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Not the Island for me.
The Island  (DVD)
Member Name: teafan11
The Island  (DVD)
Advantages: Simple easy watch film that is enjoyable and entertaining.
Disadvantages: Not as in-depth as I was expecting.
The Island is a futuristic movie that delves into the world of cloning and all its benefits and drawbacks. Lincoln Six Echo played by Ewan McGregor is an inhabitant of a controlled elaborate world but after discovering he is a "mere" clone and is only being kept alive for spare parts he and a fellow resident makes an escape, only to discover a world of mistrust and danger. He and Jordan Two Delta played by Scarlett Johansson have to learn about the new world in which they have found themselves in order to survive and escape the mercenaries that are employed by the facility in which they have escaped and are desperate for them to be captured.
The film itself deals with very complex issues like cloning and what people are capable of in order to survive but I found the film to be somewhat lacking in depth for my taste. The movie itself is an easy to watch film but I would have liked a more fervent storyline given its topic. The actors themselves play their parts well given the lacking depth of character development. Ewan McGregor is great as always and Scarlett Johansson complements him well and the connection between the two is clear. The two main characters were well cast and both actors played their parts with amazing believability.
The movie is an uncomplicated film that is enjoyable to watch and that you don't have to think about. The film has a certain amount of intrigue and definitely has excitement and entertainment and the atmosphere and action scenes were incredibly executed and certainly give you a "buzz" of excitement which you would expect and the special effect were fantastic. The location for some of the filming was amazing and some of the scenery was incredibly beautiful.
The story is not terrible and does try to intrigue the audience and the film is definitely worth seeing, but in my opinion the concept could have developed into something amazing. The story line had so much more potential with possibilities of more elaborate and complex plots. It is a shame that the story was less developed because as much as I enjoyed the movie , I was a little expectant for more right up until the end and my expectation was never extinguished. For a thriller it was somewhat tepid for my taste, enjoyable but simple plotline. I will definitely watch it again and again because as far as enjoyment and entertainment go it ticks all the boxes and is very good movie but if you`re expecting a mind blowing complex movie then look again.
The director Michael Bay has done a great job in his execution of the material at hand and to highlight the films action and adventure side which I believe many people will thoroughly enjoy.
I bought this DVD some time ago but it is available on amazon for £3.36 including free delivery which is fantastic value.
The DVD is rated 12 and these seems perfectly acceptable considering the content and the questions it could invoke.
Overall I enjoyed this movie but when I read the write up I was expecting a little more than what the movie gave me. The movie was simpler than I was expecting but not un-enjoyable, in fact as a film for pure entertainment it gets my vote.
Summary: A good movie that could have been so much more.