B Sound B+ Extras B-
starring Michael Trucco, Tara Spencer-Nairn, Jason Thompson, John Novak
screenplay by John Benjamin Martin
directed by Chris Angel
by Bill Chambers You've got to love a movie (trust me, you do) that opens with a sex scene, brings up a title card to read "3 Years Later," and mere moments after that flashes back to the opening sex scene. The dumbitude of Wishmaster: The Prophecy Fulfilled, frankly, excited me--this is not a dull bad film, but one chirpy and alive. Shot like an episode of "Red Shoe Diaries", rendering the goblin-featured title genie an always-jarring sight (you keep expecting to see him in lingerie), the picture reveals itself to be on autopilot (the Airplane! kind that's inflatable and winks) when it can't even offer up a clever resurrection of the Djinn except to have some schlub hand our heroine a box capped by a fire opal and say, "Here, I bought this for you." She peers into it, sees a creature screaming against a backdrop of flames, and suggests he have it appraised.