With the release last week of Captain America: Civil War, Hollywood's crucial summer season officially kicked off. By now, you know the drill. Remakes, reboots, special effects, superheroes, usually at the expense of good old-fashioned storytelling and character development. But alas, these are the movies that sell—usually. Among the bunch, there will be misfires, disappointments, and all-out catastrophes. And just because summer blockbuster season represents the most cynical parts of Hollywood moviemaking, that doesn't mean it's not fun as hell. So with that, here are the biggest and hopefully best movies hitting multiplexes this summer.
The Angry Birds Movie
The app may no longer be the phenomenon it was several years ago, but if there's one thing Hollywood loves more than anything else, it's recognizable brands transforming into commercially viable franchises. That and talking CGI animals. Peter Dinklage, Kate McKinnon, Jason Sudeikis, Sean Penn, and Maya Rudolph are just some of the big names that flocked to this project. (May 13)