Wonder Park (PG)



Comedy (2019)
85mins Sp/US

Starring: Sofia Mali, Ken Hudson Campbell, Jennifer Garner, Brianna Denski
Director: Robert Iscove, Clare Kilner, David Feiss
Writer(s): Andre Nemec, Josh Appelbaum
Listings: London | Rest of UK and Ireland

Since she was very young, June Bailey has created stories with her mother about a magical theme park called Wonderland run by her stuffed animals, Peanut the chimpanzee, Boomer the blue bear, Greta the wild boar, Steve the porcupine and beavers Gus and Cooper. During a trek through a forest, June stumbles upon the ruins of Wonderland and learns that the place of her dreams exists but it has fallen into dangerous disrepair.

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Wonder Park (PG)

An imaginative girl discovers the theme park from her bedtime stories is real in a computer-animated fantasy co-directed by Robert Iscove, David Feiss and Clare Kilner. Wonder Park conjures an intriguing premise as the emotionally brittle heroine tries to make sense of knotty philosophical questions posed by scriptwriters Josh Appelbaum and Andre Nemec. "Oooh an existential crisis. I knew this day was missing something," deadpans a lovestruck porcupine, delivering one crisp aside that will fly over the heads of the target audience...

Wonder Park. Copyright: 2018 Paramount Animation/Paramount Pictures. Caption: June Bailey (voiced by Brianna Denski) and best friend Bunky (Oev Michae Urbas) in Wonder Park. All Rights Reserved.Unfortunately, Iscove, Feiss and Kilner's rollicking escapade doesn't have the courage of its clumsily articulated convictions, undermining central messages of courage and perseverance with a manipulative final flourish that feels like a big dramatic cheat. Former Timelord Tom Baker and social media darlings Joe Sugg and Caspar Lee perform robust vocal duties for the UK version of the film, trading verbal quips in the guise of anthropomorphised critters with Hollywood stars Mila Kunis, Jennifer Garner and Matthew Broderick.

From an early age, June Bailey (voiced by Brianna Denski) has spun tall tales with her mother (Garner) about a magical theme park run by her menagerie of stuffed animals. Peanut the chimpanzee (Norbert Leo Butz) creates rides in Wonderland, Steve the porcupine (John Oliver) oversees safety and Boomer the blue bear (Baker) welcomes guests, when he's not abruptly falling asleep as a result of "late onset hibernation disorder". Greta the wild boar (Kunis) keeps spirits afloat as beaver mechanics Gus (Sugg) and Cooper (Lee) remedy malfunctions on the attractions. Fantastical tales of Wonderland inspire June to create daredevil rides in her backyard with the help of smitten best friend Bunky (Oev Michael Urbas). When Mrs Bailey falls ill and seeks hospital treatment, June abandons happy thoughts of Wonderland and seeks solace in the arms of her distraught father (Broderick). Soon after, the girl returns home early from a school trip to mathematics camp and stumbles upon the vine-covered ruins of the real Wonderland. The place of June's dreams exists but it has fallen into dangerous disrepair as a result of her all-consuming sadness. The plucky girl joins forces with Peanut, Boomer and co to restore the park before an army of Chimpanzombies can tear apart the fixtures and fittings and fling them into a swirling vortex called the Darkness.

As a visual spectacle, Wonder Park proffers fast-paced sequences including a runaway rollercoaster ride that should whiten young knuckles in 3D. Punchlines are hit and miss, erring more towards the latter, but the running time is trim and June and her four-legged pals don't outstay their welcome. Above and beyond the colour-saturated eye candy, the film is disappointingly short of awe and wonder.

- Jo Planter

Wonder Park. Copyright: 2018 Paramount Animation/Paramount Pictures. Caption: June Bailey (voiced by Brianna Denski) and best friend Bunky (Oev Michae Urbas) in Wonder Park. All Rights Reserved.


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Listed in alphabetical order by city/place name followed by cinema name.

From Friday 17th May
To Thursday 23rd May

- Aberdeen, Cineworld Aberdeen - Queens Link
- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Addlestone, The Light Cinema, Addlestone
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Antrim, Antrim Omniplex
- Arklow, Arklow Omniplex
- Armagh, Armagh Omniplex
- Ashbourne, Vue Ashbourne
- Ashford, Cineworld Ashford
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Ballymena, IMC Ballymena
- Banbridge, Banbridge Omniplex
- Bangor, Bangor Omniplex
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basildon, Cineworld Basildon
- Basingstoke, Odeon Basingstoke
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Bath, Odeon Bath
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Belfast, Kennedy Centre Belfast Omniplex
- Belfast, Movie House Cityside (Yorkgate)
- Beverley, Parkway Cinema
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Empire Birmingham Great Park
- Birmingham, Odeon Birmingham Broadway Plaza
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, Odeon Blackpool
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bootle, Odeon Liverpool Switch Island
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bracknell, Odeon Bracknell
- Bradford, Cineworld Bradford
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Bridgend, Odeon Bridgend
- Bridgwater, Scott Cinemas
- Bristol, Cineworld Bristol
- Bristol, Orpheus Henleaze
- Bristol, Showcase Bristol Avon Meads
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bundoran, Eclipse Cinemas Bundoran
- Burnley, Reel Cinema Burnley
- Burton-on-Trent, Cineworld Burton Upon Trent
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Cardiff, Cineworld Cardiff
- Cardiff, Odeon Cardiff
- Cardiff, Showcase Cardiff Nantgarw
- Cardigan, Theatr Mwldan
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Carlow, Carlow Omniplex
- Carlow, IMC Carlow
- Carmarthen, Vue Carmarthen (Apollo)
- Carrickfergus, Carrickfergus Omniplex
- Castle Douglas, The Fullarton Theatre
- Castleford, Cineworld Castleford
- Chatham, Odeon Chatham
- Chelmsford, Everyman Chelmsford
- Chesterfield, Cineworld Chesterfield
- Cleethorpes, Parkway Cinema
- Clonmel, IMC Clonmel
- Cookstown, Ritz Multiplex
- Corby, Savoy Cinema
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Drogheda, The Arc Cinema, Drogheda
- Dublin, Balbriggan Omniplex
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Odeon Blanchardstown
- Dublin, Odeon Charlestown
- Dublin, Odeon Coolock
- Dublin, Savoy
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dundee, Cineworld Dundee
- Dundee, Odeon Dundee
- Dunfermline, Odeon Dunfermline
- Dungannon, Dungannon Omniplex
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- East Grinstead, Scott Cinemas
- East Kilbride, Odeon East Kilbride
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Epsom, Odeon Epsom
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Falkirk, Cineworld Falkirk
- Fareham, Cineworld Whiteley
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Galway, IMC Galway
- Galway, IMC Oranmore
- Gateshead, Odeon Metrocentre
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Cineworld Glasgow - Renfrew Street
- Glasgow, Odeon Glasgow Springfield Quay
- Glasgow, Showcase Glasgow
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Guildford, Odeon Guildford
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Hastings, Odeon Hastings
- Hemel Hempstead, Cineworld Hemel Hempstead
- Hereford, The Courtyard Herefordshire's Centre For The Arts
- High Wycombe, Cineworld High Wycombe
- Hull, Odeon Hull
- Hull, Reel Cinema Hull
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Ipswich, Cineworld Ipswich
- Jersey, Cineworld Jersey
- Kettering, Odeon Kettering
- Kilkenny, IMC Kilkenny Barrack Street
- Killyconigan, Monaghan Omniplex
- Kilmarnock, Odeon Kilmarnock
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Larne, Larne Harbour Omniplex
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Cineworld Leeds
- Leeds, Everyman Leeds
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Lifford, Eclipse Cinemas Lifford
- Limerick, Limerick Omniplex
- Limerick, Odeon Limerick
- Limerick, Vue Limerick
- Lincoln, Odeon Lincoln
- Lisburn, Lisburn Omniplex
- Liverpool, Odeon Liverpool ONE
- Liverpool, Plaza Community Cinema
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Llandudno, Cineworld Llandudno
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Longford, Longford Omniplex
- Louth, Playhouse
- Maidstone, Odeon Maidstone
- Manchester, Odeon Manchester Great Northern
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Showcase Manchester
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Middlesbrough, Cineworld Middlesbrough
- Milton Keynes, Cineworld Milton Keynes
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Navan, The Arc Cinema, Navan
- Newbridge, Odeon Newbridge
- Newbury, Vue Newbury
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newcastle upon Tyne, Cineworld Newcastle Upon Tyne
- Newport, Cineworld Newport Spytty Road
- Newry, Newry Omniplex
- Newton Abbot, Alexandra Cinema
- Northampton, Cineworld Northampton
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Savoy Cinema
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Nuneaton, Odeon Nuneaton
- Omagh, Omagh Omniplex
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Paisley, Showcase Paisley
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Poole, Cineworld Poole
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Port Talbot, Reel Cinema Port Talbot
- Preston, Odeon Preston
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Renfrew, Odeon Braehead
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Rochdale, Odeon Rochdale
- Roscommon, C & L Plex
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, The Light Cinema, Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Sligo, Sligo Omniplex
- Slough, Empire Slough
- Solihull, Cineworld Solihull
- Southampton, Odeon Southampton
- Southend-on-Sea, Odeon Southend
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stevenage, Cineworld Stevenage
- St Helens, Cineworld St Helens
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockport, The Light Cinema, Stockport
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stoke-on-Trent, Odeon Stoke
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Odeon Swansea
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Taunton, Odeon Taunton
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Thurles, IMC Thurles
- Tralee, Tralee Omniplex
- Tullamore, IMC Tullamore
- Tunbridge Wells, Odeon Tunbridge Wells
- Uttoxeter, Cinebowl, Uttoxeter
- Wakefield, Cineworld Wakefield
- Wallasey, The Light Cinema, New Brighton
- Walsall, Showcase Walsall
- Walsall, The Light Cinema, Walsall
- Waterford, Odeon Waterford
- Waterford, Waterford Omniplex
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Wexford, Wexford Omniplex
- Weymouth, Cineworld Weymouth
- Wisbech, The Light Cinema, Wisbech
- Wolverhampton, Cineworld Wolverhampton
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- Worksop, Savoy Cinema
- York, Vue York
From Friday 24th May
To Thursday 30th May

- Aberdeen, Vue Aberdeen
- Altrincham, Vue Altrincham (Apollo)
- Ashbourne, Vue Ashbourne
- Ballincollig, The Reel Picture
- Barrow-in-Furness, Vue Barrow (Apollo)
- Basingstoke, Vue Basingstoke Festival Place
- Batley, Showcase Leeds
- Bedford, Vue Bedford
- Bicester, Vue Bicester
- Birkenhead, Vue Birkenhead
- Birmingham, Vue Birmingham
- Blackburn, Vue Blackburn
- Blackpool, The Reel Picture
- Bolton, Vue Bolton
- Bournemouth, Odeon Bournemouth BH2
- Bradford, Odeon Leeds-Bradford
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Cribbs Causeway
- Bristol, Vue Bristol Longwell Green
- Bury, Vue Bury The Rock
- Camberley, Vue Camberley
- Cambridge, Vue Cambridge
- Carlisle, Vue Carlisle
- Corby, Savoy Cinema
- Coventry, Showcase Coventry
- Cramlington, Vue Cramlington
- Crawley, Cineworld Crawley
- Cwmbran, Vue Cwmbran
- Darlington, Vue Darlington
- Derby, Derby QUAD
- Derby, Showcase Derby Foresters Park
- Doncaster, Vue Doncaster
- Dublin, IMC Santry
- Dublin, IMC Tallaght
- Dublin, Movies @ Dundrum
- Dublin, Movies @ Swords
- Dublin, Vue Dublin
- Dudley, Showcase Dudley
- Dungarvan, SGC
- Dun Laoghaire, IMC Dun Laoghaire
- Eastleigh, Vue Eastleigh
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Ocean Terminal
- Edinburgh, Vue Edinburgh Omni Centre
- Ellesmere Port, Vue Cheshire Oaks
- Enniskillen, IMC Enniskillen
- Exeter, Vue Exeter
- Farnborough, Vue Farnborough
- Gateshead, Vue Gateshead
- Glasgow, Vue Glasgow Fort
- Gorey, [email protected]
- Grays, Vue Thurrock
- Greenhithe, Showcase Bluewater
- Halifax, Vue Halifax
- Hamilton, Vue Hamilton
- Hartlepool, Vue Hartlepool
- Haslemere, Haslemere Hall
- Hawick, Heart Of Hawick, Tower Mill
- Hertford, Hertford Theatre
- Hull, Vue Hull Princes Quay
- Inverness, Vue Inverness
- Kilkenny, IMC Kilkenny Barrack Street
- Lancaster, Vue Lancaster
- Leamington Spa, Vue Leamington Spa (Apollo)
- Leeds, Vue Leeds Kirkstall Road
- Leeds, Vue Leeds The Light
- Leicester, Vue Leicester
- Limerick, Vue Limerick
- Livingston, Vue Livingston
- Londonderry, Brunswick Moviebowl
- Manchester, Odeon Trafford Centre
- Manchester, Vue Manchester Printworks
- Melton Mowbray, Regal Cinema
- Merthyr Tydfil, Vue Merthyr Tydfil
- Milton Keynes, Odeon Milton Keynes Stadium
- Monmouth, The Savoy Theatre
- Newcastle-under-Lyme, Vue Newcastle-under-Lyme
- Newport, The Riverfront
- Northampton, Vue Northampton
- Norwich, Odeon Norwich
- Norwich, Vue Norwich
- Nottingham, Showcase Nottingham Cinema De Lux
- Oxford, Vue Oxford
- Paignton, Vue Torbay (Apollo)
- Peterborough, Showcase Peterborough
- Plymouth, Vue Plymouth
- Portsmouth, Vue Portsmouth
- Preston, Vue Preston
- Reading, Showcase Reading Cinema De Lux
- Reading, Vue Reading
- Redditch, Vue Redditch (Apollo)
- Rhyl, Vue Rhyl (Apollo)
- Saffron Walden, Saffron Screen
- Salford, Vue Manchester Lowry
- Scunthorpe, Vue Scunthorpe
- Sheffield, Cineworld Sheffield
- Sheffield, Odeon Sheffield
- Sheffield, Vue Sheffield
- Southport, Vue Southport
- Stirling, Vue Stirling
- Stockton-on-Tees, Showcase Teesside
- Stroud, Vue Stroud (Apollo)
- Swansea, Vue Swansea
- Thanet, Vue Westwood Cross
- Thornton-Cleveleys, Vue Cleveleys
- Watford, Vue Watford
- Worcester, Vue Worcester
- York, Vue York


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