We are six days out from spring and I am excited. We sprang forward for daylight savings time which means more daylight hours. As we ease into these 65+ degree temps it is time to get out and get into something. Wonder Park is the perfect family movie option for you.
The kid that stole my face and I went to the advance screening of Wonder Park last weekend and it was such a cute movie. LittleCuteLips started soccer so she and Babe weren’t able to join us. This means we will go see the movie AGAIN opening weekend so they can join us.
The Style Medic and her boys joined us.
The ManChild and I both enjoyed the movie. We are both natural creatives, I am a craft queen and he is a budding artist. He draws very well. He also likes to build and make things with his hands. This movie celebrates those type of people in a way other movies don’t.
Wonder Park tells the story of an amusement park where the imagination of a wildly creative girl named June comes alive.
The best type of parent is one that allows their kids to explore their imagination. Wonder Park is a movie that celebrates imagination, creativity, and freedom of expression. This little girl has the most vivid imagination. Her parents play into it, and they encourage her to take it to the next level. They never tell her an idea is bad, they never tell her this is not real, they never make her doubt or question herself. We need more of that, so much more of that. Not everyone is meant to be a [insert whatever traditional job parents think are stable and safe, and that is okay.
Where would you get your artwork if we never had artists? What would you listen to if we never had musicians? What would you watch if we never had actors? What would you do if entertainment never existed? See, we need creatives, we make the world go round.
As much as this movie celebrates using your imagination it also gets real. I don’t want to say it was heavy per se but it is real. Without spoilers, I will say they address what happens when a parent gets sick. It was a very natural flow in the story, and I love that they made it a part of the storyline. Children deal with this in real life and this might be comforting to know that others experience this as well. It is a very natural part of life and it was very well done. Kudos! This is an amazing movie to go and see, we laughed out loud a lot.