Reviews for Fantasy Island ( ) 1080p

IMDB: 4.6 / 10

Kind of Flat

The whole film just kind of seemed like why bother. The script was so lazy and boring. The acting was terrible and I don't know it just seemed like they could have done so much with this concept.

I have never watched the tv series so I don't really have reference or nostalgia for it however I did notice that they included some slight callbacks so that was kinda of nice?

It was just really basic and like disjointed and wonky.

I wouldn't bother watching it

Mistake #1: Michael Pe?a should've been Tattoo

And they should've cast the original Mr. Roarke look-a-like lol. Directing was good, but the writing was riddled with plot issues. Cinematography was great as was the island setting. Casting and acting was otherwise good, and nice to see the stunning Maggie Q. Not a film to brag about, but still entertaining and undeserving of such a low rating. It's a solid 7/10 from me.

Not that bad

Dispute the 4.8 rating I watched it and rated it a 7. The plot was flawed and kind of fell apart near the end. But the acting was good and so were the graphics. Over all a good film.

Highly Entertaining

A group of guests arrive at the Fantasy Island, a paradisiacal tropical resort hosted by the mysterious Mr. Roarke (Michael Pe?a) and his staff, with the promise that their secret fantasies or dreams come true in the island. He interviews each new arrival to make clear that their fantasies just end when concluded and to confirm each wish. Gwen Olsen (Maggie Q) regrets the day she said no to the proposal of her boyfriend. Melanie Cole (Lucy Hale) seeks revenge on her high-school mate Sloane Maddison (Portia Doubleday). Patrick Sullivan (Austin Stowell) dreams on being a soldier like his father. The gay Brax Weaver (Jimmy O. Yang) and his brother J. D. Weaver (Ryan Hansen) just want to party. But soon they realize that there is a price to pay to the island for the wishes come true.

"Fantasy Island" is a highly entertaining fantasy film with good twists. The Metascore and the IMDb User Rating are ridiculous, misguiding the viewers. The plot is a combination of "The Twilight Zone" with the franchise "House" (1985) and not a horror movie. Fortunately, I did not read the reviews in IMDb and I look forward waiting for a sequel. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil: "A Ilha da Fantasia" ("The Fantasy Island")

Fun movie!

This movie was surprisingly really good. Everything in this movie has a reason and I love it when things come full circle. Everything made sense at the end and it gave me goosebumps. It didn't have some super deep meaning but I still thought it was interesting and really fun to watch. Overall a really fun thriller to watch and my eyes were glued to the screen the whole time.

Great Storyline! Worth the watch.

Don't base your decision to watch this movie off the poor reviews!! The story line of the movie is great including the plot twist ending however it could have been executed much better. There was so much potential to make the ending a "oh my gosh that's why this is happening"!! but it didn't.. it was more like "oh, is that why..." I was let down by this however the movie itself was worth the fair rating and good recommendation

Lame film and what's all with those snakes n their symbols n dripping black water.

Horror fans have respect for Blumhouse Productions but this movie is beyond redemption.Heard Jason Blum wanted Nic Cage n that wud have saved this film a lil bit. Michael Pena's character is too soft spoken n without any mystery.The film has no good kills, no nudity, no suspense n tension.This movie is set on a supernatural island n i dont get to see any deadly snakes, insects, monsters or ferocious animals.The end is a big meh.This is a prequel to the tv show of the same name and they provide the hint when they introduce the character of Tattoo which was played by the iconicHervé Villechaize in the tv show.

A Pathetic Mess

What a pathetic 'TV-movie' grade film. A big mess and terrible ham-acting.

It started off ok-ish but gradually became bad... and I mean bad, really, really bad.

The 2 brothers were just ridiculous, the soldier idiot was one step up from a 'village-idiot' and the rest of the crew were tosh. They had to be to end up with a pathetic 'mess' of a film such as this.

If you have nothing to do and you want to regret watching an awful TV-movie film, then this is it.

THE TERM "RIDICULOUS" FULLY JUSTIFIED

Oh, what a mess of a film (?) but, deliciously, all cheap elements fall together in an ugly harmony. Dreadful writing was fortunate enough to find a more untalented director, working with stiffs instead of actors. There's no horror and no comedy in this melange of stupid, stupid lines, awfully acted by cardboard performers and thrown on the screen by some bored or angry (at the director) editor. Zee plane, zee plane, quickly, to take this and dump it in the ocean.

WHAT ARE YOU DOING IN MY FANTASY

Beautiful island,beautiful girls & beautiful fantasy's,this movie manages to keep your attention throughout,it has an original format & some beautiful scenery but don't get to excited,somehow it falls into the B movie category when the acting & horror scenes let it down somewhat,its almost a comedy horror with the one liners much like the EVIL DEAD movies,however you are left intrigued as it doesn't give much away to early & there are some plot twists that surprise,but overall while very watchable you come away feeling cheated or unsatisfied with the finale...for an evening kill time its recommended but probably would not watch again say for a sequel....WATCHABLE

Like a Wet Sunday Afternoon Movie

Why is it we keep having these tired and convoluted attempts to recreate great movies and series from yesteryear instead of creative and original attempts at something new; its very sad if this is the state of affairs and there are no writers left or directors who can make something great when there are so many possibilities in comics like 2000AD or Tornado or Starlord from the 80's if they cannot come up with original writers and forsake truly modern and creative directors like Neill Blomkamp directing shorts and commercials.

How was it possible in the 60,70,80's and even 90's we had original movies with good stories and direction from greats like Carpenter, Ridley and we end up with turgid efforts like this, it is very sad for the movie industry if this is what we are left with, very sad indeed.

The original was a classic and nobody could replace Ricardo Montalban or even Tattoo so why try?

Pointless remake with such a deeply contrived storyline that it beggars belief they thought audiences would fall for it. No just NO!

Blackmail?

This is bad filmmaking. Jeff Wadlow is the writer and director of this film. Previously he did Truth or Dare and just wrote Bloodshot.

Who is he blackmailing to still be working? Seriously?

Not bad at all

When I saw the trailer a couple of weeks ago I really thought this was a must watch, but after seeing the low rating on here I hesitated to go and see this movie in theatres .Most of the times I follow these ratings, but glad I didn't this time. It most certainly isn't a below 5 in my opinion.

My advice, if you liked the trailer go and see it. You will not be dissapointed.

Not as bad as some people may think

Yes, of course, this genre of movie, with this kind of story will never win the Golden Globe or the Oscar, but it is the kind of movie you would watch after a hard day of work with your partner or your buddies to relax a little bit.

I have to admit that this movie exceeded my expectations, because I was expecting a careless and predictable story with cheap jumpscares. Even though the movie had very very few jumpscares that were not really that creepy, the story was pretty well made and I did not predict the multiple twists it presented.

One of the most interesting things about the movie is the way how the stories of the main characters intertwine with each other in a way that could actually be believable, with a person that somehow connects all the protagonists.

So, if you are not the kind of person that wants to have a good time with his friends, just to relax and also enjoy a movie, you should give it a go. I was not disappointed and I feel like you will not be either.

Quirky action, adventure and fantasy elements but disappointing in the horror department

Fantasy Island is a movie based upon a popular television show of the same title of the seventies about a magical island resort. The movie tells the story of five young adults who have won a contest to come to a magical island resort to make their wildest dreams come true. Two quirky half brothers dream of throwing a big party and having sexual intercourse with hot girls and guys, respectively. A lonesome woman regrets not accepting when her former boyfriend proposed to her five years ago and wants to change the past. A young man dreams of becoming a soldier and wishes he could save his father who was killed in action in Venezuela. A young woman wants to take revenge on a school bully who had terrorized her for years. All their dreams become true but soon take a sinister twist they didn't anticipate. The five protagonists soon realize that they have something in common. They must find out what that is in order to leave the island alive.

This movie convinces in numerous departments. The story has multiple twists and turns that will make your head spin. The individual fantasies of the four groups of protagonists are diversified and entertaining. The locations are absolutely stunning and deserve the title Fantasy Island for sure. The movie mixes intense action sequences, gloomy fantasy elements and mild horror moments in a balanced way. The film has steady pace and entertains from start to finish. The film includes some interesting side characters such as the mysterious host of the island and a man who lives and hides on the island and seems to have his own agenda.

On the other side, some of the characters are rather shallow, especially the two half brothers who seem to be rather dim-witted and only think about booze and sex. The film's horror elements aren't really spooky and the movie overall rather qualifies as quirky adventure flick. The story ends up having so many forced twists and turns that the viewers will end up being all confused in the final twenty minutes.

Still, Fantasy Island is thoroughly diversified, entertaining and fast-paced. It's not the most creative, memorable and profound film but it never attempts to be that way and delivers the goods in the action, adventure and fantasy departments. Many people who rated this movie down obviously had wrong expectations right from the start. This movie isn't among Blumhouse greatest productions such as Happy Death Day, Insidious and The Gift but it's certainly better than Paranormal Activity, Truth or Dare and Unfriended. Fantasy Island is good for what it is.

I really enjoyed it!

I really don't get why this movie got such bad reviews! I really enjoyed it! It has great production values. It kept me on the edge of my seat. The scenery and people are beautiful.The acting was not bad! It hit me on emotional levels. It had humour, suspense, action...it was creepy...what the hell were they hoping for that they didn't get??? an Oscar contender? It is a Blumhouse movie! It is good!

I enjoyed the film.

Fun suspenseful surprisingly entertaining. Good special effects for a low budget film. Good storyline a surprise around every corner.

Don't listen to the negative reviews.

This movie had everything you need in a thriller. I am normally one to listen what critics are saying. This movie was so much better than I expected it to be. It keeps you pulled in entire time, pretty fast paced and it wraps everything up perfectly. Lucy hale was phenomenal in this, spot on for the part. As well as the the brothers. They did Ana amazing job on this movie would definitely recommend!

Great Movie should not have been tied to series

I did read the negative reviews and understood what the movie was before I went. They should have called it the Horror of Fantasy Isle and not used the names from the TV show and the ratings would be in the 6's. So don't stop from seeing the movie if you read the negative reviews because you know this is a horror comedy going in. A high percentage of the people that rated it negative are rating it because it is not what they expect of the happy Fantasy Island TV Show. I took the positive reviews and took 2 people to the movie and we all enjoyed it.

Much better than I expected

I almost didn't go see this movie after reading the reviews, but I had two hours to kill, so I did. All the people who gave terrible reviews are crazy. People were claiming they couldn't follow the plot, but I didn't have any problem at all. In fact, I rather enjoyed myself. Now this movie will not win any Oscars, but neither will it be listed among the worst of all time either.Watch the movie with the notion that you will not see a cinematic masterpiece, but instead will be able to spend two hours where magical islands exist. The TV show Lost had a similar plot, and it was one of the most successful shows of all time. Watch this movie with the same mindset.