In Jumanji: The Next Level, the gang is back but the game has changed. As they return to rescue one of their own, the players will have to brave parts unknown from arid deserts to snowy mountains, to escape the world's most dangerous game.
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.
Fantasy island is another thriller from Blumhouse Productions. I went in to this movie with high hopes as the concept peaked my interest. Yet I was nervous for the outcome, only because a lot of times these types of films can come out as cheesy and a little boring. Right off the gate I have to say I don't know much about this cast outside of Michael Rooker and Michael Peña. Not saying everybody else are globally recognized talent; It's just I'm not familiar with their work. I though the cast did a great job with the use of their emotions and with their understanding of who the characters actually are. The island is as beautiful as a paradise that you could find with absolutely breathtaking scenery (I have to include the beautiful models in this film as well). I got about halfway through, fully invested in the story, before I felt that the film started to drag on. I don't know if it's just how I feel with horror films but me getting bored halfway through one is usually a reoccurring action. Once it started to drag, in my opinion, every time they would tease an ending and shock you it just became more tiresome to watch. Then we got to the ending.... While the ending made sense it was completely from left field and just felt forced to me. I feel like they did one too many twists and it left the ending feeling like somewhat of a joke. While the film did have a nice conclusion, if the ending they had was left out then the film might have felt more complete to this viewer. Overall this film was ok, and had some aspects that I thoroughly enjoyed. I have to rate this film 2 1/2 out of 5 (5/10). You are either going to really enjoy or give this film a hard "meh, it's alright."
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