Willy’s Wonderland Blu-ray Review – A Wacky & Weird 2021 Nic Cage Film

Willy's Wonderland blu-ray review

I reviewed pretty much all of Nicolas Cages’ films that are available on blu-ray but here’s a new film from 2021 titled Willy’s Wonderland. Let’s takes a closer look, this is my Willy’s Wonderland blu-ray review.

This is a bit of an odd film which actually is a good thing in my opinion.

It’s a mix of action, comedy and horror, oh and Nicolas Cage never says a word. The UK blu-ray release is by Signature Entertainment and at the time of writing this movie review you can pick up Willy’s Wonderland for around £6 on Amazon.

  • Willy’s Wonderland (2021)
  • Genre: Action, Comedy Horror
  • Directed by Kevin Lewis
  • UK Rating 15
  • Discs: 1
  • Released by Signature Entertainment
  • Blu-ray Released: 19th April 2021

Plot

When a drifter’s (Nicolas Cage) car breaks down in Hayesville, Nevada the mechanic refuses payment via credit card. He wants cash and tells the stranger he can earn the money required for the car repairs by working at Willy’s Wonderland as a night-shift janitor. The owner Tex Macadoo shows the stranger the ropes and says he will return in the morning along with his newly repaired car.

Meanwhile a teenager, Liv Hawthorne is trying to burn down Willy’s Wonderland but is stopped by the sheriff. She sees the stranger enter Willy’s Wonderland and decides to return with her friends to get him out.

Inside Willy’s Wonderland the drifter gets about cleaning the place but he soon becomes aware he’s not alone. The restaurant’s eight animatronic mascots Willy Weasel, Arty Alligator, Cammy Chameleon, Ozzie Ostrich, Knighty Knight, Tito Turtle, Gus Gorilla, and Siren Sara seem to be alive!

Willy's Wonderland blu-ray review

Style / Direction

Director Kevin Lewis delivers a weird and wacky action, comedy-horror that personally I liked. The art style and lighting is very striking inside Willy’s Wonderland. The cinematographer for the film was David Newbert.

Willy's Wonderland blu-ray review

Music / Audio Effects

The film’s score comes from Émoi, but its the ‘Its your birthday’ song that stick in the mind long after the credits have rolled.

Acting / Characters

Even with Nicolas Cage not speaking he still manages to produce a compelling and funny performance. The teenagers are all decent in their roles but this is very much Nicolas Cage’s movie.

Cast
  • Nicolas Cage as the Janitor
  • Emily Tosta as Liv Hawthorne
  • Beth Grant as Sheriff Eloise Lund
  • David Sheftell as Deputy Evan Olson
  • Ric Reitz as Tex Macadoo
  • Chris Warner as Jed Love
  • Kai Kadlec as Chris Muley
  • Caylee Cowan as Kathy Barnes
  • Terayle Hill as Bob McDaniel
  • Christian Del Grosso as Aaron Powers
  • Jonathan Mercedes as Dan Lorraine
  • Grant Cramer as Jerry Robert Willis
  • Chris Padilla as Jim Hawthorne
  • Olga Cramer as Judy Hawthorne
  • Kamia Arrington as Little Liv
Willy's Wonderland blu-ray review

Conclusion: Willy’s Wonderland (2021) Film Review

I’m sure some people will hate this movie but I really enjoyed it and appreciate Nicolas Cage and the filmmakers trying something weird and wacky! I mean how many well known actors would have taken on this role?

Cage is always looking for something new and different which should be applauded.

Sure not all of them come off but I really do think Willy’s Wonderland (2021) will become a cult classic, in fact it probably already is!

I strongly recommend you give it a look / chance.

Willy's Wonderland blu-ray review

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Conclusion: Willy’s Wonderland (2021) Blu-ray Review

The film is only from 2021 so has no issues on the picture quality side. I’m actually impressed with Signature Entertainment bringing these Nicolas Cage movies to blu-ray instead of DVD only. They also released Jiu Jitsu (2020) on bluray at the beginning of the year. Great job!

On the extras side they have included a few little features that I’ve listed below and are definitely worth a look.

Extras
  • Inside The Fun (Behind The Scenes)
  • Colourful Darkness Amd The Demon-Atrons
  • Willy’s Wonderland Set Tour
Willy's Wonderland blu-ray review

On to my movie rating for Willy’s Wonderland (2021)

MOVIE RATING: VERY GOOD

BLU-RAY RATING: PERFECT

POPCORN CINEMA: RECOMMENDED


Amazon UK Links

Willy’s Wonderland (2021) is available now on blu-ray.

Willy's Wonderland blu-ray review

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Film Trailer

For those of you yet to see the film I’ll leave you with a little taster…

Clip may NOT be representative of the blu-ray version

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Summary: Willy's Wonderland (2021) Blu-ray Review
Willy's Wonderland blu-ray review

Movie title: Willy's Wonderland (2021)

Duration: 93 mins

Director(s): Kevin Lewis

Actor(s): Nicolas Cage, Emily Tosta, Beth Grant, David Sheftell, Ric Reitz, Chris Warner

Genre: Action, Comedy, Horror

  • Movie Rating
  • Blu-ray Rating
4.3

Summary

Nicolas Cage is on awesome form in this weird and wacky action comedy horror

Pros

  • Visually Impressive
  • Nicolas Cage Is Good Without Speaking
  • Weird & Wacky

Cons

  • Marmite

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