Fantasy Island

Enjoyable for all the wrong reasons - 3/10

by Movies-Graded

Performances: 4/10
Screenplay: 1/10
Editing: 2/10
Cinematography: 4/10
Score/Soundtrack: 3/10
Enjoyment Factor: 5/10

Verdict: You know that the movie's bad. You don't need yet another review affirming what was already clear from the trailers. But I watched it because shitty, disposable horror flicks are my jam. There's something about them that makes them enjoyable even though they rely on the same tropes over and over again. So the question I'm going to answer here is a little different: Was the movie any fun at all?
The answer is kind of. From the very beginning you just know that you're in for a ride that makes no sense and that will be filled with logical inconsistencies, silly plot twists and shallow acting. If you're looking for that like I was, then I do recommend checking out the latest Blumhouse production. Where the film lost me, however, was in its horror elements and runtime. It relied mostly on, you guessed it, poorly set up jump scares and bad CGI creatures to deliver its scares, and they just came off as annoying more than anything else. The pacing of the film also worsened as time went by. Cutting about 20 minutes of it would have definitely helped and it's rather simple to spot the empty scenes that easily could've been left on the editing room's floor.
Would I recommend watching the horror adaptation of the popular '70s show? it honestly depends on what you're looking for. If you're expecting a fully fleshed film with themes and effective scares, you're setting yourself up for disappointment. But if you're rather interested in watching a disposable but funny flick filled with irrational decisions, a laughable villain with a questionable logic, and a narrative filled with so many plotholes that it becomes fun to spot them on the go, then this one's definitely a must.


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