The Final Wish (2018)
Written By: DMG
Edited By: Grave Reviews Staff
Director: Timothy Woodward Jr.
Producer: Johnny Cleveland, Jeffrey Reddick, et. al.
Screenwriter: Jeffrey Reddick, William Halfon, et. al.
Date Released: October 17, 2018
Lin Shaye as Kate Hammond
Michael Welch as Aaron Hammond
Melissa Bolona as Lisa
Spencer Locke as Lynette
Tony Todd as Colin
Kaiwi Lyman as Derek
Jonathan Daniel Brown as Jeremy
Rating = 2.5/5 Graves
***May contain some spoilers***
Aaron is a struggling attorney in Chicago who returns to his hometown when he receives a call that his father recently died. When Aaron goes through his father’s belongings and holds a yard sale, he finds a strange urn. Soon Aaron discovers that everything he wishes for comes true. But even wishes comes with a price.
The Gore Factor
The Final Wish (2018) is less gory and more suspenseful. However, there are scenes involving people getting kill by a gun. In addition, when the true monster is revealed, the monster does not look very scary but the costume and makeup work on it was well done.
The Grave Review
The concept of The Final Wish was like Disney’s Aladdin if it was a horror film. However, although the film as a whole had an interesting concept, the execution was only mediocre. The premise follows Aaron who has lost contact with his family and is struggling with life. His backstory did not seem significant to the main story line at hand. Rather, the film diverges from Aaron’s story and focuses on the effects of the wishes on his surroundings. In doing so, the premise of The Final Wish lacked a natural flow in order to tie both stories in together creating a clear premise for the viewer. In this way, it was difficult to empathize with Aaron.
Generally, the acting was pleasant to view and flowed naturally. Specifically, Aaron’s acting was very well done. His character fit the story line well and the dialogue also added value to the tone of the film. In addition, Aaron’s mother played a very good possessed, disturbed and upset character.
The Final Wish (2018) is recommended to view only because the general concept of the film is interesting. For the foregoing reasons, Grave Reviews gives The Final Wish (2018) two and one-half Graves out of five graves.
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