Wish is disappointing we expect more from Disney.
Asha (Ariana DeBose) is a 17-year old girl who wishes upon a star to help save the Kingdom of Rosas from King Magnifico (Chris Pine) who has become a dictator who insists that his directions be followed as he holds the wishes of citizen of Rosas in bubbles which he claims he is the only one who can release.
Asha with her group of seven kids and a goat work to break the king’s hold on the city and the citizens living there.
The seven followers of Asha each have something similar to the Seven Dwarfs from Snow White from grumpy to sleepy. Added to her rebellious group is a goat, Valentino (Alan Tudyk) who is given a comic voice part way through the adventure. A round small fuzzy yellow star also joins the rebels.
Asha is a cute young woman and the goat brings some comedy and each of the band of challengers is unique and brings some enjoyment to the film. The star brings special ideas and hope to the group.
What is similar to Snow White’s dwarfs isn’t strong enough to bring hope, fear or other impressions. What is a clear mistake, is not using the song from Pinocchio “When You Wish Upon A Star” as background when the small star leads them in correct directions. That could have carried the film into the past well love territory of older Disney films.
There are few high and low points and King Magnifico snarls, squints and yells but isn’t evil enough to make the list at Fantasmic in Disney’s Hollywood Studios in Florida.
So much more could have bee done with the millions of dollars invested in this project, even the musical numbers sung by Ariana DeBose are easily forgotten and we are forced to see a bland unexciting adventure which doesn’t measure up to what we expect from Disney.