Willy's Wonderland(Review)[Terrifying Theatrical Tuesday]
When first viewing the trailer for Willy's Wonderland, my first impression was this would be like Five Night at Freddy's except with Nick Cage. That ended up being very accurate description for the movie itself. Also, Nick Cage literally carries this movie on his back as it's a pretty low budget affair, and not too much else about the film stands out.
So the plot of film is about a quiet loner whose car breaks down, and he has no cash to pay for the repairs. He is offered to have his repairs covered if he agrees to clean an abandoned family fun center, and ends up having to contend with the possessed mascots within.
So the gimmick of the movie is Cage's character does not speak a single line of dialogue. He expresses himself through facial expressions, body language, and the occasional grunts of pain. It leads to some pretty entertaining moments, including a segment where he is playing pinball. Most of film has you following him as he goes through his cleaning routine and downing cans of soda. A cast of forgettables shows up as fodder for the possessed mascots, and there really isn't much in the way of plot. I will warn you by the end of the movie you will have that damn Birthday song in your head.
I liked the movie, it was pretty entertaining at times, had some genuinely creepy moments but at the same time, I felt it missed the mark. If it was missing Nick Cage, it would have just been another B horror movie. I would say check it out, but don't have any high expectations. Cage's performance is pretty impressive though and worth sticking it out through the movie's end. If you already seen Willy's Wonderland, feel free to leave your thoughts below!!
Till next time, stay safe and stay scared!! - Tha Thrilla-