The next step for the Wishmaster is getting a new face, so he goes to the morgue and while he is stealing the face from a fresh corpse, we witness this scene that makes it clear that we are going to be looking at for the next hour (and the other 3 sequels) … the classic “be careful what you wish for” scenario! As we will see later, though, this type of scenes can go from funny to stupid, but I will let you be the judge …
When we left the Wishmaster, he was trapped in a jewel more than 3000 years ago. 20 minutes later, the Wishmaster is back in the world, exchanging wishes for souls in present day. It is in this context, that this scene happens …
Social commentary? Are all hobos crazy? What does it all mean?
It’s probably no surprise that, here at Fanthoman HQ, we love fine cinema. So when the time came to dissect and analyze a movie, we had to start with one of the modern classics: Wishmaster. I mean, it is not like you get 3 sequels just for being shit.
To analyze this kind of movie, you can take two paths, either you do traditional analysis and spend hours talking about all the finely tuned details that make this movie an instant classic, or we can go to the money-shots. Knowing how busy you must be in this day and age, we went for the second option.
We have distilled, in fumetti form, the wishing scenes, because that’s the true measure of a good Wishmaster film.
So let’s start with the first scene of the first movie. Click on the image below to get the full scene and please enjoy … Wishmaster!!!
And what a strong start it is! In the matter of a few seconds we get tributes to Star Wars, Alien, Ray Harryhausen and possibly Clive Barker’s NightBreed. Of course, at the end of the scene the Wishmaster ends up trapped in a jewel, never to be seen again … or will he?