Captain Marvel had no problem winning a second weekend at the box office for Marvel Studios. Following the film’s massive opening weekend haul of $153 million, the latest installment of the Marvel Cinematic Universe raked in another $69.3 million at the box office. That’s only a drop of 54.8% in its second weekend, which is slightly better than the average 56% that usually happens with Marvel Studios movies.
But Captain Marvel wasn’t the only movie that enjoyed success at the box office last weekend. Debut movies Wonder Park and Five Feet Apart both exceeded box office predictions, but Captive State appears to be dead on arrival. Read More »
Sweet and sincere, Wonder Park is a spirited animated film that occasionally manages to elicit that titular feeling of wonder. The Nickelodeon film is a strong testament to the power of imagination that veers into moments of magical realism. But there’s something incomplete to this film. Wonder Park introduces broad caricatures and compelling themes, but doesn’t quite follow through — as if the ride stalled right before the finishing loop-de-loop.
This was the moment halfway through Wonder Park when I thought, “Why does this feel like an over-long TV pilot?” Well, because it is. Developed by Paramount Animation and Nickelodeon Movies, Wonder Park is set to launch a TV series based on the film later this year, making it the third Nickelodeon animated film to spawn an animated series after Jimmy Neutron: Boy Genius and Barnyard. That undercurrent of corporate intent is what makes the earnest emotions and stunning animation in Wonder Park feel a little hollow.
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The closest thing we’ll get to real-life magic is going to a theme park, so when you’ve got an actually magic theme park, all bets are off. The latest Wonder Park trailer reveals more about the magical park at the center of the film, which has seemingly sprung from the imagination of a young girl named June (voiced by Brianna Denski). And with rides like the Fantastic Fish Carousel and Zero G Land, you’ll wish this was a real theme park.
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Sometimes there’s no better theme park than the one that exists in our imagination. Paramount Picture’s new animated movie Wonder Park takes that sentiment and runs with it. It’s about an imaginary park that comes to life! There’s a talking bear! And something called a “chimpanzombie!” The new Wonder Park trailer delivers everything a magic-loving theme park enthusiast (probably) wants in an animated movie.
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Do you like animation? How about theme parks? Maybe magic? Oh, and talking animals? Well, Paramount Pictures has a hodgepodge of a family friendly adventure for you.
Wonder Park is a new animated adventure following a young girl named June who stumbles upon the magical, hidden theme park of Wonderland. It’s a place where kids come to enjoy all the thrills of an incredible theme park in the middle of a secluded forest rife with talking animals and magic. Watch the Wonder Park trailer below to see what we’re talking about. Read More »