Fantasy Island

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  • Fantasy Island tries to show audiences the dark side of wish fulfillment, but mainly serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of exhuming long-dead franchises.
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    Tomris LafflyTime Out
    'This place doesn't suck,' someone observes early on. If only.
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    Avi OfferNYC Movie Guru
    Picturesque scenery doesn't compensate for mediocre performances and a lazy, asinine and increasingly preposterous screenplay that drains all of the fun, suspense, fun, humor and thrills from the film.
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    Nate AdamsThe Only Critic
    Whatever you do, don't get marooned on this dull "Fantasy Island."
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    Felix Vasquez Jr.Cinema Crazed
    A mess of a genre picture that is easily one of the most tonally confused movies I've seen in years.
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    Jim VejvodaIGN Movies
    Blumhouse's theatrical adaptation of the TV classic Fantasy Island never quite works as a horror film, a comedy, or a melodrama despite its attempts at being all three.
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    James BerardinelliReelViews
    The biggest shock of this new movie re-imagination is that it makes the original seem fresh and smart by comparison.
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    Chris BumbrayJoBlo's Movie Emporium
    It's quick and cheap and won't ruin anyone's career, but it's ultimately disposable fluff.
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    Chris AgarScreenRant
    Fantasy Island is a rare misfire for Blumhouse, putting a dull horror spin on the property that gets increasingly ridiculous as it moves along.
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    Caillou PettisBattle Royale With Cheese
    Fantasy Island is no tropical horror adventure. It contains a drastically dull script, unlikable characters, and doesn't offer enough scares for its target audience.
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    Spencer PerryComicBook.com
    If Fantasy Island is lucky enough to be remembered in a year's time, it's because it will forever be known as a great example of "cheap, uninspiring horror movie made to cash in on teenagers with extra money, using an old IP as window dressing."
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