Wonder Park Reviews
The movie reminded a lot of Inside Out, but if decided to handle things in a different way. The park in a way was a mirror of the mind of June, the protagonist. Here June doesn't struggle with the hardship of growing up, but actually uses growing up as a defense mechanism against her emotional hardships which force her to lose her motivation and childhood imagination. In this movie instead of having things fixed by some colorful little characters, here the heroine finds herself in a world where she takes matters in her own hands without realizing it at first.
Some kind of Big Bad has spread over the Park, hope seems to fade away, until June picks herself up and learns how the spark of her imagination is strong inside her no matter how lonely and helpless she feels not only in that particular moment but as whole when she was outside the park. Fighting against the Big Bad in the Park she also stands up against the trauma inside of her and this way the Park turns into an absolute metaphor of her feelings.
I like how in the end the Big Bad is not entirely gone from the Park but it symbolizes a hardship that she will never be able to forgot, but it will remind her why it's good to never let the bad things go rampant inside of us.