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The Island (2005)

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 ... See full summary »

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

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$126,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$35,799,026 (USA) (2 September 2005)
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When Lincoln Six Echo and Jordan Two Delta ask where Mac is at the Aces and Spades. the bartender, played by Chris Ellis, responds with "And you would be who?" He says a similar statement to Rachel Taylor, in Transformers (2007) (also directed by Michael Bay), when she interrupts a briefing. See more »

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(At around 43min) You can see the film crew with their camera wearing cargo pants in the top left corner standing on the stairs. The scene where Lincoln and Jordan are running through the crowd together. 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 Oblivion (2013) See more »

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Written by Jon Spencer & Matt Verta-Ray
Performed by Heavy Trash
Courtesy of Yep Roc Records
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19 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw the movie at the Detroit red carpet premiere on Monday, July 18. In attendance were Michael Clarke Duncan and Djimon Hounsou.

The movie reminded me very much of Total Recall and The Matrix, not only with the plot line, but with its intensity. This was a very good summer action thriller. It was a little slow at first but once Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson's characters discovered that they were clones, the action picked up immensely.

I was a little surprise about the lack of time Duncan was in the movie. Hounsou did a fabulous job as the hired gun. I am not a Ewan McGregor fan but I think he did a great job as Lincoln Six Echo and Tom Lincoln, especially when both Six Echo and Lincoln were in the same scenes together. Johansson looked good on the screen but her dialogue was limited.

Steve Buscemi did an funny job in his supporting role as McCord, the human buddy of Lincoln Six Echo. The scene when Johansson's character, Jordan Two Delta, and McCord go through McCord's closet to find some normal clothes for Johansson is a riot.

As parts of the movie was shot in Detroit (See when Ewan and Scarlett arrive in L.A.), I was looking for shots of the Motor City. In this sense, the movie did an excellent job making Detroit and "L.A." look really snazzy. However, in two shots of downtown "L.A.", you will see on the side of one of the buildings, a giant mural of Stevie Yzerman in his Red and White Red Wings jersey. I don't know if this was a goof, but it was interesting to think of why Yzerman would be on the side of a building in L.A. forty years hence.

Overall, I give it a seven. If you are a giant action and science fiction fan, you should not miss The Island.


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