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WISH UPON Blu-ray Review

Wish Upon

The Movie

Synopsis

After her father (Ryan Phillippe) presents her with a mysterious music box, Clare Shannon (Joey King), is surprised to find her every wish coming true.  Her joy slowly morphs into terror as she begins to realize the bloody price of each new wish.

Directed By: John R. Leonetti

Written By: Barbara Marshall

Starring: Joey King (Clare Shannon), Ryan Phillippe (Jonathan Shannon), Ki Hong Lee (Ryan Hui), Mitchell Slaggert (Paul Middlebrook), Shannon Purser (June Acosta), Sydney Park (Meredith McNeil), Elisabeth Röhm (Johanna Shannon), Josephine Langford (Darcie Chapman), Alexander Nunez (Tyler Manguso), Daniela Barbosa (Lola Sanchez), and more.

Genre: Fantasy, Horror, & Thriller

Rating: PG-13

Runtime: Approx. 98 Minutes

Blu-ray Details

Audio

  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Spanish: DTS 5.1

Video

  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
  • Subtitles: English SDH & Spanish

Special Features

  • I Wish: The Cast Share What They Would Wish
  • Attic Tour with Joey King
  • Directing Darkness: John Leonetti and Cast Talk About Developing a Horror Film
  • Motion Comics: Lu Mei’s Curse and Arthur Sands Reveal the Stories Behind the Previous Owners of The Box

My Thoughts

I give the Wish Upon Blu-ray a B.

Imagine having a strange but intriguing box, not knowing anything about it, and only making out a few words in Chinese on it.   Finding out later that it grants your wishes. A creepy musical tone is played when your wish is granted but there is a dark side.  There is a price to pay.

I actually like this movie.  It reminded me a lot of Final Destination (2000).  You knew something was going to happen but you didn’t know what.   I was on the edge of my seat everytime the music box started to play its creepy tune.  I absolutely loved the idea of the box and the history behind it.  It was not just a musical box that was abandoned but had a story that dates back in time.  I liked how Clare (played by Joey King) had an obsession with the box.  It was as if she couldn’t live without it.  I didn’t see much of a difference between the theatrical version and the unrated version. If there were changes, they were very subtle.

Catch Wish Upon out on Blu-ray & DVD October 10th!