a mentor, a girl (AnnaSophia Robb) and a job at a waterpark.
Grown Ups 2, July 12 -- Adam Sandler and the gang apparently have some more growing up to do.
Pacific Rim, July 12 -- What could possibly be the biggest film of the year, Monsters vs Giant Robots looks to stage a Kaiju genre comeback.
Turbo, July 17 -- It's about a fast snail on the es-car-go (not my joke). Also of note, Netflix is set to release a televised run of this movie exclusively through their service.
Red 2, July 19 -- Bruce Willis and his fellow senior ex-CIA team look to shoot up the joint again this summer before bedtime.
The Wolverine, July 26 -- Hugh Jackman dons the sideburns and claws again to deliver his most famed character to Japan.
Smurfs 2, July 31 -- Not smurfin again!
Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters, August 7 (note new date) -- Oh hey, they made another Percy Jackson film.
Planes, August 9 -- A direct-to-DVD turned full-fledged feature release will see a Cars spin-off handled by a non-Pixar crew.
Elysium, August 9 -- Another mysterious film, this time from District 9 director Neill Blomkamp.
The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones, August 23 -- Summer will get to end on another film looking to capture the post-Twilight demo.
One Direction: This Is Us, Aug. 29 -- You know how this works. Behind the scenes concert footage, backstory all edited to make you love them oh so much more.