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The Island (2005)

A man living in a futuristic sterile colony begins to question his circumscribed existence when his friend is chosen to go to the Island, the last uncontaminated place on earth.

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Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else - he's waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there's actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape - but not before stopping the sinister plan.

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You have Been Chosen See more »


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Rated PG-13 for intense sequences of violence and action, some sexuality and language | See all certifications »

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22 July 2005 (USA)  »

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La isla  »

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Budget:

$126,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,170 (Hong Kong) (22 July 2005)

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$35,818,913 (USA)
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The Cadillac Cien, driven by Lincoln Six Echo, is a one-off concept car built for the 2002 Detroit Auto Show. The car was named to celebrate Cadillac's 100th anniversary, Cien being the Spanish word for "hundred." Powered by an experimental 750 horsepower 7.5-liter V-12 engine, it features a rear mid-engine, rear-wheel drive powertrain, and a carbon fiber composite body. See more »

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(at around 1h 22 mins) In the shot through the windscreen of the Black Wasp as it begins its descent over the freeway, a camera and three crew members are briefly visible in the bottom left corner of the frame. See more »

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[first lines]
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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Referenced in Flat Earth & Other Hot Potatoes: Episode #1.40 (2015) See more »

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Written by The Prom Kings, Michael Carney & Andrew Duncan
Performed by The Prom Kings
Courtesy of Three Kings Records
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Underrated!
3 August 2005 | by See all my reviews

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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