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Island, The

 

USA 2005, 136 minutes
Dir. Michael Bay
Rating: [M]
Genres: Science Fiction / Futurism

 

Aroview: Surprisingly effective dystopian actioner proposes a blandly synthetic future world, in which humans inhabit cities to protect themselves from the post-apocalyptic landscape, with lottery-selected holidays on the last uninfected location on the planet: The Island.

Without giving too much away, this soon twists into a compelling narrative involving cloned people, body parts and a medical conspiracy, with McGregor and Johannson being the central heroes and avatars of the greater truth. Dir. Bay manages to keep a lid on his wildly kinetic action tendencies while the story establishes itself, even allowing touches of Kubrick-ian irony and satire, but before long, all hell breaks loose...

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DVD Features

  • English subtitles for the hearing impaired
  • 'making of' documentary / featurette
  • aspect ratio: 2.40:1
 

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