Skip to main content

Wish Upon (Film review)

Film: Wish Upon
Year: 2017
Genre: Fantasy, Horror, Thriller
Directed By: John R. Leonetti
Starring: Joey King, Ryan Phillippe, Ki Hong Lee
About: A teenage girl discovers a box that carries magic powers and a deadly price for using them
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fkKaDoUh_so

My Review:
Having not watched a horror in a while I went to Netflix and came across Wish Upon which sounded interesting due to a wish box, deciding to give this a watch this is what I thought about the movie.

The film is about a girl who is given a box by her dad as an early birthday present and when she starts making wishes people she knows starts to die as a consequence, however when she finds out will she be able to stop or will it take her life next?

I thought that this film had a really good idea for a film which was rather original and that the foreshadowing from the mother's suicide at the very beginning of the film was brilliantly done. I did think that the idea of the box was really good and the people that the girl knows and cares about dying as part of a blood debt.

I do think that the film should have looked more into the background of the box itself as except from around one minute there is not really much said on the box. Not only this but I am glad that the girl passed on the box however looking like there will be a sequel to the movie in which I do hope there is as I would like to see what happens next and if the box does manage to get destroyed or if it will keep killing people.

I would recommend this movie to teenagers who want a horror film that isn't scary but instead has a rather good story with it.

My Rating: 3/5

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
  • If you had one wish what would you wish for?
  • If you have seen this film what was your opinion of it? 
  • Do you have a film we should review? If so comment it below 
To keep up to date with us please Subscribe and check out the following:
Tumblr: www.movieandbooksgirl.tumblr.com

For business inquiries please e-mail: ashleighabsurd@gmail.com

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Avengers: Endgame (film review) *contains spoilers*

Film: Avengers: Endgame
Year: 2019
Genre: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Directed By: Anthony Russo, Joe Russo
Starring: Robert Downey Jr. Chris Evans, Mark Ruffalo
About: After the devastating events of Avengers: Infinity War, the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos' actions and restore order to the universe.
Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TcMBFSGVi1c

My Review:
Having been a huge fan of the MCU and being really excited for this movie since Infinity War came out in 2018 I couldn't wait to see this at the midnight release. I have waited a little while before uploading this review and that was so that when spoilers came up it was after the time in which Marvel said it was okay to do so.This is a film which I was so scared to watch but also so excited as well and really didn't want to see come to an end knowing this is the last for some of the characters within the Marvel Universe in which people are…

The Hidden People - Alison Littlewood (book review)

Book: The Hidden People
Author: Alison Littlewood
Genre: Horror, Fantasy, Historical
Published By: Jo Fletcher Books
Published Year: 2016

My Review:
Taking part in the OWL'S Readathon I needed a book which met the prompt of "Plant on the Cover" and after putting a poll on Twitter which had the choice of three different books this is the one that came out on top. As a result I ended up with this book and although seeming interested in it from the back of the book I found that this book did not grab me as much as I wish it did.

The book is about a man who's cousin dies so he goes to try and find out the truth about her death and upon getting to the village of Halfoak finds that the people are really into superstition and believed his cousin to be a fairy and not of this world. However, when his wife gets there he starts to think that maybe there is some truth in the tales the people were saying.

I found that this book was really slow for my personal taste and I couldn't…

Goosebumps: Don't Feed The Vampire - R.L. Stine (book review)

Book: Goosebumps: Please Don't Feed The Vampire
Author: R.L. Stine
Genre: Children's, Horror
Published By: Scholastic
Published Year: 1997

My Review:
Taking part in the OWL'S Readathon a subject I had was Care of Magical Creatures which had the prompt of "Land Animal on the Cover" because of this I thought it would be the perfect time to go back to a book I loved when I was younger called Goosebumps: Please Don't Feed The Vampire. Which I ended up still enjoying even though I am now an adult.

The book is one where the reader is able to make the decisions of the book and from the beginning there is two different routes in which the reader is able to take. The first is a story where the reader becomes a vampire and gets to choose how they deal with becoming one from trying to become human again to also staying a vampire. The other is where the dog becomes a vampire instead!

I personally think that this book is great for engaging readers with letting them choose what…