Where's Andrew Divoff?!?
Sean L. | Twin Peaks, USA | 11/12/2001
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Don't take that 1 star rating lightly. This is my first 1-star review. The first Wishmaster was great, the second was fair, and the third was awful.Andrew Divoff, the incredible actor who played the Djinn and his human alter ego, Demerest, in the first two films has been replaced by an utterly dreadful actor who plays the part as if he's in a kiddie's production of "The Ghost of Canterville Hall." As for the human alter ego, a professor at a University, he is far too physical for the part. The Djinn is supposed to attack mentally with the mind, not throwing people at walls.The story of this film concerns a college student named Diana Collins who unwittingly awakes the Djinn when looking over an ancient artifact. The Djinn kills a perverse college professor and takes on his identity to get to Diana. He then goes around the university, picking off students one by one on his quest for Diana. Sounds entertaining? It's not. The twisted wishes have none of the ghoulish irony that the original's wishes had and are no fun at all. I mean, c'mon! Think about how much material you have here! A thousand-year-old genie at a modern day university? What's happening to our screenwriters?I wasted 5 bucks and 90 minutes of my life when I rented this movie, and I think the morons who threw together this awful movie should give me a refund!"
Djinn really better than mustard? ...NOT
LILyte Review | CA | 10/10/2005
(1 out of 5 stars)
"The evil "Djinn"...HAA!!! not even if not laughable to the tilt. Where did they get the outfits during that battle in the park. I mean it looks like one of the ninja turtle villiens but much much weaker. OMG that fight was so bad it wasn't even funny...were talking about slow motion swings that i could avoid those moves by not even trying. I do admit that if you like gushing blood....there is plenty here to see.
I hope the original is better then this installment but i have no plans of watching it after this pile of evi(less). You might want to watch it to complete the trilogy if you enjoy the first ones. This movie is just so lame from beginning to end....didn't scare me one bit. Bad direction to boot."
SEAN PLEASE KEEP JASON AT HOME FOR A WHILE
Michael Butts | Martinsburg, WV USA | 05/22/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)
"The third entry in the Wishmaster series pales in comparison to the first two, and the main reason is that Andrew Divoff isn't around to play the Djinn. Divoff possessed such a canny sense of evil and enjoyment that Jason Connery just can't evoke. Connery, a nice looking fellow, doesn't possess a third of his father's charisma or screen presence. A. J. Cook (Final Destination 2, Ripper: Letters from Hell) is a stoic heroine, but she too doesn't possess the fierce determination the previous Wishmaster girls have shown. Tobias Mehler as the stalwart Greg (and St. Michael the Archangel) is okay, but nothing to write home about.
The plot doesn't explain how the jewel got back in the case; at the end of the second movie, it just disappeared. There is no mention of the 1000 souls and the Wishmaster doesn't really get into his granting of the wishes. And since when was the sword of St. Michael able to kill the Djinn. There is no mention of this in the previous two films.
The third installment lacks the visceral energy and clever dialogue evidenced in the first two films, and director Chris Angel's pacing isn't as tight. I'll watch the fourth simply to see how the series turns out, but I was admittedly disappointed in this one.
Sean, keep Jason at home until he captures at least some of your talent!"
Terrible. Even if you like the Wishmaster, this one is tough
Benjamin M. Fisher | San Diego | 03/30/2007
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Easily the worst of the four Wishmaster films. Andrew Divoff doesn't play the Djinn in 3 and 4 (wisely, I'm afraid) and the film suffers for it. At least he is entertaining to watch even if nothing spectacular happens. It doesn't even seem like they tried at all to make this movie any good. They ignore most of the mythology of the first two movies, and the actors involved are downright awful. Do yourself a favor and pretend they never made this one..."