Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Island AGreatly Under-Rated Gem of A Movie

The Island came out several years ago but I only saw it a within the last week. I'm not too sure why it didn't get good reviews or didn't get wide release.It is another sci-fi futuristic dystopian film in which clones are bred in an underground city inorder to provide replacement parts for wealthy sponsors. The clones of course don't know this and are told that the earth is contaminated but that there is an Island which they can go to and there live an idylic life but only winners of the "lottery" get to go to the Island.

It all takes place in the near future and we get a good glimpse of the futuristic city . The city where our clone escapees end up for me was quite believable. It is filled with some great chase scenes for those who like action. So part of the film has some similarities to the Matrix series but also to films such as Logan's Run and to Blade Runner or Equilibrium. But it also has a very good basic story line.Part of its charm is that the Clones we are told are non-sexual beings who are at a low mental age of between 12 to 15 or even less.Anyway I don't want to give too much away . But it is a greatly under-rated film as was Equilibrium.

The Island Music Vid (Ewan McGregor & Scarlett Johansson)
Fanvideo for "The Island" (spoiler alert!), centering on Lincoln & Jordan running for dear life. Starring Ewan McGregor & Scarlett Johansson. Set to "Imperial Force" by X-Ray Dog.

The Island Trailer

Custom made trailer with some *spoilers* for the 2005 Michael Bay film THE ISLAND starring Scarlett Johansson, Ewan MacGregor, Djimon Hounsou, and Sean Bean. Edited and Scored by Teddy Blass.


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