Plot[ edit ] Ina killer virus, known as the "Reaper Virus", has infected the country of Scotland. Unable to contain the outbreak or cure the infected, the British government built a massive foot wall that isolated Scotland from the rest of Great Britain. The quarantine was deemed a success; however, the extreme method employed by the government destroys diplomatic and economic relations between the UK and the rest of the world, causing it to become a Pariah state.
Plot[ edit ] The film begins with a very big wrecking ball destroying an abandoned building.
The impact knocks over a magic lamp inside of the building, causing it to land on a boombox. The genie inside decides to make residence inside the boombox from there on in. Meanwhile, a boy named Max Francis Capra goes to school.
He greets his friend, Jake portrayed by Jake Glaser, director Paul Michael Glaser 's sonwith a goofy face and is chastised by his teacher. Max is confronted by a gang of bullies, who hold him on the bathroom floor and spray paint his outline.
The bullies chase Max through Brooklyn. Max is chased into the abandoned building, where he discovers the boombox and accidentally unleashes the genie inside.
The genie, who introduces himself as Kazaam Shaquille O'Nealtells Max that he is now Max's genie and proves it to him by demonstrating his powers, which results in Kazaam disappearing off the face of the earth.
Max returns home to find that his mother is marrying a fireman named Travis. It is revealed that his mother lied to him about his real father's whereabouts, and that he is actually located in the city.
Max set out to search for his father in the hopes of rekindling their relationship. He suddenly encounters Kazaam during his travels, who pesters Max into making a wish. Max eventually finds his father, only to learn that he is a musical talent agent who specializes in unauthorized music.
Max goes to his personal secret hideout and tells Kazaam about his father. They decide to have a bike race through Max's hideout, during which Kazaam shows off his powers. Kazaam finally convinces Max to make his first wish, which consists of junk food raining from the sky.
While eating all of this, Max suddenly realizes that he owns Kazaam until he makes his last two wishes. Max and Kazaam go out to see Max's father again.
After getting past an intimidating bodyguard, Max is introduced by his father to the other employees of the agency and invited to a nightclub. The owner of the nightclub, Malik Marshall Maneshshows interest in Kazaam upon the realization that he is a genie, and he hopes to control Kazaam through Max's father.
The next day, Kazaam stays in Max's home and passes himself off as Max's tutor. Max confesses to Kazaam that he and his father aren't really connecting, though Kazaam attempts to shirk the issue with some rapping.Neil Marshall is quickly becoming ‘the battle director’ for “Game of Thrones”–and he doesn’t mind a bit.
“I’d love to be their go-to person for battles,” Marshall joked recently.
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