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Film Reviews

Wish Upon (2017) - Shreya Sachdev

Wish Upon is a 2017 drama/thriller film directed by John.R.Leonetti and stars Joey King, Josephine Langford, Ki Hong Lee, Ryan Phillippe, Sydney Park, and many others. Wish Upon is about a girl named Claire (played by Joey King) who one day finds an old music box that promises to grant ones wishes. For fun, Claire makes a wish and is shocked when the wish comes true. She then realizes how much power this music box actually holds and with it, she completely changes her life. For example, she makes her enemy’s skin rot, she gets her crush to like her back, and much more. Honestly, when I saw the trailer for this movie, I was really excited. I mean, Joey King is an amazing actress and I love watching her on screen. I also thought that the idea was really interesting and thought that the execution would be great too. Unfortunately, when I actually watched the movie, I was disappointed. I wouldn’t say that there’s anything wrong with the whole concept of the wish granting music box, but what is wrong with it is the dialogue that’s constantly happening between the characters as well as the dumb things that the characters do. This movie is a mix of Mean Girls and Sixteen Wishes, and it doesn’t flow well together. I would give this movie a 5/10.

Shreya Sachdev