Weekend Movie Forecast: Will You See 'X-Men: First Class'?

The superhero prequel X-Men: First Class is earning stellar grades from critics -- but can it trump The Hangover?

Which movies are fun for the whole family and which ones are treats just for you? Find out!

In theaters now:

X-Men: First Class
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Sure, there have already been three X-Men films, but ever wonder how all those mutants got their crazy powers and banded together? Well, here you go! This prequel follows the journey of Professor Charles Xavier (James McAvoy) and Erik Lehnsherr (Michael Fassbender) before they become mortal enemies Professor X and Magneto. As they try to save humanity from the Cuban missile crisis, a clash between friends leads Professor X to partner with the X-Men to fight for good while Magneto and Brotherhood go on a road toward evil.

What They're Saying:
"The result is one of the best Marvel adaptations, packed with action, humor, retro 1960s style that's both campy and sexy, and a revisionist history lesson that puts the X-Men at the center of the Cuban missile crisis." -- Associated Press

"Entertaining enough for a Saturday night, and much more satisfying than the last X-Men offshoot, the woeful Wolverine." -- Boston Globe

Good for the Kids?
With rave reviews and an all-star cast, this is the perfect superhero flick for teenagers and adults to see on a hot summer day! With intense action sequences and a PG-13 rating, it's probably best to leave the little tots at home.

Watch the preview!

In case you missed:

The Hangover Part II
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The Wolfpack is back for the eagerly anticipated sequel to the highest-grossing R-rated comedy of all time. This time around, Phil (Bradley Cooper), Stu (Ed Helms), Alan (Zach Galifianakis) and Doug (Justin Bartha) reunite for Stu's wedding in Thailand. After their wild bachleor party in Las Vegas, Stu wants to keep everything low-key -- but after downing a few beers by a bonfire they wake up the next morning with killer hangovers, no memories and a drug-peddling monkey in their hotel room. Plus, the bride's brother is missing and a Thai drug lord is after them -- so they've got that going for them, which isn't nice.

What They're Saying:
"If you want to avoid plot spoilers for The Hangover Part II, don't watch The Hangover." -- Film.com

"Most of the laughs go down easily. Most." -- TIME magazine 

Good for the Kids?
Leave the kids at home! With raunchy humor and drug use, this is a movie for adults looking for some plentiful summertime laughs.

Kung Fu Panda 2
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Beloved animated panda Po (Jack Black) is back to save China from an evil villain (Gary Oldman) threatening to conquer his homeland and destroy kung fu. The audacity! With the help of Master Shifu (Dustin Hoffman), Tigress (Angelina Jolie) and several other kung fu masters, Po must embark on an adventure in order to uncover the secrets of his origin -- and, of course, save the day.

What They're Saying:
"With its mix of vibrant CG and classical elements, the movie dazzles." -- Philadelphia Inquirer

"That expressiveness combined with the talented voice cast brings a nuance, a sense of reality that is hard to achieve in animation." -- Los Angeles Times

Good for the Kids?
With rave reviews and an all-star cast, this is a perfect movie pick for the whole family. Po's comedic, action-packed adventure will keep the kids -- and adults -- entertained and laughing.

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