31 March 2019

Wonder Park - My Review

Jack and I kicked off spring break adventures with a movie on the big screen. We hadn't been to the nice Emagine theater together yet (I'd been with Maggie, and he'd been with hubs...) so we got the adorably cozy love seat, some popcorn and candy, and hunkered down to enjoy the show.

He's been wanting to see Wonder Park since it opened in mid-March, and luckily nothing has come out since that he wanted to see more. I hadn't seen much publicity, so I wasn't sure what we were in for. Wonder Park was a really enjoyable film. I didn't really have much in the way of expectations, but this movie about the power of imagination was beautifully done.

Jack's favorite part was the expression of one of the evil chimpan-zombies as it watched June (our heroine) as he cut the last piece of glass holding her up in the air. He also loved the matter-of-factness of the porcupine character named Steve. Yeah - the excerpts of a seven-year-old can be a little tricky to explain.

Overall, I'd give this one 3.5 or 4 stars out of 5. I wasn't overly thrilled with part of the trite ending, but I don't want to give it away. I think you should make the time to watch or rent this one and watch it for a couple hours of happy distraction.

1 comment:

Liz Parker said...

This one looked cute but also like one I could skip, lol, or watch on Netflix at some point. Emagine is one of my favorite theaters! (even though I have A-List ... so I only go to AMC now. Womp womp. lol)