Sunday, July 24, 2005

The Island (***)

Those in the mood for an exciting, well-paced sci-fi actioner could do worse than Michael Bay's latest. Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson star as clones on the run, who escape a very THX 1138/Minority Report existence. The things that happen in this movie could only happen in a Michael Bay movie. When Bay puts his mind to it, he is as good at filming action than anyone else out there. There is a car chase in the middle of the movie that I couldn't help but smile at. The man is just so destructive. The amount of cars and highway totaled just for a few minutes of film is staggering. I also really liked Ewan McGregor's performance. He has some great scenes playing against himself, and the special effects are top notch in this aspect as well. While I don't feel the film is all that original, the score is pretty rancid, and Bay, as per usual, over directs, I really enjoyed it on its own merits. A big, loud, dumb action film.


At 8:16 PM, Blogger karen said...

I think I'll skip this one if it compares at all to the well-loathed Minority Report.


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