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WISHMASTER (1997)
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Directed by
Robert Kurtzman

Starring:
Tammy Lauren, Andrew Divoff, Robert Englund, Tony Todd and Chris Lemmon

Rated R
Format Used: DVD
Contains: Graphic Language, Graphic Violence
Genre: Horror

Also Known As:
Wes Craven's Wishmaster

THE PLOT:

Thousands of years ago an evil Djinn was imprisoned in a gem stone and sealed in a great statue. Today, the statue was found and bought by a very rich collector. But due to a drunk deck hand, the statue was bought and the gem was found.

It ends up in the hands of Alex, a Gemologist. She rubs the stone and frees the Djinn from imprisonment. On the rampage, he manipulates anyone in his way by tricking them into making lethal wishes. But he needs Alex to make three wishes in order to free his comrades and conquer the Earth.

ZEDD'S OPINION:

I think Wes came up with the Djinn is because by 1997, Jason and Freddy was getting alittle stale. They thought they needed something fresh. They got it, I think the Wishmaster is a cool monster and the story line works. I like the design of the monsters, I love the walking statue monsters. But it seems the sequel took a dive in make up effects. So the best of the series of four is the first movie.
I GIVE IT...9 STARS

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VOLTRON'S OPINION:

I did like the effects, I did like the Djinn. I even liked the story, mostly. The problem I had with this series is the fact they mixed up Djinns with Djnnis. The way the so called expert put it "Djinnis" was made up by Hollywood and only Djinns exist and they're all evil. I think Wes did that because he didn't like the idea of keeping a magical creature as a slave which Genies basically are. Anyway, that got on my nerves allot.
I GIVE IT 6 STARS

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ON THE POSITIVE SIDE (+ HITS):

+ DJINN (We both liked the desgin of the Djinn)
+ STORY (We both liked the story to a point)
+ CAST (We both liked the cast allot)
+ EFFECTS (We both liked the effects)
+ CLIMAX (Without giving it away, it was just cool)

AND FIANLLY:

ON THE NEGATIVE SIDE (- MISSES):

- MIXING DJINNS WITH GENIES (These are two sides of the same magic, one good and one evil. Clumping them both up is bigotry)

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