05/07/2012 07:24 pm ET

Summer Movies 2012: 16 Movies To See Or Skip This Season (WATCH)

By Jimmy Loomos

Jimmy is a senior at Maine South. He’s a student reporter for The Mash, a weekly teen publication distributed to Chicagoland high schools.

This summer is filled with a whole slate of big-name movies. From superheroes to Disney princesses, every movie patron will find their niche. We’ll see the return of animated favorites, old-time hits and heralded series. Perhaps the biggest premiere of all is Marvel’s “The Avengers,” which opened overseas last weekend with an impressive $185.1 million debut, according to boxofficemojo.com, in advance of its U.S. opening on Friday.

Overwhelmed already? Don’t worry! Check out the below slideshow for the 'must-see' and 'must-skip' films of this blockbuster season.

Summer Movie Guide