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Either I’m too old to watch a Disney Channel Original Movie or that DCOMs became unbearable to watch. I tried watching Camp Rock 2 but it bored me to death and didn’t even get to its half point. This is not the case with Wizards of Waverly Place: The Movie.

Remember when they say to be careful what you wished for. Well Wizards of Waverly Place incorporated this in their storyline. Alex (Selena Gomez) wished that their parents haven’t met and it came through. Now Alex and her brothers Max (Jake T. Austin) and Justin (David Henrie) must find a way to break the wish before they disappear.

Yes, it’s pretty much like in Back to the Future where Marty McFly must play matchmaker to his parent and make them fall in love before he disappears from existence. But in Wizards of Waverly Place, they managed to make do with the premise and kept it fresh.

Another nice thing about Wizards of Waverly Place is that it is funny without trying hard like the rest of the new DCOMs. It was fun to see the parents, Jerry (David DeLuise) and Theresa (Maria Canals-Barrera), act like real parents and the chemistry between them and their reel-children was good.

Alex Russo (Selena Gomez): Javier, why don’t you go find someone else who doesn’t have their mom watching out for them? Yeah, kay bye!

But the star of the show is definitely Selena Gomez. She proves to us that she’s not just a pretty face but a good actress too. As Alex, she caused trouble being the rebellious middle child. They need to find the Stone of Dreams to undo the wish. But it was not easy because there are other wizards looking for it as well.

To be honest I haven’t seen all of the Wizards of Waverly Place episodes before I saw the movie but it doesn’t matter. The movie stood alone and can appeal to anyone, even to thirty year old guys like me. I would wish other DCOMs to disappear from existence but not this one.

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