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Wishmaster 2 - Evil Never Dies [DVD]
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Morgana Kuleshov is a petty thief attempting a small-time heist. She is fired upon, but her life is saved when the bullet is deflected by a large opal she is holding. Unbeknownst to her, the jewel contains the Djinn, an evil genie who twists its owner's wishes to deadly effects. As the malevolent spirit invades Morgana's dreams, she calls upon priest brother Gregory to aid in her battle against the supernatural forces.
Andrew Divoff returns as the evil Djinn bent on world domination in this "too good for cinema" sequel to Wishmaster. Released from his prison gem during a failed museum robbery, Djinn transforms from a gooey blob to a demon in human form after granting his first venom-laced wish and takes the rap for the heist and a couple of murders. Meanwhile Morgana (Holly Fields, looking like a B-movie version of Angelina Jolie, without the lips) is haunted by nightmares of the demon and discovers the meaning behind his command, "Fulfill the prophecy": he needs to bag 1,000 souls and then he's Armageddon-bound. Like its predecessor, Wishmaster 2 twists the classic genie-in-the-lamp legend into a sick joke; every wish is granted in the most literal terms, leaving the recipients victims of their own greed and desire in often gory spectacles. The budgetary constraints are evident in the more ambitious effects, notably a calamity of biblical proportions in a Las Vegas casino with computer-animated locusts and unconvincing dismemberments. Divoff makes a low-rent Freddy Krueger, tossing off pale quips with a tight grin and in a raspy, self-important monotone in this Nightmare on Elm Street knockoff. Best to stick with the real thing. --Sean Axmaker, Amazon.com
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As we get older, fewer and fewer movies have the ability to scare us as we all get more savvy and jaded to the formulaic nature of most horror films. I don't know what it was about Wishmaster that spooked me so bad, but I've been a fan of the film ever since.
On a technical level, Wishmaster suffers from shoddy production design and direction that is barely above that of a cheap daytime soap opera. The acting is mostly appalling (with the exception of Andrew Divoff, who ravages the role of the Djinn/Demerest), and some of the dialogue is clunky. But, as a whole, the movie excels on pure energy alone. I mean, not only do you have more in-jokes than you can possibly count but even Jack the Ripper himself turns up before Lemmy sings hard rock over the closing credits.
There's so much potential, imagination, and over-the-top carnage that the film just whizzes by. A lot of the potential isn't taken full advantage of (the 90 minute runtime keeps things to the bare minimum) but it sets up enough mythology to justify three sequels, the first sequel being the only decent one, however.
The plot focuses on the Djinn, that's Wishmaster to you, and his efforts to take over the world. As you can see...it's pure hokum but it's the gory bits in between and the Djinn's wisecracking that make this movie worth the money. The Djinn will never be as infamous or as iconic as Freddy, Jason, Michael Myers etc, but that's not to say that he's not an utterly brilliant character. Divoff is absolutely perfect in the role. Even if all he did was real aloud from phone book he'd be mesmerizing.
If you like gore, ghoulish make-up effects, and don't mind horror humor that feels like it was conjured up by a bunch of drunken frat boys, then you'll find plenty to like about Wishmaster.
The franchise is as low-profile as it can be, but it hit its height with Wishmaster 2, which improves upon the original in terms of story, but is restricted by a lower budget.
That doesn't stop director Jack Sholder from going completely over-the-top with the gore effects or pushing the series more and more away from horror and into black comedy. Once again, Andrew Divoff is absolutely brilliant as the wisecracking Djinn/Nathaniel Demerest. Words fail to describe how funny and clever he is. He completely owns the movie despite the hotness of Holly Fields as the lead character, a thief who accidentally frees the Djinn from the fire opal.
The series descended into straight-to-DVD trash after this (which Divoff wisely passed on), but don't misjudge Wishmaster 2, it's surprisingly good and more intelligent than you'd expect.
The DVD is old and murky. Lionsgate really ought to issue a Blu Ray double feature.
Meanwhile the directing style is ham-fisted and uninspired, and Andrew Divoff who plays the 'human' incarnation of the Wishmaster appears to have lost any of the evil nuance that made the original such fun. Here he plays the character as a perpetually grinning imbecile. His manic grinning schtick becomes so ridiculous that its impossible to believe the prisoners he spends most of the film locked in with wouldn't just beat him to death - especially when he starts asking them insistent personal questions about their hopes and weaknesses.
The film is atrociously written, with poor motivations, awful plot and terrible dialogue. Worse still, it's neither frightening, nor particularly impressive on the visuals; and it's clear the director or producers don't care. A 'frozen' man is subjected to a rubbish special effect then allowed to be seen clearly wobbling as characters talk about how he's "frozen solid!". In a scene in a casino, terrible SFX playing cards and other misguided decisions shatter any credibility or suspense. Wishmaster was supposed to be a camp, vicious little horror movie with good FX. This has clearly been written off as a cheap throwaway follow up to earn some bucks from the beer & party crowd and made with the minimum of care.
As someone who'd usually be encouraging you to take a chance on pretty much any monster movie, take it from me - this one isn't worth the effort.
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RUNTIME: 92:03 mins. (PAL)
ASPECT RATIO: 1.33:1 (Non-Anamorphic)
REGION: 2 (locked)
EXTRAS: Cast Biographies (text),...Read more
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