The Island

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Posted on July 10, 2005 9:28 AM in Movies
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Last night, mostly by chance and good timing my girlfriend and I were able to catch the sneak preview showing of The Island, directed by Michael Bay and starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson.

After seeing a few previews on TV I still felt like I didn't have a firm grasp on what the movie was about, and seeing the actual film confirmed that. The Island is a futuristic (2019) sci-fi thriller that contains all the action-packed sequences you'd expect from a Michael Bay film. Both McGregor and Johansson were brilliantly cast for their leading roles, and McGregor especially stands out the scenes where he plays both a clone and his source simultaneously.

I actually think it was good to go into this one not really knowing what was going to happen. It multiplied the elements of surprise throughout the film. I would have to say this one ranks pretty far above I, Robot and either just below or right on par with Minority Report, to mention just a few recent films in this genre.

If you've got the $19.00 to spare on a pair of tickets (or your one of those people who goes to movies by themselves), I recommend seeing this movie in the theater.


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