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National Parks Adventure 3D: Kid Critic Winner announced!

Posted April 12

I'm excited to announce the winners of the Kid Critic Challenge. These young writers took in a free screening of the fantastic "National Parks Adventure 3D" movie at Marbles Kids Museum's IMAX and penned a short review.

I'm excited to announce these winners! If you haven't seen the movie yet, I, along with our official reviewers, highly recommend it!

Fourth to Fifth Grade Winner
Kayla Navarrete

This movie has captivated my outlook on nature. Since I viewed this film I have been more intrigued about exploring mother nature. I look forward to visiting Yellowstone National Park. I will surely go see all of the geysers and springs there. All 300 of them! Well perhaps not all 300 but as many as my parents decide on. The bears catching salmon in the river was so cool. My dad makes the best grilled Salmon. Yummy!

Lake Superior would be our next trip. I canʼt wait to climb frozen waterfalls with my dad. It seems too cold to possibly climb but Rachel did and her fingers almost froze into icicles. Brr!

Our final road trip would include Devilʼs Mountain. The prairie dogs at Devilʼs Mountain were so cute and definitely a favorite of mine. They look like my dog Tiny, heʼs a chihuahua. Conrad climbing Devilʼs Mountain with Rachel was astonishing. I canʼt wait to climb Devilʼs Mountain with my dad but I think mom might pass. 

This movie has inspired me to learn more about National Parks and get out and discover all there beauty. I recommend this film to everyone. Thank you IMAX. This film was Awesome!

Sixth to Eighth Grade Winner
Max Wright, age 14
Eighth grade at Exploris Middle School

I thought that the movie National Parks Adventure was a good documentary and it helped me learn how National Parks came to be. The movie had a good mix of comedy and facts about the many parks. What I found that was the funniest part of the movie was when the young bear was trying to catch the fish. The most exciting scene from the film was when Conrad went up the frozen waterfall. I thought that this was a scene where kids would be on the edge of their seats.

I thought that the narrator, Robert Redford, accurately and fluently provided facts. I think what the movie is trying to say to the audience is to visit national parks and also help protect them to last for years to come. I recommend this for all ages and I give this documentary 10 out of 10.

Honorable Mention
Vedha Bharanidharan, age 8
Third grade, Green Hope Elementary School

I thought National Parks 3D is a great movie. It showed that National Parks are great places where you can learn about nature, have fun and explore. The movie was about a real life experience. My opinion was that out of a scale of 5 the movie would be rated 4 3/4. That last 1/4 would be fulfilled if the movie showed us National Parks throughout the world. The music hooked me into the beauty and amazing-ness of National Parks and made me want to visit all. My favorite part was seeing Niagara falls. Making it 3D made it seem more real and more exciting. Everything popped out and made it better. Redwood National Park is amazing with tall redwood trees. The movie gives facts and history of national parks. Pictured rocks national park is shown in winter where the team tries to climb the slippery ice. In Katmai National Park, a mother bear is shown teaching her cubs to catch salmon and it is a cute moment while the cubs clumsily catch salmon. These are just few examples of national parks shown. In conclusion, I recommend for everyone to watch National Parks Adventure 3D.

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