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The Island (2005)
IMDb Rating 6.9
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Ewan McGregor Lincoln Six Echo/Tom Lincoln
Scarlett Johansson Jordan Two Delta/Sarah Jordan
Djimon Hounsou Albert Laurent
Sean Bean Merrick
Steve Buscemi McCord
Michael Clarke Duncan Starkweather
Ethan Phillips Jones Three Echo
Brian Stepanek Gandu Three Echo
Noa Tishby Community Announcer
Siobhan Flynn Lima One Alpha
Plot
When you add up all the best things about The Island, you might just conclude that there's hope yet for Hollywood's most critically reviled hit-maker, Michael Bay. Recruited by Steven Spielberg to direct this lavish and often breathtaking sci-fi action thriller, Bay rises to the occasion with an ambitious production that is, by his standards (and compared to Bay's earlier hits like The Rock and Armageddon), surprisingly intelligent as it explores the repercussions of cloning in a sealed-off society where humans are cultivated for spare parts, surrogate parenthood, and full-body replacements for wealthy clientele. But when two of the clones (Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johanssen) begin to question their fate and the motives of their keepers, they escape into the real world and The Island becomes just another Michael Bay action extravaganza, albeit an impressively exciting one. With elaborate chase scenes and a high-tech feast of CGI to dazzle the eye, The Island recycles much of the plot from 1979's Clonus while borrowing elements from Logan's Run, Gattaca and Minority Report, and while it's not as smartly conceived as those earlier films, there's no denying that, in many ways, it's Bay's best film to date. --Jeff Shannon
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; Sci-Fi; Thriller
Director Michael Bay
Producer Michael Bay; Ian Bryce; Walter F. Parkes
Writer Caspian Tredwell-Owen; Alex Kurtzman; Roberto Orci
Studio DreamWorks Home Ent.
Country USA
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 136 mins
Movie Release Date 7/22/2005
Color Color
Personal Details
Format DVD
Seen It Yes
Index 637
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/6/2006
Product Details
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.40:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
UPC (Barcode) 678149197020
Release Date 12/13/2005
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
A Behind-The-Scenes look at the creation of the film's incredible action sequences and spectacular stunts
Commentary with Michael Bay
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