Six episodes are announced in the film with title frames: Episode 0, "The Blinkers" (00:07-01:56); Episode 1, "The Wishing Rock" (30:33-41:22); Episode 2, "Alien8ed" (08:57-30:29); Episode 3, "The Miscommunicators!" (54:31-69:36); Episode 4, "Big Bad Booger" (41:37-54:27 but which is announced at 43:37 when Stacey exits the decontaminator); and Episode 5, "The End" (69:50-83:03). See more »
Blinker #1 blinks (at around 31 mins) while opening a cellophane bag over his cereal bowl. Blinker #2 blinks (at around 22 mins) in the background during the classroom scene where the aliens are circling the bottoms of the students' desks while the teacher is conducting an experiment with catalysts. See more »
The suburban town of Black Falls is a company town that makes the Blackbox that does almost everything. The Thompsons (Leslie Mann, Jon Cryer) are tasked to beat the competition by Mr. Black (James Spader) or else they'll suffer the consequences. Then the magic wishing stone falls to earth.
This is another kids movie from writer/director Robert Rodriguez. The concept of telling the story in a series of out of order shorts is just too gimmicky. The wacky pause and fast forward edits are too annoying. It is the movie equivalent of ADD. It is a kids movie for the short attention span generation.
This movie suffers from the fact that the story doesn't follow just one main character. The wishing gets very repetitive and random. There seems to be no rules to the wishing. The kids are annoying as usually the case in these kinds of movies. It's definitely not a movie for adults.
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