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Wishmaster 2: Evil Never Dies (1999)

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The evil Djinn is awakened once more, and must collect 1001 souls to begin the Apocalypse.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Morgana
... Eric
Al Foster ... Security Guard #1
... The Djinn / Nathaniel Demerest
... Hosticka
Randy Hall ... Cop #1
Maria Genero ... Reporter
James Staszkiel ... Predator (as Jimmy Staszkiel)
... Gregory
... Gries
... Webber
... Tillaver (as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)
... Butz (as Ryan 'Rhino' Michaels)
James Kim ... James Tiger
Simon Kim ... Simon Tiger
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Storyline

The evil Djinn is awakened by a female thief, Morgana, during a botched robbery. He takes credit for the crime, letting himself be put into prison so that he can offer twisted wishes to prisoners in return for their souls. If Morgana asks him for three wishes, then his race, the Djinn, can take over Earth, killing all humanity. Written by <crow_steve@hotmail.com>

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Evil Has Been Summonned...Again!

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Fantasy | Horror

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Rated R for horror violence and gore, strong language and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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17 September 1999 (Japan)  »

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Evil Never Dies  »

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$2,500,000 (estimated)
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During his interview for the documentary, "Behind the Curtain Part II" (2012), writer/director, Jack Sholder, had this to say about the film:

"That's one that I have very mixed feelings about because there are parts of it that I really like, but I think, all in all, it's a little dumb. To tell you the truth, I haven't seen it since I, uh, made it. When I was making it, I thought it was good. I thought a lot of it was kind of funny or clever. I definitely feel it has merit. From what I can gather, it's one of those films that divides people. Some people don't like it, others do. And, you know, it was also a sequel to a movie that I thought wasn't a good movie at all. It's a movie that I did, and I don't regret doing. You know, there's a lot of stuff that I think is pretty good from it. You know, like the scene from the casino I thought was pretty good. Maybe it comes off as being silly." See more »

Goofs

The first victim of the Djinn wished he'd never been born and his wish was granted. That should mean that his girlfriend and everyone else who knew him should have their memory of him wiped clean. She should not be grieving for him. See more »

Quotes

Webber: What do you want?
Djinn: Your soul.
[pause]
Djinn: And a pack of cigarettes.
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Connections

Followed by Wishmaster 3: Beyond the Gates of Hell (2001) See more »

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Many Years
Written by Bortniansky (Slavonic and English)
Performed by St. Tikhons Seminary Choir
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Evil never dies - it just gets more and more boring
30 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

The original Wishmaster film was a pleasant surprise. Director Robert Kurtzman and writer Peter Atkins cleverly married very traditional old-school horror movie plotting and contemporary FX laden gore-splattering. The film benefited from a sense of humor, and had a fairly rapid pace that kept one distracted from any flaws.

The direct-to-video sequel, by contrast, shows no savvy at all in it's plotting, its (very limited) use of FX, or its pacing. For most of the film, the monstrous Wishmaster is confined (in his human form) in a prison, where it takes the longest time for him to get anyone to ask for a wish. This prolonged prison scene might have been salvageable if the dialogue were witty, but it basically reduces to:

Wishmaster: "I grant any wish, ask for something." Prisoner (or Guard): "F*** you!" Wishmaster: "No really, just ask."

If such is your idea of snappy dialog, this movie's for you.

Holly Fields is mighty pleasing to look at, but there's nothing much for her to do, so they decide to toss in some "inspirational" Christian redemption drivel into a story involving ancient Persian mythology - huh? - oh, never mind, it's not worth the effort.

Andrew Divoff, who did a fine job in the first Wishmaster film, stumbles around looking for something interesting to do, can't find it, and stands around and sulks instead. We would certainly feel pity for him if we hadn't grown numb from boredom.


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