Review in Brief: Willy’s Wonderland (2021)

WILLY’S WONDERLAND is proof positive that nobody needs to make a FIVE NIGHTS AT FREDDY’S movie now. Nicolas Cage is a silent janitor with borderline superhuman capabilities seemingly imbued by energy drinks fighting animatronic mascots possessed by a cannibal cult. The innate entertainment value of that schlocky premise is boosted by slick execution of the gnarly action scenes and the impressive realisation of the twisted animatronic characters, but is dragged down somewhat whenever the film has to focus on anyone who isn’t Cage. Inevitably a group of teenagers join Cage in the nightmare, seemingly just to act like typical dumb characters in a horror movie and to up the body count. This is a fun little tongue-in-cheek horror that may not do a whole lot that’s new but what it does do it does well and long before it outstays its welcome. SSP

About Sam Sewell-Peterson

Writer and film fanatic fond of black comedies, sci-fi, animation and films about dysfunctional families.
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