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Wonder Park Tells the Story of What Happens When circumstances Turn the Imagination Dark

Movies, where imagination comes alive, are not unique to film. There are countless tales of a spark in one’s mind becoming a reality. Wonder Park starts off with this concept. A girl’s imagination along with her mother’s direction, constructs a world where animals talk, a monkey invents, and crowds come alive inside a theme park. But what happens, when life doesn’t go as planned, and darkness takes over one’s imagination?

 
What creative person hasn’t experienced this? Everything is going great and as planned, then an unexpected curve appears and throws everything off. The pain one feels impacts everything around them, including their imagination. In fact, an unfortunate event can turn imagination into a shadowy place.
 
June, the main character of the story encounters this problem. Her imagination created Wonder Park, but because of unfortunate circumstances, Wonder Park is in peril. June is drawn to the actual Wonder Park and must deal with the darkness overtaking Wonder Park.
 
I brought my 3-year-old daughter and 7-year-old son to watch the premier and my 7-year-old loved it. My 3-year-old is a sensitive viewer and was frightened by some scenes, which include zombie-like chimpanzees. The movie is entertaining, and it is a great way to start a conversation with a child that imagination and life goes on and need not be consumed by darkness. It’s there, but doesn’t have to overtake us.

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