Blumhouse’s Fantasy Island, or simply as Fantasy Island, is an upcoming American supernatural horror-comedy film directed by Jeff Wadlow and written by Jillian Jacobs, Chris Roach, and Wadlow, based on ABC’s 1977 television series of the same name created by Gene Levitt. It stars Michael Peña, Maggie Q, Lucy Hale, Austin Stowell, Portia Doubleday, Jimmy O. Yang, Ryan Hansen, and Michael Rooker. Jason Blum produces the film through his Blumhouse Productions banner. (Wikipedia).
Okay, so I would have written this review even if The Martian hadn’t won anything at the Golden Globes, but it made for a more interesting title. I wasn’t able to watch The Martian in theaters. I don’t even remember a theater near me getting it, but maybe I just missed it. I had a friend who loved the book, he’s a biologist and while not a botanist, he was super excited by the whole farming on Mars aspect, but he had told me the main character was pretty funny so he hoped the movie would be funny. Now that being said the movie does have funny moments, Matt Damon as Mark is pretty good at bringing the humor, but I honestly don’t think this is a comedy. Sci-fi drama, sure, but a straight up comedy, I don’t think so. Continue reading “The Martian Review: Since it Won Best Comedy”