The Island

The Island

DVD - 2011 | Widescreen.
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After he discovers that his existence is a lie and that he is actually a "harvested being," a man escapes from the controlled environment in which he is being held.
Publisher: Universal City, CA : DreamWorks Home Entertainment ; Burbank, CA : Distributed by Warner Home Video, c2011.
Edition: Widescreen.
Branch Call Number: DVD ISLAND
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (136 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.

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lukasevansherman
Apr 18, 2020

"I like things to go bang."-Michael Bay on his directing philosophy
As Mother Teresa was to the poor, so Michael Bay is to blowin' sh** up. He has one style and one mode: extreme! This sci-fi movie is a small change of pace for him and actually has a decent, Huxleyian premise, which Bay quickly loses interest in because car chases! A good cast is largely wasted, though Djimon Hounson is good as a mercenary, and it's always nice to see Steve Buscemi. Unfortunately, no one says "Welcome to the Island!" Spoiler: There is no island.
You also might "Gattaca" and "Logan's Run."

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Reading_Right
Jul 16, 2017

THE definition of ABSURDITY.
Typically, it also contradicts itself continuously.

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akirakato
Mar 05, 2015

This is a 2005 American science-fiction action thriller directed by Michael Bay.
After Lincolon Six-Echo learns that the compound inhabitants are clones who are used for organ harvesting and surrogate motherhood for wealthy people in the outside world, he escapes with a beautiful fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta.
Well-organized with sophisticated computer graphics, breath-taking action sequenses really make you dumbfounded and shocked to death.
The story goes silly at times---especially when Lincoln drives a jet-airborn-bike without any prior experience.
How could he possibly drive the car and bike without even knowing what a rattlesnake looks like?
Although you need a lot of suspension of disbelief, it is an enormously entertaining action thriller.

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tenet
Dec 15, 2014

Rated 5/10.

AladarNyc Oct 10, 2014

A decent movie to pass a couple of hours. Plot was interesting but was overshadowed by too many chases that were too long and complicated. Ending was a bit empty and felt rushed.

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DaProphet
May 03, 2013

An interesting idea given a very half-hearted treatment. I generally enjoy both Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson but McGregor can't make head or tails of this script and Johansson appears content to let make-up and hair do all the work for her.

aaa5756 Oct 15, 2012

This movie was entertaining and interesting but not one of my favorite for this year. “Not too bad---good performance”. "I fast forwarded a lot but not all the way.”

Mocha6ft3 Mar 28, 2012

You must see this movie on HOMETHEATER!!! Most of the best sounds takes place after they leave the island. So of course one of my favorite scenes takes place on the highway. The high speed chase including helicopters, high speed flying vehicles, train wheels, and serious car crashes, has excellent sound. All my speakers were fully engaged. I also enjoyed the story and what the characters discover about their stay on the island. I give this movie 4 and a half stars. For great sounds, very good action, and a good story. Buttered popcorn, Pringles barbeque and coke.

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bstudent
Mar 05, 2012

science fiction (for now), good moves well, lots of action.

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

Both Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor do a spectacular job in this movie, and they have wonderful chemistry together. And while even though this movie has a few flaws, you count on the action scenes to save it. I would recommend this to fans of action movies as well as fans of science fiction.

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

bdls206 thinks this title is suitable for 13 years and over

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Jul 23, 2011

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Dec 27, 2010

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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jgrnlees
Jul 23, 2011

Violence: Fights, beatings, shootings, death by car, helicopters exploding

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jgrnlees
Jul 23, 2011

Coarse Language: Some swearing

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

Lincoln Six-Echo: What's "God"?
McCord: Well, you know, when you want something really bad and you close your eyes and you wish for it? God's the guy that ignores you.

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

McCord: Just cause people wanna eat the burger doesn't mean they wanna meet the cow.

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

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.

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