Half in the Bag: Willy's Wonderland and The Banana Splits Movie 

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Mike and Jay go down a rabbit hole of shameless rip off movies! Specifically Willy's Wonderland starring Nicolas Cage and The Banana Splits Movie, two films """"""influenced""""" by the premise of the video game Five Nights at Freddy's. Which one will be deemed The Best of the Worst????


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Feb 24, 2021




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Robert Sanders
Robert Sanders 15 hours ago
Nicholas Cage's character seemed to be autistic in that role. They could have made it worked but it was just slapped together with not much thought given.
Millennial Falcons
Millennial Falcons 15 hours ago
I know I’m hella late on this, but the animatronic explosion as of late that started with FNAF has nothing to do with that documentary. Fnaf was actually the result of criticism from games journalist Jim Sterling saying that All of Scott Cawthon’s characters looked like fucked up animatronic horrors. So Scott made a game about animatronic horrors.
kayzoku1 Day ago
Liam Riggs
Liam Riggs Day ago
Wow how the fuck does Willys have such a high RT score? That website died long ago.
The Game Bros with Sirhc and Ar0n
I thought Cage was going to be revealed as an animatronic at the end, those drinks were to keep his batteries charged which is why he has an alert set and has to stop what he's doing to drink them, and they made him more human and realistic but didn't give him the ability to talk in exchange. However, the girl drinks some of the drink at the end so that doesn't make sense, he uses a bag of drinks as a weapon wasting what would have been his life source, and he vocalises when he exerts effort so he must be able to speak and it's a choice not to. I liked the animatronic designs more in Willy's Wonderland than The Banana Splits Movie but the shaky cam, quick cuts and lack of payoff of the drinks/pinball machine were a problem. Speaking of confusing/lack of setup and payoff, in Banana Splits how do they all go crazy at the same time? Only the lion seemed to get the update, and how did the Elephant resist it? It's a program so it shouldn't be able to be reasoned with, also found time hard to tell because Doug and the group of other audience members got massacred off-screen but there didn't really seem to be time for them to do that, kidnap all the kids and then rush off to do other things, seemed to be a case of Jason just being places despite almost always just walking.
General Esdeath
General Esdeath 3 days ago
The one thing you guys must have missed was the dogtags hanging from Cage’s rearview mirror. So they did at least imply a military background.
Joel Sangster
Joel Sangster 4 days ago
My brother and i were born in the early 90s. And the boomerang channel made sure we were scarred by the banana splits show in the early 2000s
Sean Barrett
Sean Barrett 6 days ago
What a great mom. "Fuck the birthday boy"
Bean Can
Bean Can 7 days ago
Never let me hear your swallowing noises again while you are speaking. Its disgusting. I'm ending this channel.
Jay Post
Jay Post 8 days ago
Hulu’s into the dark franchise has a movie called Pooka that looked like one of these FNAF rip offs.
Grant Brooks
Grant Brooks 6 days ago
Good thing they talked about that one.
MsKara308 9 days ago
Come on guys, that scene where he is owning the pinball machine... amazing. Beautiful.
King Dippy
King Dippy 9 days ago
I love how people are now putting the Rich Evans photo on Instagram and Twitter and claiming it's them. I saw 2 people unironically try it. People are calling it Rich Evans stolen valor or something.
Thomas Thornburg
Thomas Thornburg 9 days ago
I feel like 78 percent audience score is because people who dont usually watch fun cult games
Gamergirl Spoon
Gamergirl Spoon 10 days ago
They are so stupid
Seabassthemaster1 12 days ago
"Most people sleep." - Mike Stoklasa (2021)
Christopher Jackson
Why is Nic Cage doing these shitty movies? He is a good actor, can he really not find work?
Mike Bliss
Mike Bliss 13 days ago
Please never EVER stop talking about that Dick the Birthday Boy shirt. Ever. It's only funnier as time goes on.
YouveGotRyan 13 days ago
You know, the room had a terrible script, performances, etc. And was just a terrible, terrible movie. Yet... I enjoyed every minute of it. Wonder why...
iridium248 14 days ago
Nicholas Cage's character actually has a military background. There are dog-tags hanging from his car, implying that he's a former soldier.
Nosephhh 14 days ago
My girlfriend lives in Barboursville WV, where one of the last original operating "The Rock-afire Explosion" animatronic bands still plays in a place called "Billy Bob's Wonderland" (an arcade). We went to play arcade games in 2019 and the animatronics there creeped me the fuck out. They are in various states of disrepair, with some of their faces partially melted and parts of their bodies not working. Of course by then I had played FNAF (VR version included) so I was telling her how they reminded me of the game and how I thought they were creepy. After watching this video I was surprised to find out that those very same animatronics were what inspired FNAF. Crazy how things come full circle like that.
Seoul Ting
Seoul Ting 15 days ago
19:09 " "
The 5 illusions Illusions
Now Willys Wonderland isn’t trash, it’s Bannana Splits movie that sucks.
The 5 illusions Illusions
And the hug sucks
asdf852asdf 15 days ago
Jay made it sound like the Rockafire documentary was about an animatronic who exploded on kids , what a letdown
P J 15 days ago
Wow. Couldn’t disagree more. Loved this movie. Loved that he didn’t talk or react. Loved that he just started cleaning again. I knew what I was in for I wasn’t expecting Thor ragnarok. It was perfectly fine. The none pay offs go totally with the film.
P J 14 days ago
@Bob Tower ha yeah. Make it a whole series Of movies. He just goes around the country killing evil without talking.
Bob Tower
Bob Tower 15 days ago
I would like to see them do a prequel movie with this character. I kept thinking, what kind of shit has this guy been through.
Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas 15 days ago
Someone wrote this as shitty fan faction and they just bought it and made it.
Ray Thomas
Ray Thomas 15 days ago
Have they seen JiuJitsu???
Ash Smith
Ash Smith 16 days ago
I love how much joy you guys have brought to the world with that polaroid.
Ochre 17 days ago
Dear god thank you for blessing the world with this picture of rich evans
Luc Taylor
Luc Taylor 18 days ago
Bitch (2017) is rated lower than Willy's Wonderland... wtf?!
Josh Not my real name
Consistently what RLM hates most is when people don't try
River Kirk
River Kirk 19 days ago
25:23 Springfeild Police Department
Dbb3 Videos
Dbb3 Videos 19 days ago
Small correction: I’m pretty sure showbiz bought out Chuck E. Cheese and then changed all their restaurants to become Chuck E. Cheese restaurants
R. G. C.
R. G. C. 19 days ago
Mike was saying Show Biz pizza place went out on business in the 80s but in my area they were still open until at least 2015 and may still be open as far as I know. I can say all my grand kids preferred Show Biz to Chuck E Cheese (we have both in our town) and know Show Biz was still around until 2015 because that was the last time I took them there.
Ted Clark
Ted Clark 20 days ago
Chuck E. Cheese vs. Billy Bob... Ok, hear me out- In the final versus fight sequence, Chuck E. Cheese gets his head lopped off to reveal... CHUCKIE is inside!!!!
Rodrigo Espinoza
Rodrigo Espinoza 21 day ago
Game Grumps Mario Maker 2 Super RubberRoss World part 22
Dom Thorn
Dom Thorn 21 day ago
Nick Cage didn't even have to speak to have more character and motivation. The right people could have done it properly, and that's kind of the saddest part. It's a shame how many half decent ideas fall completely flat because of the people who handle them
Sqeeye 21 day ago
Why does ANYONE for ANY REASON trust Rotten tomatoes scores? If 100 people rate the movie what would be a 6/10 it gets a 100% rating score because every rating was technically positive (over 50%). Not to metion all of the times they have REMOVED THOUSANDS OF SCORES because people hate a movie for genuine reasons but someone like Amy Schumer or Ghost Busters (2016) Execs convince them to run it back. IMDB is objectively a better rating system if you need one for some reason. I Immediately disregard anyone's opinion that seriously uses Rotten tomatos to determine movie ratings.
Hans Chr. Lauridsen
In my opinion, all horror films would be better if Bruce Campbell starred in them. Possibly a lot of other genres as well
James117Bond 22 days ago
I liked both :), but everyone has their own opinions
Ralathar44 22 days ago
lol yall took this way too seriously and yet somehow still completely wooshed on Willy's Wonderland :D. The reason it's rated so well by audiences is because this is exactly what folks wanted out of a dumb Nic Cage movie. And obviously low budget. Coulda used some slightly better fights maybe, but even then you wouldn't want it too good. Apparently this just scratches a genre of good bad movie yall are not aware of. I feel like yall were way harsher on the movie than it warranted. Yall even missed points like the fact that he took breaks no matter what was definitely an intentional and important design choice....it's not just random. Also Nic Cage was into making the movie and yall kept saying he wasn't lol. But he's gone on record :). Yall just whiffed this one completely, but I still love yall. Happens when you're too deep into being a critic...you start seeing everything via the eyes of only a critic.
Undlark 22 days ago
I had fun watching this movie just because I had my expectations really low to start, and it satisfied a fun drunk night on discord with friends. We had more fun making up explanations for Willy's wonderland than we did enjoying the movie.
Canis 23 days ago
Honestly Willy's Wonderland is a true horror film. The problem with most horror films is that you know they aren't real. WIlly's production values are a thing of true horror and the most horrific thing is that you know its all real. Just looking at that ballpit set you can feel the nightmarish screams of the unpaid intern sent to Lowes with $1.50 in his pocket and the mission to create a movie prop. That's bonechilling.
sergarrick 23 days ago
As soon as Bruce Campbell was brought up, I can't help but to feel centering either of these movies around him and his brand of comedy would've made an instant classic. So much wasted potential.
David Shoemaker
David Shoemaker 23 days ago
Quick correction Showbiz bought out Chucky e Cheese when they went into Chapter 11 bankruptcy back in 84, I was working there at the time and remember when it happened.
Terribadguy 1
Terribadguy 1 23 days ago
Idk if it's only a WV thing but I went to Billy Bob's Wonderland as a kid
Kevin Hockett
Kevin Hockett 23 days ago
Honestly if you go into willys wonderland with the concept its a bad b-movie thats made to be laughed at. Its pretty good. I mean compare it to something like hobo with a shotgun. Or army of darkness. Its campy. Its dumb. Its gory in a sense. Its fun if you dont take it serious.
Umpty MaDoo
Umpty MaDoo 23 days ago
my friends and i loved willy's wonderland, but we were also wasted and laughing hysterically, so...
Man of Reason
Man of Reason 24 days ago
I just watched The Banana Splits Movie and that is one of the worst films I've ever seen.
the fool touchstone
Dick the brithday boy....omfg...I can't evenypte...lol
thekillerfroggy 24 days ago
sooooooooo do you recommend it or
Bryan Foote Brass Vocals Music
How could they possibly not mention Chuck E’ Cheese?
Bryan Foote Brass Vocals Music
Samuel Robbins
Samuel Robbins 24 days ago
Why didn't Willy's Wonderland just hire a professional wrestler? I would've watched Steve Austin beat up animatronic monsters any day.
Brandon Romano
Brandon Romano 24 days ago
Wait, Julia Roberts got cancelled?
S Dunne
S Dunne 24 days ago
What's the Space Cop Rotten Tomatoes score?
Adam Jasper
Adam Jasper 25 days ago
I'm really glad that the real definitely 100% gonna happen Five Nights at Freddy's movie hasn't come out yet, because it shows how much Scott Cawthon cares about it actually being a good movie and not just a terrible cash grab. I just really hope it actually turns out to be good of it ever does happen.
Yoshikage EHKOS
Yoshikage EHKOS 25 days ago
I loved how bad the ending was because first, they played Freebird. That already had me laughing. And then as he's about to leave, it shows the girl and I'm thinking "She met him less than 24 hours ago, he hasn't said a word to her, and he left her to fight these things on her own TWICE. PLEASE get in the car with him." And she does!
Zanger Studios
Zanger Studios 25 days ago
Wow I love red letter media but i never knew dick the birthday boy was from them
FullerAbyss 25 days ago
Willy's Wonderland is a satire of Nicholas Cage movies.
C 25 days ago
The hug was apparently shot at something called “mountasia family fun center”, so it’s not just a set!
Parable Paradox
Parable Paradox 26 days ago
I actually liked the willys wonderland film, maybe it was because I viewed it as a so bad its good kind of movie.
Matthew Talbot-Paine
Well I took the 5 minutes to watch The hug and oh boy that's weird.
Matthew Talbot-Paine
Yeah I went through a phase of watching movies based on them having a good actor in them. My wife and I watched all the tom hanks movies which is mostly awesome but you end up with things like cars which does have tom hanks in but for like 5 seconds. He has also done some boring ass movies like every time we say goodbye.
Matthew Russell
Matthew Russell 27 days ago
Williys wonderland feels like a kids fan fiction where his “really cool and powerful” oc goes to Freddys and kills all the animatronics because of how powerful he is
Ralathar44 8 days ago
@Anthony Schwartz That's not my theory, its something I read and I've now accepted as my own personal headcannon because it makes the movie more fun :D.
Anthony Schwartz
Anthony Schwartz 8 days ago
@Ralathar44 you put more thought into this than the movie tried to lol
Ralathar44 22 days ago
Saw a fan theory that fits perfectly that the reason he's so strong, kills them 1 by 1, and takes the breaks without fail is that this is part of the satanic contract and he's a modern day demon hunter. One of the tropes of such contracts is they are always supposed to technically be winnable. But if you kill them outside of the terms of the contract they just come back to life. So he came into town specifically to purge the town of these monsters and he came prepared. This explains why he isn't surprised, the custom energy drinks are just Witcher Potions in disguise, and he gets stronger as he defeats each new monster as per the terms of the contract/potions.
drroxxo1 28 days ago
I love in the description the say which movie will be the best of the worst. They release so much trash now that half in the bag and best of the worst have basically merged at this point.
Worsenary 28 days ago
I thought that Nicolas Cage was supposed to be autistic in the film (with obsessive tendencies), which is why he had his drinking can ritual, obsessive pin ball playing etc. Having watched both, the Banana Splits was the Banana Sh*ts compared to Willy's (though it is true that Willy's started to smell bad, as the lead female character says at one point...haha!).
transmission GGB
transmission GGB 28 days ago
The banana splits was shown in the UK in the late 70s early 80s on Sunday mornings.
Cammy Dogchief
Cammy Dogchief 28 days ago
Cus most of the budget wne to cage lmao then the movie
Andrew Laco
Andrew Laco 29 days ago
14:48 That kid had three times the lethal amount of soda and pizza in his system. That bear demon is not guilty!
Taylor Hill
Taylor Hill 29 days ago
Fnaf in real.
cj the man and tails the fox
Willy's wonderland is not a rip off its better then the splits
Adam Schnellenbach
Adam Schnellenbach 29 days ago
FFL Month ago
I really wanna watch Willy`s Wonderland now.
Shane Fox
Shane Fox Month ago
willies wonderland was the most fucking confusing non movie ive ever seen. why the fuck anything happens or why any of the characters act the way they do, baffles me to my core. but i gotta say making fun of it in a discord call with like 6 of my friends made it a wonderful experience.
Yuri Hageshi
Yuri Hageshi Month ago
14:58 If you can scream really loud, you can breath, the animatronics didnt have any real strength.
Valiant 9
Valiant 9 Month ago
Oh yeah.. Bruce Campbell and his superb one liners would have made WWL a much much better movie.. "hail to the king baby "
plus, the "Five Night at Freddy's" gameplay is similar to "Night Trap"
Hayhoe Studios
Hayhoe Studios Month ago
Watched Willy's Wonderland last night. I could not disagree with you guys more. It is absolutely brilliant and pure popcorn fun. Cage is casted brilliantly. He's supposed to beat up the animatronics easily and walk away unfazed, he's the stoic man with no name, literally the point of his character. If you guys find this movie to be bad and uncreative, please by all means make one better! I am a big fan of you guys but I've tried watching your movies and they are the real atrocities. Willy's Wonderland is an instant cult classic. I'm sure you guys can and will make a great movie at some point, but sheez louise this is a movie about possessed Chuck E. Cheese characters, cut it some slack!!
Drake Month ago
An epic piss?
Azure Month ago
They could've done so much more with the Willy's Wonderland movie. Like ham it up by 300%, change a couple of things. Like the Fairy mascot could have just been a head, the quirk being it needs a new body by decapitating and stealing someone elses. The rest of the crew for the first act, easily taken care of, for the comedy part, then second act they comeback, having put themselves together like messed up jigsaw monsters, crawling on the ceiling, breaking through walls and so forth. Where they actually lean into the movies lore and they become more hellish and demon like as it proceeds to the third act and they blow the whole place up. Which then they could have cowboy and mechanic come in with the car repaired, hooting and hollering that the evils been defeated only to be killed off by the surviving nightmare that still exists on the site.
Fightme111 Month ago
I believe it was written to be a crappy b-movie anyway so I’m not gonna be as hard on it
Mephiston001 Month ago
Were almost there... the RedLetterMedia review of Ass
Ivan Vojt
Ivan Vojt Month ago
Why were the flat tires inflated when the Camaro was on the flatbed?
666OrWhat Month ago
The creepy animatronics premise has about as much weight behind it as something like Slenderman. Okay as a creepypasta or maybe a videogame but beyond that? i dunno man.
666OrWhat Month ago
HEY! Jay has the same stainless steel mug I'm using.
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HoboCat Month ago
watched this with some friends and i compared the movie to like hotline miami meets five nights at freddie because nick just seemed like the jacket character
Jason Dismuke
Jason Dismuke Month ago
Had a showbiz pizza in Richmond, VA.
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14:55 14:56
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I can't Brevard 14:49
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The kid steal the key 13:24
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13:18 the man bump the birthday kid
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14:49 i can't breaved
Akram Brahimi
Akram Brahimi Month ago
i haven't opened the Rotten Tomatoes site in almost 3 years, this site is beyond a joke at this point. i use IMDb and for the most part it's logical with reviews and rating that make sense.
Alexei Navalny Is In Prison Because Putin Is Weak
Dick might have been molested by that bear, and you guys just got him a t-shirt to remind him of it.
unicorn mermaid yay
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14:49 i can't Brevard
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The hug is the scary movie