The Island is 2/3 great… unfortunately, that last 1/3 stinks up the joint. Sure, I can forgive the blatant ripoffs of Logan’s Run, Coma, The Matrix and more. I just can’t forgive the fact that a good movie was ruined by the “hollywood” formula and Michael Bay’s insistance on gratuitous helicopter flybys, explosions for no reason, and his other typical “Bay Hijinx.”
Scarlett Johansson has definitely stepped up her marquee value and Ewan McGregor has earned forgiveness for those silly Star Wars things he did. Watch this film to see some good acting, watch this film to see a good premise, watch this film to see Scarlett, but just don’t expect to be affected, moved, or anything more than mildly entertained.
RATING 6 out of 10