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...
Average rating (Very Good). Showing 1-2 of 2 member reviews.
4 stars (Very Good) Possibly the smartest Bay film around, the Island is a thrilling futuristic story with plenty of things to like about it: from the intrigue, to the irony, to the suspense and action.~Tom H
3 stars (Good Enough) The first hour is pure sci-fi and better than the second when the action gradually takes over but although the action is well done it goes on for far too long. Buscemi steals his scenes.~tubbs