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The Island (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi  |  22 July 2005 (USA)
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Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly Utopian but contained facility in the year 2019. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be ... See full summary »

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Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly Utopian but contained facility in the year 2019. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to the "The Island" - reportedly the last uncontaminated spot on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie. He and all of the other inhabitants of the facility are actually human clones. Lincoln makes a daring escape with a beautiful fellow resident named Jordan Two-Delta. Relentlessly pursued by the forces of the sinister institute that once housed them, Lincoln and Jordan engage in a race for their lives to literally meet their makers. Written by bondish

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$126,000,000 (estimated)

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$12,409,070 (USA) (22 July 2005)

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$620,872 (South Africa) (16 September 2005)
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Michael Bay drove behind a flatbed truck carrying train wheels on the highway leaving Palmdale, and, noticing how dangerous it looked, was inspired to create a destructive chase scene involving one. See more »

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When the nail gun is used on the bad guy, you can see that the nail gun has an attachment fitting for compressed air. However there is no cord hooked up to the nail gun. Thus, no compressed air, no nails being fired. See more »

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God-Like Man: You're special. You have a very special purpose in life. You've been chosen. The Island awaits you.
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Composed by Giuseppe Adami, Giacomo Puccini & Renato Simoni
Performed by Campagnia d'Opera Italiana Orchestra & Choir
Courtesy of Extreme Production Music USA
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I found The Island to be highly enjoyable - a great Summer blockbuster that isn't quite mindless. It raises a number of very interesting questions...

Plenty of eye candy in every form, the two leads, the scenery, explosions, action sequences, the cinematography, everything you would expect from Michael Bay and Co.

The pacing to begin with is somewhat slow as the premise is set up (though disappointingly the trailers give it all away), but once it launches into the first action sequence it doesn't let up for some time. Yes the story has a number of plot holes but you can easily overlook them and get swept away in the fun. I've never seen Johansson on film until now and WOW, now I know what all the fuss is about. Her and McGregor display enough chemistry to make their relationship believable but only just. I'm sure this will only propel them onto bigger and better things.

My one and only gripe was with the ending scene complete with cheesy choral accompaniment - blech! Maybe Bay just couldn't help himself. I suppose no film is perfect..

7 out of 10, solid, fun entertainment, what more can you ask for?


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