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Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies Reviews

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½ October 8, 2012
bad cgi...can we outlaw cgi in horror films?
October 6, 2012
Wow and I thought the first one was bad.
August 23, 2012
it's a step down from the fun, gory, scary 1st installment
but Andrew Divoff's return as the Djinn makes the movie worth sitting through
the effects seem very cheap here for some reason as the filmmakers intended which does disappoint, although they don't half-ass the gore
still, it's not the worst of the series, that's not til #3
and of course #4 is still tolerable
this could have been the next great horror franchise but it just keeps limping sadly on it's own feet
July 14, 2012
not as good as the 1st one, but ok
½ June 2, 2012
Aside from the first ten minutes of the film, this is a rather fun flick with some rather funny moments.
Super Reviewer
½ May 29, 2012
Wishmaster 2 is a cheaply made sequel to the good first film. This one feels rushed, without taking the time to get things right. In doing so, the filmmakers fail at delivering genuine scares, and instead give us a film that is more silly than frightening. This film is painful to watch, and the cast here are bad and they deliver wooden performances that are just forgettable. The film is basically designed to fill the needs of a sequel, where there isn't one. The film lacks anything to really please horror fans, and you're left wanting a lot more. This film is tiresome, dull and boring, not to mention very stupid. It was clear that the filmmakers didn't care how this one turned out. The first film was a good, entertaining although not perfect film, but it was watchable. This on the other hand is a wreck from start to finish. This is standard low-budget horror film fare and it shows. The film tends to use the same formula of the first, but dumbing down the interesting aspects that made the first good. With this film, it's just another run of the mill sequel with no objective. This film is just poorly constructed entertainment that just doesn't cut it. There's nothing remarkable about the film, and everything is forgettable. Wishmaster 2 is a film that really doesn't stand out, and there was lots of potential in making a good sequel, unfortunately all that was wasted with a poor script, and lazy filmmaking. Definitely stick with the first film, but avoid this one along with all the sequels.
April 22, 2012
not to good at all, the story wasnt really to good, just seemed like an excuse to keep the franchise going, didnt have that many good parts at all, overall a little boring
April 18, 2012
March 22, 2012
less memorable than kurtzman's wishmaster probably the weakest horror sequel of them all
½ March 18, 2012
Stretching the concepts of the first one a little too far, and with some appalling acting, this Wishmaster is strictly for die hard horror fans.
Super Reviewer
½ March 17, 2012
Titillation fills in for fewer makeup effects as the first and so we've a couple of writhing-in-terror-in-bed-in-my-underwear scenes with Holly Fields and that's about it for this installment of the series. Many scenes of the bad guy standing around saying "fulfill the prophecy!" w/o doing a damn thing about it. Nearly frustrating.
December 18, 2011
Suitable sequel, but aside from the make-up it is a poor-value production.
½ December 3, 2011
Most fans of the first Wishmaster hate this one. I enjoyed it. If you just want a old fashioned horror romp, it will hit the spot. However, if you want a good story, it will let you down.
November 3, 2011
Not as good as the first and plot holes galore but it held my attention, some great gore and still holds up 10 years after I first saw it.
Super Reviewer
October 18, 2011
Well it's not as good as the first I'm afraid, good to see Andrew Divoff back again as I think it was a new actor for the 3rd and 4th films. He hams up the Djin rather well, but the deaths are not as inventive as the first. I didn't think it was quite as gory as the first and it didn't have the dark humour of the first either. If you liked the first you might enjoy this, it just doesn't reach the heights of the first.
Marc L.
Super Reviewer
June 28, 2011
"Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies" Well I guess bad movies don't die either. With the lack of shock, the funny scenes, the bad acting, the lame special affects and overall anti scariness, it seems this particular bad movie seems to live forever, but for all the wrong reasons.

First of all, the special affects are downright awful. I could buy a better demon mask from a preschooler working on an art project. The deaths were unrealistic too, particularly the "bee" death at the casino.

Maybe this movie would be better if it was a comedy, because I found myself and my siblings unintentionally laughing the whole time. In fact there was one scene where the evil Djinn picks up a rock, makes it disappear and says "Magic!". For no reason at all! Did the director just think "Do you wanna know what this movie needs? A evil demon making a rock disappear and say magic for no particular reason at all!"

The deaths are unintentionally funny to. Like the scene where the inmate wants to get "wasted" so the demon makes his fellow inmated kick him to death? Lame, lame, lame, lame LAME!!!

Bottom line, this is a pretty bad horror film. Pretty, pretty bad.
June 27, 2011
Preying on your taste for gore and the black humor Andrew Divoff sometimes cleverly achieves (even when most of is based on the victim's wishes that ultimately turns into their gory demise): W2 is a cheesy step back from it's prequel.
½ April 16, 2011
Not as good as the first, but still more entertaining than expected. One decent jump scare, but otherwise mostly a fantasy film. Fun enoungh but not something to run out of your way for.
½ April 16, 2011
Worth watching just for the scene where the lawyer literally fucks himself.
½ March 15, 2011
I stayed away from a lot of straight-to-video sequels over the years for good reason ‚" they suck. Curiosity always led me to rent them, and I think the disappointment, again and again, taught me a lesson. Pumpkinhead 3, Night of the Demons 3, Hellraiser V-VIII, Return of the Living Dead 4 & 5 ‚" all SO AWFUL, and I‚(TM)m missing a shitload there. I would‚(TM)ve loved to have seen others, like Candyman 3 or Critters 3 & 4, but I didn‚(TM)t want to get all pissed off again. Now I‚(TM)m thinking I might as well, since I watch a lot of crappy movies anyway. Just to, you know‚¶ KNOW. Some franchises took off on video, such as the Leprechaun series. I liked all of those a hell of a lot more than the original, which had a big theatrical release. I hear Puppet Master is the same. I‚(TM)d love to see its five sequels. Wishmaster 2 isn‚(TM)t that good at all, but at least they tried. (I always give big applause for effort.)

Wishmaster was already made on a really low-budget. And I thought they did great things with it. Imaginative gore, a good story, and a new villain everyone loved. So, you can imagine what an even lower-budget did to the sequel. Good gore scenes? No. There‚(TM)s hardly any blood in it at all. The only death scene I can even remember is where the lawyer fucks himself in the ass. That was laugh-out-loud hilarious. But that‚(TM)s all I can remember that stood out. And I just watched this. The screenplay is also terrible. Horrible pacing. The lead character‚(TM)s journey into researching the Djinn mirrors what the character did in the original. And when we keep getting back to that through most of the movie it bored me to tears. Also, she‚(TM)s an ugly dog compared to the hot babe in the original.

If the film has any saving grace it‚(TM)d be the return of the charismatic, likeable, and handsome Andrew Divoff as the Wishmaster. Even though his great dialogue (those awesome, evil one-liners) is pretty much non-existent due to bad writing the guy‚(TM)s still fun to watch. He even gets to speak a bit of Russian in this one (I looked him up, Divoff speaks 9 languages fluently, *AND he played the Russian Mikhail in the Lost series.) Him being in prison for most of the movie to gather souls was a good idea. There‚(TM)s some semi-interesting stuff going on there. And taking him to Vegas in the end, probably the greediest place on earth - was a good idea as well. But all that should have been totally killer and completely wasn‚(TM)t. I read that he doesn‚(TM)t come back for the sequels as the Djinn (I can‚(TM)t remember if there were 1 or 2 sequels after this). I‚(TM)d still have to see them, but I remember how horrible it was when Julien Sands didn‚(TM)t return for Warlock III. And Warlock III, also probably wasn‚(TM)t THAT bad (I‚(TM)d have to see it again.)

I still like the story, and I think they set up a great mythology in the original. After the third wish is cast, the Djinn can take over and rule the earth. Now, how bad would that be? Imagine having a Djinn as your next-door neighbor. First off, he‚(TM)d just be cool to look at (and pose for pictures with). And you could invite him over to get drunk and watch bad horror movies. He could get pissed off about the horrible gore effects too and take you out in public to show you what it‚(TM)s REALLY LIKE. That would be totally fucking awesome. I also think they could solve the problems with the economy and gas prices. I bet they wouldn‚(TM)t want to live in a crappy world either. And they‚(TM)d probably kill all the old people, and assholes. I might‚(TM)ve just made too many wishes here, but one can dream‚¶
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