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Fantasy Island (2020)

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When the owner and operator of a luxurious island invites a collection of guests to live out their most elaborate fantasies in relative seclusion, chaos quickly descends.

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Jeff Wadlow
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Peña ... Mr. Roarke
Maggie Q ... Gwen Olsen
Lucy Hale ... Melanie Cole
Austin Stowell ... Patrick Sullivan
Jimmy O. Yang ... Brax Weaver
Portia Doubleday ... Sloane Maddison
Ryan Hansen ... J. D. Weaver
Michael Rooker ... Damon
Parisa Fitz-Henley ... Julia
Mike Vogel ... Lieutenant Sullivan
Kim Coates ... Devil Face
Robbie Jones ... Allen Chambers
Jeriya Benn ... Lila
Charlotte McKinney ... Chastity
Josh McConville ... Sarge
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Storyline

The enigmatic Mr. Roarke makes the secret dreams of his lucky guests come true at a luxurious but remote tropical resort. But when the fantasies turn into nightmares, the guests have to solve the island's mystery in order to escape with their lives.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, terror, drug content, suggestive material and brief strong language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Both Michael Peña (Roarke) & Michael Rooker (Damon) have both played roles in the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU): Pena in Ant-Man (2015) & Ant-Man and the Wasp (2018); Rooker in Guardians of the Galaxy (2014) & Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 (2017). See more »

Goofs

Melanie admits at the the end of the film all of her earlier actions were an act to get revenge, but in several of the scenes she was alone, panicking, and talking to herself about how to escape and survive. She also thought up an escape plan, which very nearly succeeded, by contacting a waiting plane in order to leave the island. None of this makes sense if she was only pretending the entire time. See more »

Quotes

Brax Weaver: [to Roarke] Back in college I lost a bet and got the dumbest ink ever.
[opens his shirt and reveals Tattoo tattooed on his chest]
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Crazy Credits

When the Columbia Pictures and Blumhouse Productions logos appear, a distorted version of the Fantasy Island (1977) theme music can be heard. See more »

Alternate Versions

originally cut for PG-13 in theaters, an R-rated version was released on home video. It added in all of the cut content, including more bloody violence, nudity and drug use. See more »


Soundtracks

Fantasy Island Theme
Written by Laurence Rosenthal
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television Inc.
Under license from Sony Pictures Music Group
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User Reviews

 
Fantasy Island is... A Genius Concept That Just Barely Delivers.
18 February 2020 | by NarniaIsAwesomeSee all my reviews

The biggest selling point of this film, to me, was the idea of re-making a classic feel-good show into a horror movie. It truly is an imaginative approach, and certainly relevant given all the remakes/reboots of the movie's decade. That being said, it is not without flaws and oversights.

The characters are fairly interesting, and the plot does exist. There is a mystery and everyone's situations payoff and come together in the end. So kudos for that. But there are traces of lazy writing and some annoying plot holes, if you think about it too much. The performances depend on the person. Michael Pena, who portrays Mr. Roarke, is excellent in his role, while Michael Rooker is quite hammy as a rogue jungle-detective.

But one must give the filmmakers credit for refraining from an R-rating, especially given the previous success of titles like 'Joker' and 'Us.' The horror here is pretty creepy without being stomach turning.

While it is not faultless, 'Fantasy Island' is a step in the right direction as far as creative re-makes, and horror that isn't just for gore fans. I hope Blumhouse can take lessons from this and learn to improve upon this model, instead of just giving up due to a fair amount of negative responses.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 February 2020 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Taveuni, Fiji

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Box Office

Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,310,420, 16 February 2020

Gross USA:

$26,441,782

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$47,315,959
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Dolby Digital | Dolby Digital (Dolby Surround 5.1)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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