Debaser Film

Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island

I enjoyed this. I seem to remember that when it originally came out the reviews were pretty negative for it, but since I have fond memories of watching the original TV series when I was a kid, I was still pretty curious to check it out. Maybe going in with low expectations helped, but I thought it did a pretty decent job of reviving the show — even though the original show was of course not as graphic, it did usually end up that the fantasies would turn pretty dark. This new Mr. Roarke doesn’t feel like a great version of that character though, but that didn’t really bother me much. And I thought the little nod at the end to the original “assistant” was fun. All in all, not a bad movie to watch on stream (it’s on Prime Video).