Hello, fellow moviegoers!
Wish Upon is directed by John R. Leonetti, and it stars Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, and Ki Hong Lee. It tells the story of Clare, a high school girl that doesn’t really have a lot of friends, and she doesn’t really fit in all that well. When her dad finds a Chinese box while dumpster diving, he gives it to her. She soon discovers that this box will grant her seven wishes, but those wishes often come with a terrible price.
There isn’t a whole lot to say about Wish Upon. It’s the type of scary movie that people make jokes about in other, much better films. Everything in Wish Upon was the traditional horror movie tropes that we’ve all seen time and time again. The story is pretty much just being a Monkey’s Paw rip-off that features stupid characters that seem to have no basic survival instincts. Wish Upon was, to put it simply, was pretty awful. It was cliché, unoriginal, silly, and most of all, forgettable (thought that might be a good thing?). Legitimately, I forgot the name of this movie several times while writing this article. I can’t even imagine people who are really into scary movies liking this. It’s a PG-13 horror movie, so it’s made for the crowd of middle school students that think they’re super edgy for going to a scary movie, and it’s exactly what you would expect it to be.
At times, the film even becomes laughably bad. So in that aspect, there is some fun to be had. I saw this film with one of my coworkers, and we both had a pretty good laugh about it for about five solid minutes afterward. Is sitting through an hour and a half excuse of a movie worth five minutes of laughter? Maybe not, but I’ll let you be the judge of that.
The worst thing about this film was how predictable it was. When the film began, and they set up the premise, I made a sort-of checklist in my head of what I thought was going to happen. As the film continued, I checked every item off of that list. There are no surprises in this movie. What you think is going to happen is exactly what happens. The film plays out beat-for-beat how you would guess it would.
Wish Upon is a bad movie. There’s no getting around that. It doesn’t really have any redeeming qualities. The characters are dumb, the plot is recycled, the entire film is extremely predictable, and in general, it’s one of the most cliché films I’ve seen in a while. Please, don’t see this movie. You deserve better than that.
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