Willy's Wonderland (2021) - Nicolas Cage vs. Possessed Animatronic Mascots

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  1. MorallySound

    MorallySound Mad Mutilator

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    When his car breaks down, a quiet loner (Nic Cage) agrees to clean an abandoned family fun center in exchange for repairs. He soon finds himself waging war against possessed animatronic mascots while trapped inside Willy's Wonderland.

    Available on demand February 12th, 2021.
     
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    Wonder if the makers of this, have played ”Five nights at Freddy’s” :D
     
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    Now thst looks fun. The perfect tonic to all this covid blues!
     
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    This looks awful... fun. There is a man who loves his job. This looks to be the greatest film USA Up All Nite never showed.
     
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    Five nights, that regular show episode, banana splits movie and now this. It's practically a genre thank god
     
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    Blu-ray is up for pre-order. April 13th, 2021.
     
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    Natas Is it October yet?

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    Looks pretty fucking nutty. Did Nic Cage utter one word in that trailer? Reminds me of Ryan Goslin in Drive.
     
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    I just noticed that Grant Cramer (Hardbodies, New Year's Evil, Killer Klowns From Outer Space, Auntie Lee's Meat Pies) is in the cast. Prior to this, his last credit was in 2014.
     
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    He's also one of the Producers of this one.
     
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    Watched it this evening and I've got to say I was very disappointed, it's really not very good. It was a slog to get through and there's not much in terms of rewards for making it through, well apart from it being over I suppose!
     
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    I think it's kind of gross they're asking $19.99 for this one. I get it for movies like Freaky, Bill & Ted, Barb & Star, etc that were intended to go theatrical. There's no way in hell this was ever going to theaters. It's not terrible as a harmless B-movie, but it's cheaply made and poorly shot. Prior to the Pandemic, this would have been a $5.99 VOD rental like Mom & Dad or Mandy, both of which have far better production values than this. Now they're trying to pretend that it was getting a wide theatrical before all this, when its best bet was probably SyFy channel (speaking of, SyFy's Banana Splits Movie is much better than this). It's a total rip-off, but I guess it saves me the shelf space because this isn't a movie I would ever watch again.
     
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    I watched it tonight. Didn't like it at all. How can you hire Nicolas Cage and virtually give him nothing to do but punch toys and play pinball?
     
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    Well, sounding like I can skip this one then. The trailer didn't look particularly great to me either. I don't think I ever watched that other film with a similar premise now that I think about it.

    The idea of the life size animatronics coming to life is pretty spooky. I always thought Five Nights at Freddie's did well with the scare factor and creating a tense atmosphere. These movies seem to be more on the silly side though.
     
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    And what was with his fascination for pop and breaks? They focused on this too much and I was hoping the reason they focused on it was a, they were going to explain it or b, It was relevant to some kind of twist. But no it's just there and for the amount of time spent on it, it's pointless and probably used for padding.
     
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    Target stores has the bluray for 14.99 not sure if Walmart does gonna go to target to get it after I get my covid shot this morning.
     
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    I finally saw this a couple of days ago. It's on HULU if anybody is interested.

    Ok, so like a couple of other people commented. I was also sorta disappointed too. But it wasn't a total waste of my time or anything like that. It's a little weird/bizarre film. The cast of teens are mostly, well ...quite bad. Ha The adults fair better in the acting catagory.

    Nic has no lines in this entire movie. He's got this theme going on with taking a break(no matter what is happening), drinking his drink which was funny. Don't know, like I said it's weird but has it's charm. This will definitely be classified as a Nicolas Cage "cult" film.

    I like the Willy Wonderland song. Gets stuck in your head. :p "It's your Birthday....."
     
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