Blumhouse's 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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    Benjamin LeeGuardian
    One question remains unsolved when the credits roll: who on earth is this film for?
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    Noëlle D. LilleyChicago Reader
    By its end, Fantasy Island is just another cautionary tale against remakes.
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    Charles BramescoLittle White Lies
    What's left is a generic exercise in studio horror with little to distinguish it beyond the proper nouns in which it wraps itself.
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    David EhrlichindieWire
    By the time this "Fantasy Island" arrives at its gallingly stupid final twist, you'll be dying to go home.
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    Tomris LafflyTime Out
    'This place doesn't suck,' someone observes early on. If only.
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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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    Oliver PfeifferSciFiNow
    If you were stranded on this desert island and made to live out your chosen fantasy to its logical conclusion, you would surely choose something more life-affirming than this forgettable affair.
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    Norman GidneyHorrorBuzz
    It's just not the least bit scary.
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    Nick SpacekStarburst
    Fantasy Island plays out like an overlong version of a television pilot. It's definitely a quarter of an hour minutes too long,
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    Allison RoseFlickDirect
    If you remember the Fantasy Island television show, you should watch the film at least once if for nothing more than nostalgia's sake.
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