Wish Upon is a 2017 American スーパーナチュラル horror film directed によって John R. Leonetti, and starring Joey King, Ki Hong Lee, and Ryan Phillipe. It was released on July 14, 2017.

As a major massive horror fan, I think it's very important that we support the genre. To some people that's exclusive to one sub-genre but to others like me, that means everything. Now, that doesn't mean if you're not interested in something go see it anyway just because ~horror~. But I don't buy into the PG-13 horror is always bad belief that many seem to have. Not every horror movie is made for adults. Not every horror movie is made to be uncensored. And not every horror movie is made to scare you. As a genre fan, I never have nor will I ever watch horror to be scared. Some people do, which is why 映画 like these (and 全体, 全体的です PG-13 horrors) get poor reviews because non-genre ファン are going to see them and not being scared and being upset によって it. So far this movie has gotten poor reviews によって critics, but genre ファン seem to like it. Some even a lot. So TL;DR: don't dismiss this movie (or future PG-13 horrors) just because of the rating. Unless of course, you're not actually a genre fan.

Aaaaaanyway, moving onto the actual review...no spoilers btw.

The movie starts off with a bang. Things get started immediately, and 移動する along very quickly. We aren't 与えられた a whole lot of backstory into the characters, but I would have felt it unnecessary. What we got was enough. In the beginning, we are introduced to a young Clare who goes on a short bike ride with her adorable trusty sidekick Max. When she comes back, she goes searching for her mother only to find her hanging in the attic. (Not a spoiler, it's in the trailer.) The very 次 scene is teenage Clare (Joey King) having woken up from a nightmare, seemingly recalling finding her mothers body.

Clare goes to head off to school and says goodbye to her father Jonathan (Ryan Phillipe) who appears to be some kind of ダンプスター, ゴミ箱, 収集 diver who may または may not have an actual job. While Clare is at school, Jonathan finds a innocent-enough looking box with Chinese 書く on it. He brings it ホーム to Clare as "an early birthday present" because she's studying Chinese in school. She knows enough to know that some of the 書く on the box says 7 Wishes.

Clare seems to be randomly picked on によって the ~popular kids~ in school, who go out of their way to be cruel to her. So when Clare gets a box that says she 7 wishes, she figures why not? What's the harm? The harm is that for every wish there is an even もっと見る volatile consequence. She will lose someone she loves as a result of getting her wish.

Unfortunately she realizes this much too late, after she's already grown deeply attached to it, when a school friend offers to have his cousin translate the rest of the box. What the cousin finds is horrifying, but once told this Clare still seems hesitant to give up the box.

This movie was a very solid effort on all parts. The director had a good vision, the actors had a solid script, and the ~horror~ was intriguing. Clare wishes for selfish things (money, a new boyfriend, to be popular) but that's the point. I think many of us, if 与えられた a chance to have some of our wishes come true would wish for at least one self-serving thing. The whole premise is would we/wouldn't we. If あなた knew the consequences, would あなた still do it?

It did remind me slightly of the wildly 人気 Final Destination series, but only in that the deaths were of the freak accident variety. Everyone dies in accidents that could happen to any of us. None of the deaths are particularly gory, but they don't always have to be. I thought the way it was done was extremely effective. Overall, this was a great movie. It was fun to watch, the characters were overwhelmingly likeable (aside from the ones あなた were supposed to dislike) and it wasn't dragged down によって forced plots and agonizing dialogue. The ending was also very satisfying.


One last note: if または when あなた do finally watch this movie, stay for the credits. Not only is there some cool visuals, but an extra scene at the end.