Blu-Ray/DVD Review: Wilson (20th Century Fox)

Daniel Clowes graphic novel comes to life by director Craig Johnson ” order_by=”sortorder” order_direction=”ASC” returns=”included” maximum_entity_count=”500″] Woody Harrelson plays Wilson, who is a middle-aged man that really doesn’t have any […]

Daniel Clowes graphic novel comes to life by director Craig Johnson

Woody Harrelson plays Wilson, who is a middle-aged man that really doesn’t have any filters. He speaks his mind freely without thinking of repercussions. He doesn’t seem to do it to be mean. He’s more lonely and a little awkwardly social. Wilson discovers that he a child from his estranged wife (Laura Dern). So he goes on a quest to reunite with his family. The problem is, his wife gave up the daughter for adoption when she was born. Wilson is determined to make this a family.

Harrelson does a great job playing Wilson. In the book, the character is more sad and a little angry, while Harrelson plays him with a little more humor. But Harrelson really does a great job.

The problem I had is the book is made up of strips that as you read them, go together into a story. I feel like director Craig Johnson tried to hard to piece these all together and there some points in the film where it didn’t work. But despite this, overall there is a narrative there that tells the story of Wilson.

The film is definitely more on the side of a black comedy but really liked it. It was Harrelson’s performance that really makes the film.

Extras on the Blu-ray include:

• 15 Never-Before-Seen Deleted Scenes
• 3 Promotional Featurettes
• Gallery
• Trailers (Red Band Trailer, Theatrical Trailer)

Wilson will be available on Blu-ray, DVD & Digital HD June 30

Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

About Brian Isaacs - Executive Editor / Publisher

An avid comic collector/reader for over 40 years and self-proclaimed professor of comicology, Brian original started up the site Pendragon’s Post to share his voice. Well that voice has been shared, and evolved into The Fanboy Factor. Brian is an advocate for remembering comic roots, and that we don’t forget what was created in the past, and encourage everyone to read it as well. When not swimming in geek culture, he can be seen corrupting..introducing his young son to comics, much to his wife’s chagrin.