The Island (2005)

Fans of Michael Bay’s Transformer films will be happy about this one. Plus there’s an added bonus of a deeper question about human organ harvesting.

The Island (2005)
PG-13 | 2h 16min | Action, Adventure, Romance | 22 July 2005 (USA)

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.
Director: Michael Bay
Writers: Caspian Tredwell-Owen (screenplay), Alex Kurtzman (screenplay) | 2 more credits ยป
Stars: Scarlett Johansson, Ewan McGregor, Djimon Hounsou

Michael Bay directed this little gem of a film. As a result, there are some sparkling visuals and truly exciting chase scenes. He obviously spared no expense in the special effects. Just like the Transformers films, there is metal and glass flying all different ways. The stunts are utterly fantastic. But this isn’t a Transformers movie. It has a deeper level to it. It’s a story about what might happen if people were born and raised to be harvested for organs.

The main actors here are Ewan MacGregor and Scarlett Johanssen. Both do an amazing job playing these people who are born and raised to have their organs harvested. The story evolves and adds much detail beyond that but you have the basic premise. There are lots of futuristic settings and scenes which is exciting. It’s a sci-fi film in addition to action, drama, thriller, and suspense. I think it’s safe to say there is a lot of good here. Unfortunately the film stays an action film and never really gets deep into what is happening in the organ harvesting. There is no back story and I kept wondering why the public would allow such a thing.

Action and sci-fi fans will still entertained by this movie. The deep premise makes you think and provides the backdrop for an awesome movie. be highly

8/10

Author: Damien Riley

Hopelessly devoted to movies from way back when I first saw "Pete's Dragon." In 1977, it sealed the deal when I saw "Star Wars." I write about the movies I see, whether I like them or not. Sometimes I like them more than words can express! Thanks for checking out my movie reviews!

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