[2020] Fantasy Island gets a horror reboot but it’s not a trip worth taking

Fantasy Island

all right my fantasy is for this movie to be good let’s see if it works no it doesn’t what does the flick fans welcome back to my channel today we’re talking Fantasy Island this is a remake of the 1970s television show we’re gonna talk about it I need your comments down below and let me know did you did you watch this or like it so umm Blum houses new spin on Fantasy Island mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort but when fantasies turn into nightmares

the guests have to solve the islands mystery in order to escape with their lives this film was directed by jeff wadlow it stars people like Michael Pena and Lucy Hale from Pretty Little Liars Fame and truth or dare she’s struggling in the horrid apartment for the most part the cast is competent enough otherwise right not counting

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this film but for some reason in this movie I didn’t really like any of the performances I didn’t necessarily gravitate to any of the characters and a lot of it has to do with the script and has to do with the direction but the cast wasn’t taken advantage of for how talented I think most of them are and so let’s get right into it this film is really bad it’s really bad I mean there’s a lot that goes into making it as bad as it ended up being

now I do see some coming out of it saying well it was it was so bad and it was so ridiculous and it was so this doesn’t make any sense that I kind of had fun with it can I see that I get that and there were moments where I was cringing so hard I was laughing I was trying to understand what in the world is going on I just couldn’t and so I was kind of enjoying myself in a messed-up way and we’ll get into the story here in just a second but just on a filmmaking level it doesn’t work

unoriginal camera movements unoriginal shot selection at multiple times throughout the film when there’s dialogue happening a conversation going on and the camera would do this weird thing where it would just sway back and forth and then cut to the other person talking and do the same thing and that’s it and that would happen over and over and over until the conversation was complete I’m like can we just not add a dine element to the shot like was their goal to make this movie as stale and unoriginal and unpleasing to the eye and the ears and the head and the brain as

possible if that was their goal congratulations you accomplished it but I don’t think that’s what they were trying to do I think they were trying to make a competent film here but in the midst of making this somewhere it all fell apart somewhere the cast said maybe I’m not gonna try as hard as I should or maybe we’re just not going

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to invest ourselves in the dialogue in the characters but here’s the thing the movie doesn’t do that either right it never allows you to soak in who these characters are before they’re set off right we meet them we have one or two conversations they all meet each other with the most Oh cringe-worthy

dialogue you’ve ever seen in your life no one is likable there’s no reason for you to care about any of these characters and then we’re off on our what four separate adventures where they’re each living out their own fantasy and we’re trying to figure out who’s behind the entire thing take a guess take a guess who’s behind it I’ll give you

three guesses comment your guesses down and I bet you’ll figure it out on the first try that’s because it’s the most predictable thing now obviously if you’ve never seen the 70s television show and I’m willing to bet most of you have not but if you have and I just say that because my demographic may be a bit younger but if you have I am sure that show was handled

better than this movie I do like the fact that they brought in a bit more gore and violence but it’s still pg-13 so they can’t do much with what they were trying to offer us right it’s like we’re gonna have this for the viewers but we’re not gonna show it we’re just gonna

cut away every time they do it and that’s entertaining the movie also has death right it kills off a couple of the characters I’m not gonna say who they are don’t worry but you don’t care because there are absolutely no stakes and the characters that die you don’t care about I didn’t care about any of the characters but the ones that you’re supposed to emotionally gravitate towards

when they die I didn’t care and these storylines just didn’t mesh with each other maybe that’s the feel that they were going for but each one had their own cliches and predictability elements that I really struggled with but then when they would combine obviously

gets a horror reboot but it’s not a trip worth taking

you’re gonna get into third-act and things are going to start meshing with each other oh my god it was just so scrambled and jumbled and you already weren’t on board with any of the individual stories so when they start coming together at the end you’re just stop it’s too much and hardly any of it makes sense and I’m talking from the rules that this movie set up for itself because

when movies don’t make sense obviously you got superhero films you got a movie that I watched last night in Sonic all right obviously a talking Hedgehog is unrealistic but that film set up its own rules fantasy island sets up its own rules at the beginning of the movie and continues to break them and just push them to the side to the

point to where it became completely annoying and to where it did not make sense and to where you just were not onboard with what the characters were doing and any time they would almost get there for me they would say something so cringe-worthy and annoying the characters of JD and Brax and then Lucy hell’s character and Melanie aye-aye-aye is everything was either exposition or something that the audience already knew or oh he saved

us so we can get off the island now come on let’s go on an adventure and there was never any rush to get somewhere or accomplish something that they had to do to survive it’s like they would stop and have a conversation for five minutes and then five minutes later they would do the same thing it’s like y’all don’t go you’re gonna die and then they turn around they’re just like I’m so sorry for the way that I’ve been treating you today and blah blah I’m just there’s one fantasy that

a guy is living out and he meets up with someone who he hasn’t seen in a long period of time when they’re having the conversation he spouts out the line I have not seen you in 27 years six months and five days that’s the kind of dialogue we’re dealing with here in Austin what’s what’s the problem with that no one keeps track of that no one and it doesn’t just happen

once in that conversation the other guy does the same thing he says I haven’t done this in five months two days and three hours it’s like how what it did you see what I’m getting at it’s also unrealistic and unnatural and the way the film is pieced together there would be a storyline happening where someone would have to go down to a basement and they just had to go down a few flights

of steps well we cut to these other storylines that are happening over the next 20 minutes and then 20 minutes late we come back to this guy who just got down the flight of stairs and started what he was doing now I understand that that’s not the intentions of the timeline of the film but the way that the movie is pieced together and it just doesn’t work it falls into every horror trope you can possibly imagine the jump scares are so poorly executed

there are characters having a conversation and it almost feels like the character that walks in and starts talking is standing there waiting on the perfect time to jump in planning what they’re going to say and then they come in and spout out a line of dialogue so so intensely and so unrealistically that it had me laughing and and other people in the theater were laughing too and I heard so many sighs and groans when I was walking out of that theater I know this review is long I want to talk spoilers so bad but let me just say this the ending I mean the twists and the turns at the end and what ends up being the driving force of this plot if that makes sense if you’ve seen the film is so ridiculous certain characters are supposed to be grieving because like I said there

is death and they’re just walking by other characters going up for one star on Yelp for this day oh it’s like these characters are just void of any kind of humanity the fact that they’re so forgiving for some of these characters and then other characters they’re they’re so angry and frustrated and that’s the driving force of the plot I need to stop thank you guys so much for watching this video if you enjoy these reviews if you like these happy videos be sure to smash that thumbs up button all of that crazy stuff being said I still you know I was entertained because I was so in awe of the fact that I was getting what I was getting on-screen

so for that I’m probably going to go higher than I could be going and I’m going 18% for what’s it called fantasy island 18 that’s the number that sounds like a good number please go check out on letterbox where this ranks on the year it’s definitely going to be high and leave your comments down below what is your fantasy on fantasy island is it for this movie to end that was mine for two hours it also felt like four hours I’m going to go sleep it’s Valentine’s Day happy Valentine’s Day hope you all have a wonderful day full of chocolates candies and hearts mmm I need sleep I’m gonna go sleep good bye

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