The Island


Action / Adventure / Romance / Sci-Fi / Thriller

Rotten Tomatoes Critics - Rotten 40%
Rotten Tomatoes Audience - Upright 64%
IMDb Rating 6.9 10 279528


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Scarlett Johansson as Jordan Two Delta / Sarah Jordan
Ewan McGregor as Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln
Sean Bean as Dr. Bernard Merrick
Michael Clarke Duncan as Starkweather Two Delta / Jamal Starkweather
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Movie Reviews

Reviewed by dandbone 8 / 10

THX with explosions

I must admit I'm biased and I enjoy dystopia movies. Michael Bay puts a different spin on it. He doesn't want to keep that Blade Runner/THX/1984 atmosphere throughout. He needs to break out and he does it in his own style.

So there are car chases, explosions, helicopter crashes and Force assisted stunts. But, I'm not watching Michael Bay's movies for the philosophy. Though there is enough of that. The premise of the movie is based on a common theme in conspiracy theories: that the rich people farm the rest of us, and control every aspect of our lives through what we wear, what we eat, what we see and whom we are allowed to associate with. The clothes can only be white, the food can only be healthy, the view is controlled from a holographic room and you can't touch other people.

There are plenty of great special effects and the movie is quite loud. But, the performances of the leads are what's keeping the things together. There is real chemistry between the two leads. I also want to mention Steve Buscemi who is so great at quirky supporting roles.

All in all it's a good movie which had the potential to be great had Michael Bay been Ridley Scott.

Reviewed by adonis98-743-186503 10 / 10

Just because Michael Bay is directing that doesn't mean that it's a bad film..

A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth. The Island might actually be one of Bay's most underrated projects and even tho it takes inspiration from Total Recall and other science fiction movies it does things on it's own Bayform way with some terrific action sequences (like the scene in the bridge) and 2 terrific performances from Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor and once again Sean Bean as the villain which is a good things as always. The cgi and the effects in general are superb and there's a lot of suspense and a good overall concept and i wish that some people left their vendetta with Michael Bay sometimes and actually realized that not all of his movies are terrible as they might think they are. (A+)

Reviewed by cinemajesty 7 / 10

Science-Fiction Genre Mix Entertainment

Movie Review: "The Island" (2005)

Steven Spielberg, Jeffrey Katzenberg and David Geffen 1994 founded film studio DreamWorks Pictures LLC acquired an original screenplay by writer Caspian Tredwell-Owen, got it polished by Hollywood writers Alex Kurtzman & Roberto Orci and contracted director Michael Bay to realize a stand-out science-fiction movie, which could have been an instant classic with is skillful combination of themes from "Coma" (1978) directed by Michael Crichton and "Gattaca" (1997) directed by Andrew Niccol.

The result releasing in July 2005, missed it target audience, had the power of conviction in terms of engaging young actors, Scarlett Johansson as Jordan and Ewan McGregor as Lincoln, imprisoned on an Island-like institution of utmost organized daily procedure, which hides a mind-blowing secret of an capital-gathering BioTech organization. The cinematography by Mauro Fiore is an absolute bliss to witness. Nevertheless it takes up to 45 minutes to bring director Michael Bay's strong suits into place with an hour full of well-edited on location-action scenes, highlighting the signature highway pursuit chase with metallic-trainwheels-dropping live-action car-crash-shots.

Nevertheless some undeniable loopholes, originated in screen writing as on-set direction, which made it into the finished motion picture product narrow splendors of this unless entertaining 125 Million Dollar production; with thoughtless conceptions of a near-by future with paper-map-buying characters as craftsman James McCord, performed with an I-must-feeling by actor Steve Buscemi, helping the on-the-run youngster couple in harshly received realities, where the Rich buy organ insurance policies from a BioTech company to sustain their life-time.

Furthermore the logical and continuity missteps mounting up in last third of "The Island" 120 minute editorial by sharing credits editors Paul Rubell and Christian Wagner, who run out of steam by the end of second showdowns between BioTech corporate boss, solidly performed by actor Sean Bean, who was not directorial pushed enough to become a real hostile for the character-arc fulfilling main character of Tom Lincoln in forgiving minor choreographed almost full-frontal fight scene on crashing metal bridges.

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