The Island (3 stars)

Michael Bay’s stylish sci-fi thriller stars Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson as members of a strictly regulated indoor futuristic colony who hope to win the lottery, a contest in which the grand prize is a trip to a utopian island, reportedly the last uncontaminated place on Earth. But a startling discovery about the true nature of the Island — and their very existence — leads the two to stage a desperate escape to the outside world.

Geoff’s Comments: Not a bad SciFi film, with a rather interesting premise/plot twist, that I think could have been played out a little more elaborately for even more of a surprise. I found it a bit reminiscent of ‘Logan’s Run’ in some ways. Very typical Michael Bay production [meaning so far over the top, it’s almost unable to see the top]. Still, entertaining, and a good ‘Guy Movie’.
[ rent The Island at netflix.com ]


Written by gsm

04/23/2006 at 12:16 pm

Posted in  Video 

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