Film Preview: Wonder Park (2019)

Page Revisions:

(July 15, 2018) Original
(November 18, 2018) New Trailer (#2) / New Posters (#1-#4)
(March 10, 2019) New Posters (#5-#12)

Release Date:

March 15, 2019


From IMDb: “Wonder Park tells the story of a magnificent amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.”

Poster Rating: C+ / D / C / C+ / C+ / C (6) / C-

Review: (#1) A modicum of excitement can go a long way, but there’s also a corny cheesiness to it that reminds unfavorably of second-rate direct-to-video animated films. (#2) This close up poster just doesn’t cut it. Who knows who this character is or cares why its buckling a safety belt. (#3) There’s a lot of empty space here and a lot of cheap posing. This continues the trend of looking completely cheap. (#4) This is a bit more exciting than prior designs and has a lot of elements that are interesting, but still lacks imagination or sufficient background detail.

(#5) This is mildly creepy. Their eyes are big round orbs and that’s a bit terrifying. (#6-#11) This series of character posters is too close up with too little detail. (#12) It’s surprising to see someone taking popcorn on a roller coaster, but it seems like the designer meshed that and a movie theater and it just doesn’t work.

Trailer Rating: B- / C

Review: (#1) The sense of wonder, clearly intended, is palpable. There isn’t much of a story here, but the visuals are enough to tide us over until a bulkier trailer can be released.

(#2) While there’s some wonder in the first trailer, the second is largely bereft of it, focusing on setting up the plot, which is modestly intriguing. Unfortunately, that’s also accompanied by cheap-looking animation, unappealing humor, and a genuine lack of significance.

Oscar Prospects:

Could very well be a solid contender for Best Animated Feature, but not likely anywhere else.

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