Island, The : Movie Review

Island, The (2005)If you're going to clone someone, Scarlett Johansson is a damn good choice. But putting Scarlett in an action movie -- and dying her hair blonde? You can't be serious.

I am serious. And while The Island isn't exactly a great film, the case for Johansson as action starlet has been made, handily.

And oh yeah, there's like a story or something to the movie she's in with Ewan McGregor. Truth be told, McGregor is the star of the show, not Johansson. Oh well, here's the gist, anyway: We're dropped into this universe with little more than a hello and a slap on the ass. McGregor is Lincoln Six Echo, a man living in a super-clean future (2019), but all isn't well. Over the next 30 or 40 minutes, we learn the following: A plague has wiped out almost all life on earth, and the only survivors are now living in a sterile tower with no connection to the outside world.

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Author : Christopher Null