I found this film so frustrating! *SPOLIERS*
He really squandered his power, which I find infuriating!
He didnt do anything at all really throughout the film, until the end when he went utterly spastic. And he did the most unrealsitic thing of all, he wished his power away. NO ONE WOULD DO THAT!!
It wasnt as though he had to deal through a tricky or capricious genie who always mis-interpretted his wishes in ironic and painful ways; he could have anything he wanted, if only he asked for it. The only trouble was he asked for stupid, rubbish things.
If I ever had powers to work miracles like in this film, you can be sure that I'd at least summon a chinese takeaway or two. He didnt get cool clothes, a cool car, summon his favourite celebrities, nothing. He did try to make the object of his obsession love him back, but then had to learn a 'lesson' that there were some places his miracles couldn't touch -- the human heart. RUBBISH. Just summon a bunch of flowers, a box of chocolates and make her think you look like Brad Pitt and she'll come to bed soon enough.
He just didnt think things through!
I cant bear to watch this movie (a shame because it's my partner's favourite film and she always wants to watch it) because I hate the lead character so much.
I suppose that makes it a true work of art, that it can provoke such a strong emotional response in me?
-------------------------------------No *beep* *beep* lady, do I sound like I'm ordering a pizza??