Ninja LEGO, Kiwi witches, and superhero undies – those are just some of the things families can look forward to in New Zealand cinemas these school holidays.
Here are six films aimed towards younger movie lovers of all ages…
Ed Helms, Kevin Hart and Nick Kroll star in this DreamWorks animated feature based on the children’s novel series by Dav Pilkey.
“Superbad for primary schoolers.” -James Croot, Stuff.co.nz ★★★★
88mins, Rated G
Six teens are high school students by day and ninjas defending their homeland of Ninjago by night in this CGI martial arts comedy.
“Makes for some cool blockbusting blockbuster moments for the family” -Liam Maguren, FLICKS ★★★
101mins, Rated PG (low level violence)
New Zealand-made young adult supernatural drama adapted from Margaret Mahy’s novel, starring Erana James, Timothy Spall, Melanie Lynskey and Lucy Lawless.
“It successfully establishes a mood of its own, employing the backdrop of post-earthquake Christchurch to effect without overdoing it” -Steve Newall, FLICKS ★★★
92mins, Rated M (supernatural themes & content that may disturb)
For a cat-loving family, this documentary follows the lives of the thousands of cats that roam Istanbul – each neither tame nor wild.
“Dares anyone that’s not Gareth Morgan to sigh and smile their way through the film.” -Steve Newall, FLICKS ★★★
79mins, Rating G
In this lesser-known animated release, a sparrow sparrow named Richard is utterly convinced he is a stork.
“Diverting, but hardly memorable viewing.” -James Croot, STUFF.CO.NZ
85mins, Rated G
And then there’s this.
“This provides just over 80-minutes of colourful distraction.” -Adam Fresco, FLICKS
86mins, Rated PG (some scenes may scare very young children)