Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play A man goes on the run after he discovers that he is actually a "harvestable being" and is being kept as a source of replacement parts along with others in a Utopian facility
Thriller starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. Lincoln Six-Echo (McGregor) and Jordan Two-Delta (Johansson) are among hundreds of residents of a contained facility in the mid-21st century. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, everything about their day-to-day lives is monitored, seemingly for their own good. The only way out is to be chosen to go to The Island, reportedly the last uncontaminated spot in the world. Recently plagued by unexplained nightmares, Lincoln is restless and increasingly questioning of the restrictions placed on his life. But he is unprepared for the truth when his growing curiosity leads to the terrible discovery that everything about his existence is a lie, that The Island is a cruel hoax, and that he, Jordan and everyone they know are actually more valuable dead than alive.
Average Rating for The Island  - 3 out of 5
(based on 3 user reviews)
The Island kevin stanley
The Island rides the improbability train wildly at several points and at, at least one point perhaps to complete derailment but the plot is fast, explosive and exciting. In short the high-octane action will keep viewers dizzied from exhaust fumes, enough so to suspend their disbelief just that faction more than normal. And besides the entire storyline is a little futuristic, and who"s to say that by 2019 people won"t be able to fall off buildings and survive?!
When The Island reaches a point where a suitably tidy ending is in sight, credit goes to writers Caspian Tredwell-Owen and
Alex Kurtzman and director Michael Bay for a genuine attempt to strive for a more rewarding and uplifting conclusion.
Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor play the part of childlike clones unaware of the dangers and delights of the world very well and later both manage the change in character traits into more assertive and knowledgeable characters with aplomb. Steve Buscemi adds a welcome touch of weirdness that only he can provide and Sean Bean delivers another one of his nasty villain types.
The Island is not a perfect film but actors with collected talent and charms of Johansson and McGregor could manage to make you fall in love with much worse films. It"s a thrill ride just watching these two on screen and they work well together. The film is also even thought provoking and that"s an uncommon thing to say about Michael Bay"s films.
The Island RM EVANS
MCGREGOR - MORE; JOHANSSON - PHWOARR; BEAN - SNORE; BANGS & COPTERS GALORE!!
THERE YOU GO, THAT'S ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW REALLY - THERE'S ALSO A VERY GOOD LORRY/FUTURE BIKE CHASE, GREAT AT THE CINEMA BUT ON DVD PROBABLY NOT SO.
COULD HAVE BEEN A VERY GOOD IDEA IF BAY HAD FOLLOWED THRU WITH THE CONCEPT BUT EXPLOSIONS ARE TOO EASY A DEVICE TO USE TO TRY COVER UP GAPING HOLES.
MUST TRY HARDER..............
The Island Kashif Ahmed
"Michael Bay"s been-there-seen-that sci-fi hasn"t got any new ideas to speak of, but I"d rather see an old idea done well, then a new one done badly. "The Island" is your typical Bruckheimer / Bay production: good looking stars, engaging storyline and some cool action sequences, not nearly as bad as you"ve been led to believe, but hardly a classic either.
Lincoln Six-Echo (McGregor) and Jordan Two-Delta (Johansson) are clones harvested for use in case their owners ever need a new part, needless to say, they don"t know this. And have been duped by corporate villain Sean Bean (whose on autopilot again) into believing they"re in a safe haven waiting to win a place on the island (some utopian paradise they"ve been told is the last unpolluted outpost on Earth). Lincoln and Jordan become suspicious and make a break for it with the ruthless corporation in hot pursuit: Scarlet Johansson gets to run around in a white spandex catsuit for the lads whilst McGregor looks genuinely bemused, and occasionally, one gets the impression that he really doesn"t want to be in this movie at all.
"The Island"s" flabby middle section makes way for a hilarious cameo from Bruckheimer regular Steve Buscemi, and welcome appearances by jolly giant Michael Clarke Duncan, Shawnee Smith from the movie "Saw" and "Amistad" actor Djimon Hounsou (who really ought to be getting better roles by now).
As Lincoln and Jordan come face to face with the awful truth, towards the final act of (literal) self-discovery, Bay gleefully recycles his flying cars set piece from "Bad Boys II", only this time its weights that come hurtling towards our heroes as they race to freedom in a genuinely tense, and well-executed stunt. "The Island" is basically "THX 1138" meets "Logan"s Run" meets "Blade Runner" from the man who bought you "Armageddon" and "The Rock': Great fun while it lasts, but little more than a distant memory by the time the credits roll.
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