Wish Upon is a teen drama, horror movie. That being said I think alot of people already are turned off by this one sentence. Eventhough the acting and the movie itself weren’t that bad, it was not my piece of pie.
The movie starts off strong with the suicide of Clare Shannon’s (played by Joey King) mother. The atmosphere and setting of that very first scene was very well done. It set the bar of expectation of this movie high, sadly the bar was so high that the rest of the movie couldn’t reach it anymore.
After this scene, we learn that Clare Shannon’s father, Jonahtan Shannon (played by Ryan Phillippe) is a garbage diver and lives alone with Clare in the original house.
Clare isn’t that populair at school and gets bullied by the populair kids (here is where the typical teenage drama movie begins). She gets in a fight, and goes home. Once home her father has found her a special box with chinese signs that no-one understands. The box makes her wishes comes true, but at a blood price. The last wish will take her own life.
Waste of wishes
If you could make any wish, what would you wish for? World peace, becoming the greatest artist in the world or being loved by some dude that you once said “hey” to? The last one is ofcourse the wish that Clare makes. Wasting ofcourse someone’s life (because of the blood price).
Clare keeps making these wishes during the entire movie. From the 7 wishes she spends 2 like everyone else should do too.
This movies was a meh. The acting wasn’t bad, but it’s not my kind of movie. This is a teenage horror movie. There weren’t any jump scares, there wasn’t anything scare of creepy. The deaths were almost hilarious and the ending was predictable.
Overall I give this movie 2 stars. It’s not a horror for most people.