For lovers of the Disney Channel's Cory
in the House, Hannah Montana and the Suite Life with Zack and Cody,
Wish Gone Amiss is a collection of three similar themed episodes. It
should also be noted that this disc is solely aimed at fans of all
three series and even though the more mature viewer may get a few
laughs from the episodes, however it's generally for younger viewer.
My personal favourite from the
collection is the episode with Cory in the House which is quite
witty at times that my three teenager daughters thoroughly enjoyed.
The other two episodes were almost as entertaining, although much
the story and humour is targeted at the younger viewer. Even though
the humour is quite clichéd at times, all three episodes play well
and it's great to see some of these younger actors before they
became house hold names.
Cory in the House: Gone Wishin
After his entrepreneurial instincts lead to burnt presidential sweet
potato pies, Cory (Kyle Massey) wishes he was the President and
instantly gets his wish. In this vision, kids have elected Cory into
the White House, where he has put his young friends into positions
of power. While he gets everything he wants, Cory still shuns
responsibility, which puts everyone in danger when they start
turning into an army of magnetic alien robots.
Hannah Montana: When You Wish You Were the Star)
Having to turn down a night out with Jesse McCartney (Disney
Channel's favorite guest "star" plays himself) makes Miley (Miley
Cyrus) wish she could be Hannah all the time. When she wakes up,
we're treated to an It's a Wonderful Life scenario, with bodyguard
Roxy (Francis Callier) filling the Clarence the angel role. Needless
to say, dropping her secret has wide mixed consequences for Hannah
and everyone she knows, from lax home schooling and a boyfriend to
Jackson (Jason Earles) being a bearded beach hermit and Robby Ray
(Billy Ray Cyrus) being married to an unloving woman (Sara Erikson).
The Suite Life of Zack & Cody: Super Twins
Zack and Cody (Dylan and Cole Sprouse) wish for super powers and get
them; Zack acquires superspeed, while Cody becomes telekinetic.
Things get supersilly when Tipton manager Moseby (Phill Lewis)
becomes the supervillain Meanager and, using hotel staff members as
minions and pawns, plans to change the world with a device known as
The video quality of the presentation is a transfer from the
original TV broadcast which features good images and vibrant
colours. The soundtrack is Dolby Digital 5.1 which goes hand in hand
with the video quality and although nothing spectacular is quite
ample during all elements of the three episodes.
For special features, it includes a
great backstage Disney pass that includes Jason Earles in a guide to
making wishes and is quite colourful and entertaining. Definitely
one for teenagers and... yes... some adults!