Chris Flathmann’s review published on Letterboxd:
Watching and Ranking DCOMs, Time for Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie
This movie misses out on some pretty good vibes. I don't think they needed a massive drama plot. A super fun island adventure plot would have been way more enjoyable, especially considering the fact that the series kept going after this. That being said, the characters in this movie still stay true to their roots and it's still fairly entertaining for the most part. I would have liked more of max trying to set his parents up, but it was good enough.
Gets points for every mud spell Alex casts; loses points for ever MacGuffin.
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