Wish Dragon is an extremely amusing story in which a young boy Din wishes to reunite with his best friend of childhood. Wish Dragon is an American-Chinese animated film that goes around the journey of Disney’s blue genie and Din, an innocent boy, who always had fewer resources, his ambitions always had bounds and limits. He never dreamt of much in his life. Later he gets a magical teapot and the story rotates around a cynical but all-powerful ‘a genie- a wish-granting dragon. The dramatic film is written and directed by Chris Appelhans. It seems like Aladdin knocked off, but this animated tale transports more than what is expected. So, let’s check how interesting it actually is.
Wish Dragon Release date
Wish Dragon was already released in China on January 15, 2021, and Now, it is available for streaming on Netflix internationally, June 11, 2021. It is a fun family movie and its modern version of Aladdin with the remarkable animation
Trailer of Wish Dragon
The trailer shows a young boy Din meets with a supernatural teapot, holding a wish-granting dragon who shows him the magic of possibilities. Later, Din desperately wished to reunite with his childhood best friend who got separated from him.
You can check out the engaging trailer of Wish Dragon here
What is the plot of Wish Dragon?
Wish Dragon’s hilarious plot of adventure revolves around a college student Din(Jimmy Wong) works as a food delivery boy. Once, the young boy accidentally gets possession of a magical teapot. Beyond his expectation, a world-weary fluffy pink dragon(John Cho) comes out as “a genie-in-a-bottle”. As the fluorescent dragon is capable of granting wishes. Dragon asks Din for three golden wishes which he(Din) wanted to be true. The tale forces him to get answers to life’s biggest questions. Having a ‘golden chance of wishes come true’ makes Din realize what truly matters in his life. He then determined to find his long-lost childhood friend, Lina(Natasha Liu Bordizzo) whose financial status differs much from him.
Li Na’s father moves away and the childhood buddies get separated. Din wishes for temporary wealth and power, to get Lina back in his life. Unfortunately, the movie’s third act got superfluous physical conflict, the story shifts to the challenges for the magical teapot as a mysterious villain wishes to authorize the wish-granter for his wrongful purposes. The final fight also has physical comedy and happening moments.
- Jimmy Wong as Din and Ian Chen as Young Din
- John Cho as Long and Max Charles as Young Long
- Natasha Liu Bordizzo as Lina and Alyssa Abiera as Young Lina
- Will Yun Lee as Mr. Wang
- Constance Wu as Mrs. Song
- Jimmy O. Yang as Weichi
- Aaron Yoo as Pockets
- Ronny Chieng as Pipa God
- Bobby Lee as Diao
Everything you need to know about
Wish Dragon had already secured a place in the list of great movies of 2021! It’s a family-friendly movie with amazing visuals, a great piece of animation along with a moral aspect behind it. It is reviewed as a 21st century modernized version of Aladdin and is said -Aladdin goes to Shanghai.
Produced By-It is produced by Columbia Pictures, Sony Pictures Animation, Beijing Sparkle Roll Media Corporation, Tencent Pictures, Base FX, Flagship Entertainment Group, Boss Collaboration, and Cultural Investment
Ratings– If we talk about ratings, Wish Dragon is rated 6.9 on IMDb along with the good reviews, and if you check the statistics the fantasy film is most liked by teens.
Run Time – Run time of the movie is 98 minutes.
An English dub has already been aired. The Mandarin dub is likely to be available and can be enjoyed later on Netflix.
Reviews- The plot of Wish Dragon is not new yet, Wish Dragon, a well-worn fairytale plot is an interesting comic relief aligned with interesting edge and fantasy. Visually, the movie portrays cartoons to modern-day Shanghai and it also highlighted the morals, the difference between the riches and everyone else. Most of the jokes are genuinely funny which involves humor. Cho’s stunning performance as Long gives the movie its core. The animation with amazing voice characters creates a perfect plot.
It can be said as, Wish Dragon is an appealing ride, to watch for fun and venturesome lovers. It is a must-watch fun film, a wish-granting fable that will surely entertain you.
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