The Island (2005)

Plot: Set in 2019, the story follows two clones as they figure out the institute that they’re holed up in hasn’t been telling them the truth.

Director: Michael Bay

Starring: Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Bean, Djimon Hounsou, Steve Buscemi.

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It makes me laugh at how futuristic the film is and it is set in 2019 which is two years from now and it looks nothing like what the world looks like now. However, it’s a really good film, it reminded me of Total Recall a little bit with the trains that travel above the ground. Maybe one day that’s what our public transport will look like but it’s definitely not going to be like that two years from now, unfortunately.

Many films that are over two hours long can sometimes feel dragged out unless they’re full of action. Thankfully this film didn’t drag, it didn’t really feel like it was that long because there are so many questions that you need answering when you’re watching it. The premise of the film is actually a really good idea

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The premise of the film is actually a really good idea. Make a clone for everyone in the world so that if your body betrays you and it starts failing or it can’t do something it’s supposed to then use your clone to fix yourself. It’s a good idea but it would be a disaster if it actually happened in the real world.

The film is really funny in places because these clones aren’t raised from babies. They start off at the age of their real life person so the main characters in the film are only like three years old so they’re like children and don’t know much about the real world. They’re very literal so if someone makes a joke they don’t really understand it. It’s funny.

It’s a highly entertaining film and I’m surprised at myself for only watching it now because it’s brilliant to watch. I would definitely recommend, it’s very action packed.

An old but great sci-fi film!

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