Wish Upon [Movie Review]

7:30 AM

I didn't know about the movie until I saw the trailer a few weeks back.
It got me intrigued and looking forward to watching it in cinema.
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Be careful what you wish for
I watch a horror movie to release the steam off from work - screaming does that to me. Haha.

Clare watched her mom hanged herself and she grew up haunted by the incident.
Growing up with her junk-collector father didn't help her much with her social inadaptability and awkwardness. She became the subject of ridicule of her peers at school.
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That is one beautiful Hari Raya cookie packaging. I wonder what's inside?
When her father brought home an odd looking music box engraved with ancient chinese characters on it, her life started to change. As Clare was learning Mandarin in school, she managed to translate a few words that literally means 'seven wishes'. Jokingly, Clare wished that her arch-enemy and the most mean girl in school, Darcie to 'rot'. During midnight, the music box opened up and played some music before it closes again. 

Darcie woke up with a severe skin-eating disease that she has to be hospitalised to treat her condition. Dismissing the incident as a mere coincident, Clare wished more wishes until she realised that for every wish granted, a person that is dear to her will lose his/ her life.
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Why are we all looking so intensely at the bottom of the box? Are we trying to guess its gender?
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I will keep you inside my locker, but you wouldn't fit
Her long-time secret admirer and classmate, Ryan, happens to be of Chinese ethnicity and has a cousin that studies about ancient Chinese characters. Ryan learnt about the horrible truth of the music box from his cousin, who ended up dead too after Clare's wish was granted.

Ryan tried to put the wishing-spree to stop but Clare was reluctant as she was living the life that she has always dreamt off - wealthy, popular and loved.
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Girl, you can buy everything in the store, but you couldn't buy class and that's what you are lacking now!
Will the wishing-spree and killing end?
Plot: 2.3/ 5.0. The plot of the movie is somehow predictable until a twist was thrown at the end of the movie. I think the movie could do much better if it were directed by someone else. It is not entirely a disaster, but there is a lot of room for improvement for a better horror movie.

Cast: 3.0/5.0. Oh My Gawd! Ryan Phillippe could do much better. He played the character of a mourning husband and dad quite poorly. Joey King did just fine, not great. Whereas the others are quite good in their character. I do not know why but I think Alice Lee (Gina aka Ryan's cousin) did a great job here.

Will I watch it again: That depends on the emotional turmoil that I am in at that moment. If it is bad, then I would, just to release the tension. I would say, watch it with an open mind and do not expect too much.

Rawlins GLAM
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26 GLAM People

  1. I am pretty sure that you are right about the part where if it was directed by another person it would have made a bigger impact. And I totally lol-ed at your raya packaging comment...hhahaha

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  2. This sounds like a so-so movie that didn't impress you. I will give it a pass, then.

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  3. I'm a big fan (like totally) for a horror movie. but, how horror is this actually? Because through here, I don't really see any horror (that horror much) right? Or is it just me?

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  4. Cerita ini macam so so only, i skip la. Better watch Baby Driver.

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  5. Wow i want to watch this movie. Also i do like movies that casts Asians, it makes movie more appealing. Thanks for your review :)

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  6. alaaa...slow eh Rawlins..baru plan nak tengok citer ni sebab sinopsis macam best jer...

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  7. Tengok thriller macam best dan seram. kita suka tengok movie seram2 ni nanti boleh lah pergi thanks awak..

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  8. mampu baca sinopsis aje heheee, ada nak kecil ni susah nak gi tengok movie :(

    yanmie
    http://www.yanmieonline.com

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  9. Macam tak meenarik sangat cerita ni. Dah lama tak tengok wayang since ada anak kecik ni... huhuhu..

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  10. Supposed to watch this movie last time but masanya tak kena jadi tontonlah cerita lain. Anyhow, quite surprise with the stars you gave. I really thought it's quite a high-rating horror movie.

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  11. Hmm the movie plot sounds quite predictable but I'm interested to watch. Always love this kind of movies that talk about what ancient stuff can do haha. Haven't heard of this movie until now though, thanks for introducing without actually spoiling it! <3

    yanrula x

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  12. I watch the trailer. As expected just a so so movie.

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  13. Nak jugak tengok movie ni kat cinema, tapi TGV tak tayangkan, and GSC pun ada sikit je. Nanti tengok online je la gamaknya. haha

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  14. Can't wait to watch this movie! Looking forward ;)

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  15. because of ur 47 metres down review...i go watch and scared myself there... now u review this... i wanna watch again! - racheal

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  16. Ala rendah nya score untuk plot. Mesti frust tengok! Tapi cast macam best

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  17. Seems like a so so only the movie. Maybe I would just pass the movie . Thanks for the review

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  18. Hope cepat la keluar dekat Astro.. Sejak jd househusband nie, xsempat nak tengok wayang or tahu ada cerita yang ditayangkan hahahah

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  19. I was also interested in it by seeing the trailer! Luckily you reviewed so I should just watch another movie. ^^

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  20. woww... i'm not a horror genre fan... more to typical rom-com hahaha... but i might wanna watch it for Ryan.. hahahah... old flame... ehchewahh... hahahahah

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  21. Not a fan of Horror drama, my friend say the trailer looks good though. But hays not much of the expectation on this movie tho hehe

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  22. I don't quite like horror shows and it does sound like it is more of a juvenile kinda show. I Guess I will pass on this cos I don't like the genre

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  23. I couldn't help checking the purses displayed :) Sorry, my eyes are distracted with those cuteness.

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  24. Have not watch yet but will give a try to watch it. Scare the storyline boring only.

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  25. The fact that it is a horror movie would attract my daughter... She is nuts over horror stories... Hahaha

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  26. Nasib baik tak tengok dekat wayang hari tu. Actualy tak berani pon sebab horror movie. Anyway,good review! hehehe

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