Monday, March 17, 2014

Wishmaster 3: Beyond The Gates Of Hell (Part 3 Of 3)

Score: 2 Out Of 10

            Admittedly, the first two "Wishmaster (1997 and 1999)" films were not that bad. Some blood, some guts, some humor and a lot of fun. This film on the other hand is just plain bad. "Wishmaster 3: Beyond The Gates Of Hell (2001)" was directed by Chris Angel (not the equally-as-lame-as-this-movie illusionist) and stars Jason Connery, A.J. Cook and John Novak. The plot is a watered down version of the first movies plot, only this time around the djinn is focusing on a college girl and her friends (this is nowhere near as fun as it sounds). So, if you take away everything that made the first couple of movies enjoyable and add bad acting, writing, and one good special effect in a sea of bad ones what you would be left with is "Wishmaster 3." By the way, the "special effect" that bothered me the most was when one character gets his face ripped off. The prosthetic face comes off and underneath is the actors real face just covered in blood. You can still see his eyelashes. Yeah... That bad.

           The most troubling aspect of this film is John Novak's portrayal of the djinn. In the "Nightmare On Elm St." franchise, it is always Robert Englund playing "Freddy Kruger." So if nothing else you know you will at least get the enjoyment of watching Englund do what he does best even if the movie was not that good. Andrew Divoff did a great job playing the djinn, even if the second film was not that great, you still got to watch Divoff giving a pretty fun performance. Novak, on the other hand, gives us a performance that is way to hammy for me to take him seriously. Even with the rest of the film being terrible, I still would have given it a better score if they had just gotten Andrew Divoff back.

   The B-Movie Guy
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