The unspeakable evil of the soul-devouring djinn rises again in this fourth electrifying installment of the unstoppable Wishmaster horror legacy! But now, as a host of new victims see their most nightmarish wishes come true, the world faces the ultimate demonic terror: an onslaught of multiple djinns hell-bent on destroying everything in their path!
Simply A Masterpiece
Let me be very fair here, this is not the best movie in my opinion. But, this movie is fun, it has purpose and is very enjoyable to watch.
There are moments in this movie where the great movie it could've been peek out... They're fleeting, here, but they're worth savoring, and they happen often enough to make it worth your while.
It is an exhilarating, distressing, funny and profound film, with one of the more memorable film scores in years,
I would have rated this at five stars if it hadn't turned so bad so quickly. The first 45 minutes or so are not too shabby, picking up on the whole djinn mythos from the original film. Overall, this film is a lot less violent and, correspondingly, less interesting and imaginative.My biggest complaint is that the writers apparently got tired and just gave up. For example, we get introduced to both other djinns and a character who is a "hunter" of djinns. The hunter, who makes an interesting entrance as he is revived to battle the djinns and save the world, is actually pretty bad at his job, getting himself killed by a single djinn about three minutes after they meet. I mean, it's just silly. Why even introduce the character if he's no threat to the djinns (and can't act worth beans)? The whole enterprise is just dumb and not worthwhile.
You gotta love B-movie nonsense "Fear the djinn", says the briefly-lived narrator. I thought he was referring to alcohol, and I for one think that the trials and tribulations of a gin-based AA group would make for a great horror film comedy. Though not quite as funny as this crap.If the Gin can force/hypnotize people to cut out their own tongues then why doesn't he simply force them to make three wishes every time he wants a soul? Instead, he goes through all this trouble. But being nothing more than a sort of poor man's Satan, I guess the Gin does have a LOT of time on his hands He really has nothing better to do than turn bartenders into pimples on strippers' bare behinds.The Wishmaster can't fulfill the 3rd wish because of LOVE. Yes, love seems to create all sorts of loopholes and difficulties in the Djinn Resurrection Manual. Demonology is apparently such a complex, tricky subject, so full of semantic traps, childish word-play and cheap logic-twisting that even the demons themselves – who had an eternity to flip through its pages and learn the damn rules - bicker like Tasmanian devils over the fine points regarding how best to unleash the Armageddon onto 6 billion morons. But with these incompetent incubii around, even Armageddon wouldn't live up to all the hype, I imagine.Lisa sticks with her wheelchair-bound boyfriend, Mr.Grumpy. Nothing seems to cheer this guy up. He wins 10 million dollars in a legal settlement: still grumpy. He gets the use of his legs back: still grumpy.Two demons meet for a forest duel: so how do they fight? First they draw swords like a couple of sloppy internet nerds, and then practice a few martial arts moves. I mean, if you happen to be an all-powerful demon and you feel you must copy human fighting styles then at least use nuclear weapons, stealth bombers, or something a little more impressive like that.The budget was so low that they couldn't afford Lisa fake nails that would avoid looking as if they'd fall off any minute.Two waitresses appear in very small roles. They are both sex-starved. But I forget that this is a soft porn horror film The cast looks like it's been hijacked from the set of an American TV soaper – or your typical US porn set, if there's a difference between the two.But no matter how dumb it is, it's not quite as inept as W2. That's impossible. I wished for a turd as bad as that one, but apparently the Wishmaster was too busy flirting with his next blond "victim". "Nib Shugaroth Baheem".
Ténèbre Rarum (Dario_the_2nd)
Well pretty much about the same as for the 3rd sequel, from bad till even much much worse!!! Edit mistakes, as once again an uninteresting poor storyline with the same actor in the Djinn outfit "John Novak". He will bore the hell outa you! Once again bad casting. As also the fact they knew how to succeed in it again! A very weak and poor disappointing ending AGAIN! I really ask myself by times why they even bother to make movies like this? I think people who like or love these kind of movies maybe can help me out and please contact me and fill me in on what I am missing in these bad horror flicks! I would be thankful for a possible insight view on why I don't love these garbage flicks but actually hate films like this. There must be audience around who loves these flicks. How the hell can you give this movie a 10 outa 10? Well I will seek comfort in the knowledge that "tastes differ" and luckily for that would I say. I know if I want some quality time; I'll choose the "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles" instead! (by the way for those who don't get it, that's a cynical remark!)Dario/
Let's get down to the basics here: I've seen all four films and can tell you that this is a third sequel in every aspect; perhaps in the sternest form of the word sequel. The film is something fresh, something new and definetly something funny.If you're expecting to see the exact same thing as you did in the earlier films, go watch something else. Don't waste your time or money watching this film.This content of the film is completely new to the entire franchise. Don't get me wrong, as the basic premise is true as it can ever be: the waker has three wishes and at the end of the third wish of the waker, the Djinn race is freed. Of couse, the Djinn has to find the waker first.
However, this particular installment of the film seems to have navigated further and further away from it's horror roots and now seeks to challenge the philosophical questions of love, desire, lust, God, money, wealth and death.I found the dialogue in the film that was directed toward God in bad taste, but that's just me. I also found myself laughing so hard at most of the film and its subject matter - it was hilarious! I can only hope that the humor was the intention.So why would film makers bother making a film like this? Perhaps they know how much people are obsessed with the Djinn and they want to tackle good and evil down to the bare roots and show a soft side of the Djinn. Maybe not - I really don't know. But there was a point where you feel really encouraged to root for the Djinn and hate the classical "good guys".However, I will repeat by saying that this film is not for everyone. Hardcore fans of the series will hate it. Open minded individuals familiar with the series will appreciate it for what it's worth. And most definetly, anyone who's ever been afraid of watching a horror film should use this film to break them into the genre. The sexual nature of the film isn't for children, but it's certainly horizons away from being scary.Overall this film is an enjoyable, pleasant film to watch. I recommend this film to anyone who wants to watch a horror film that will make them feel like a million bucks. I also recommend this film to heterosexual couples. Enjoy!
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