Make a Wish (2002)
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Critic Reviews for Make a Wish
Manages to be insulting both to slasher movies and lesbians. Where's the gay rights movement when you need it?
Ms. Ferranti's direction is meandering and pedestrian, without a hint of personal style, and Ms. Johnson's script is riddled with implausibilities (no one seems too concerned when the members of the group start vanishing) and redundant scenes.
With its lukewarm gender politicking and clumsy performances, Make a Wish achieves only one real distinction: It has to be the dullest lesbian campout movie ever made.
just isn't made with enough skill -- or apparently much care at all -- to justify sitting through the whole thing
something akin to "Friday the 13th, presented by the Lifetime channel." . . . left me wishing something interesting would happen.
Audience Reviews for Make a Wish
My wish is that I had never watched this movie. This has got to be one of the implausible, ridiculous, stereotypical, idiotic movies ever created, even in the independent genre. I actually spent more than 30 minutes searching for a site to review this, just because it is so awful, and I won't be able to sleep tonight if I don't do my part to warn others about it. The only good thing I can say about this is that it did not resort to the lesbian: bad, man: good lesson, which is where I thought it was headed. But other than that, the acting is the only thing that warrants the "horror" title. The characters are all one-dimensional, the plot is completely unbelievable logistically, the cinematography is mostly just amateur but at one point (the crossbow hunting scene) it is actually hilarious in a "shoot the ducks at the midway at the carnival" kind of way. The trajectories of this particular killing making the JFK assassination look straightforward. ... It's just a bad, bad movie-and not in a good way. You will WISH for that 1 hour and 38 minutes back-plucking out your nose hairs one by one with a pair of tweezers is a better use of your time.
This is a very low budget horror film, but it's quite watchable. It has the usual cliche's but it's all done with a twist. The acting is fair. I've seen a lot of horror films that are worse.
Well, I'm seeing movies. I'm just forgetting about updating this thing. My last DVD trip was to Blockbuster, where I saw once again that perception rarely equals reality. I can't speak for every Blockbuster in the United States, but for a mega-chain that supposedly frowns on individual choice, this particular store certainly had a lot of independent and foreign films. There were in particular a lot of Spanish-lanuage and Asian stuff, which should come as no surprise considering how many Latino and Asian people live in this area. The [i]real[/i] surprise was how many gay and lesbian videos were there. Supposedly that's the kind of thing Blockbuster would never, ever carry. Obviously someone's been telling fibs. I got one of the lesbian films, "Make A Wish", which is probably the first lesbian slasher film on record. It was pretty good too allowing for the miniscule budget. The actors were good and the ending didn't insult your intelligence for once. They even left a few subtleties in the plot. And on top of all that there were even a couple of sex scenes.:D
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