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}}'''''Wonder Park''''' is a 2019 American-Spanish 3D animated comedy by Nickelodeon Movies and Paramount.
A young imaginative girl named June Bailey spent her childhood days constructing an amusement park filled with fantastical rides and inhabited by talking animals called Wonderland with her mother and her friends, but she lost her sense of imagination and wonder after her mother got cancer and growing up, until she finds the real Wonderland in the woods while at math camp. She needs to team up with the animals to stop the destruction of Wonderland by Chimpanzombies and bring it back to life.
==Bad Qualities==
'''NOTE: Quite a lot of flaws are due to the fact the director was uncredited, due to the fact he was fired'''
# The entire film is a waste of a great concept: The film could've been a touching film about a little girl using her imagination to escape from the harshness of reality. But instead, the film decides to become a generic wacky comedy.
# The film is ashamed of its marketing name/title, where the park in the movie is called Wonderland, but in the marketing/title, it's called Wonder Park.
# The characters are bland or annoying, mainly the animal sidekicks for the annoying side as they serve no purpose but to provide terrible comedy.
# During the 30-minute mark, the plot completely goes off the rails where June gets to Wonderland by actually running away to a convenient recreation of her own imagination via starting a plot-relevant chain reaction which she takes advantage of.
#The ending is a massive cop out and even has a hand in actually ''reversing'' the character development. June's main character arc is coming to grips with the possibility of losing her mother, but at the end, the movie just goes "nope, she's alive now."
# Terrible comedy.
#A few of the scenes feel like they were put in the wrong order and have been swapped. For example, the last scene before the third act begins feels like it should have been put halfway through the second act of the movie.
# Instead of actually doing anything with the concept of cancer the film is trying to convey, the film instead focuses too much on being a generic comedy.
# The main villains, the Chimpanzombies, have no exposition and just come out of nowhere with no real motivation.
# One factor to why the film is of poor quality is ''how there isn't even a credited director.'' The director, Dylan Brown, was fired for sexual misconduct and the project went downhill from there. Paramount did offer the director's credit to other key creative personnel responsible of the film, but they refused, fearing the film would be detrimental to their careers. But even at that, this remains the first instance where a movie has no credited director, which is pretty weird.
#The coasters look like they were made in Planet Coaster, while this game is good, it looks tacky on a big screen.
==Good Qualities==
#The animation is actually good and way better than expected, especially since it was made by the Madrid studio Ilion Animation Studios, the same company who made the animation in 2009's ''[[Planet 51]]''.
#The animal sidekicks, despite being annoying, do serve a fantastic functioning role on the park, with Gus and Cooper being builders, Greta being the motivator, Steve being the safety officer, Boomer being the welcomer, and Peanut being the leading mascot.
#Great voice acting, despite talents being wasted.
#The soundtrack is not that bad.
#Some funny moments here and there.
#Some of the moments can be touching and emotional.
''Wonder Park'' received mixed reviews from critics and audiences, with general criticism directed towards the plot and tone, although some praised the animation and the performances of the cast. On review aggregator website Rotten Tomatoes, the film holds an approval rating of 34% based on 104 reviews, with an average rating of 4.79/10. The website's critical consensus reads "Colorful and energetic but lacking a compelling story, Wonder Park is little more than a competently made diversion for very young viewers." On Metacritic, the film has a weighted average score of 45 out of 100, based on 22 critics, indicating "mixed or average reviews." Audiences polled by CinemaScore gave the film an average grade of "B+" on an A+ to F scale.
==External Links==
*{{IMDb|title/tt6428676/|Wonder Park}}
*{{IMDb|title/tt6428676/|Wonder Park}}
*{{Rotten Tomatoes|m/wonder_park|Wonder Park}}
*{{Rotten Tomatoes|m/wonder_park|Wonder Park}}

Revision as of 13:04, 21 August 2020

Wonder Park
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Maybe the Nickelodeon show will be better, but this movie certainly ain't a good first impression.
Genre: Animation
Directed By: Dylan Brown (uncredited)
Written By: Josh Appelbaum
André Nemec
Starring: Brianna Denski
Ken Hudson Campbell
Kenan Thompson
Ken Jeong
Mila Kunis
John Oliver
Jennifer Garner
Matthew Broderick
Photography: Color
Distributed By: Paramount Pictures
Release Date: March 15, 2019 (United States)
April 12, 2019 (Spain)
Runtime: 85 minutes
Country: United States
Language: English


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