“I Have Used 500 Words What Could Have Taken Significantly Less: ”Wishmaster 3″ Is A Pretty Mediocre Movie.”
Do you recall “Hellraiser: Revelations?” A movie that was little more than a cynical ploy by Dimension to keep the rights to the franchise by issuing a sub-par sequel?
I wasn’t aware of this being done before, till I saw “Wishmaster 3: Beyond The Gates Of Hell” a movie that had absolutely nothing to do with the gates to anywhere, never mind Hell.
Like ‘Revelations,’ the cash spigot, while not yet exhausted, has been reduced to a dribble. Though that does not quite explain why most of the budget appears to have gone into creating those improbable types of car crashes that are normally not acceptable outside an episode of “The A-Team.”
Wishmaster 1 and 2, despite being like an unholy union between “A Nightmare On Elm Street” and “Hellraiser” had their charms.
‘Wishmaster 3,” not so much.
The first Wishmaster was directed by Robert Kurtzman, who is renown for his effects work and “The Walking Dead” on AMC. The second in the series was done by Jack Shoulder, who did “A Nightmare On Elm Street 2: Freddie’s Revenge,” which managed to divide fans of the franchise, as well as “The Hidden,” which is all sorts of awesome.
While “Wishmaster 3: Beyond The Gates Of Hell” was directed by Chris Angel.
Who’s Chris Angel? He’s a magician an an illusionist, and while, despite having directed Wishmaster 3 and 4, he’s not a director.