As this movie opens, Joey King's life is about as dismal as it gets: her mother committed suicide by hanging herself in the attic, her dad goes dumpster-diving right in front of her school, and the popular kids actively try to run her down in their massive SUV every time she rides her bike. So when she discovers a Chinese puzzle box that grants seven wishes and the bodies start piling up, I'm along for the ride.
"Wish Upon" plays like "The Monkey's Paw" for the self-absorbed, Instagram-fame generation. A truly timely satire on the average teenager, who pursues their desire to go viral and prioritizes it over safety, logic, and even human life, "Wish Upon" functions well on the intrigue of its backstory and the strength of Joey King as an actress. Any movie that unironically uses the line "selfish bowl of bitch-sauce" is A-OK
Watchable but I wish I knew if this was parodying the soulessness of teen horror films or if this entry is just proudly wearing the badge of a FINAL DESTINATION clone for the iphone generation out of chutzpah.
Assegnate le parti, corrono le comparse. Della critica, svolta in questa maniera, m'importa 'na sega: la logica è patriarcale e gli affetti sono disposti in ordine gerarchico da una minaccia che ragiona secondo logiche umane. Solo un IT radicale può salvarci.