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The Island [Blu-ray] [2005]

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    98% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (129 out of 132)

    Special Features


    • Commentary by director Michael Bay
    • The future in action
    • The making of The Island
    • Pre-visualization: forward thinking

    Synopsis


    The Island
    Blockbuster action director Michael Bay delivers a striking look at a strange world of the future in this sci-fi action drama. Midway through the 21st century, Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor) lives in a confined indoor community after ongoing abuse of the Earth has rendered most of the planet uninhabitable. One of the only places in the outside world still capable of sustaining life is an idyllic island where citizens are chosen to live through a lottery. Or at least that's what Lincoln and his fellow citizens are taught to believe; the truth is that Lincoln, like everyone he knows, is actually a clone who is kept under wraps to provide needed organs when the person who supplied his or her DNA falls ill. When he becomes aware that his existence is a fraud, Lincoln escapes to the outside world with a fellow clone, Jordan Two Delta (Scarlett Johansson), though the powers that be are determined to see that no one gets away alive. The Island also stars Steve Buscemi, Djimon Hounsou, Michael Clarke Duncan, and Sean Bean. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • Ewan McGregor
      Ewan McGregor - Lincoln Six Echo, Tom Lincoln
    • Scarlett Johansson
      Scarlett Johansson - Jordan Two Delta, Sarah Jordan
    • Sean Bean
      Sean Bean - Merrick



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 132 reviews

    98%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Surprisingly Thought-Provoking and Exciting

      Posted
      Anonymous
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      Despite the fact that Michael Bay gets lots of flack as a director, I believe that some of his movies are better than people give them credit for. Armageddon is a not-so-guilty pleasure, Transformers is surprisingly enjoyable compared to its sequels, and The Rock is a bona-fide classic of the action genre. So when making this movie, he decided to go in a different direction, slowing down the pace to give a more thought-provoking sci-fi movie. Unfortunately, about halfway in he gives up and gives in to his "Michael Bay" formula, but luckily it's actually well done. The car chase is reminiscent of the one in "Bad Boys II", but can still stand on its own, and despite borrowing plot points from various other sci-fi movies, it proves to be more than just a typical Michael Bay film. For all of its flaws, it still stands as one of, if not the best, of Michael Bay's movies.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      A Grim Look At The Future

      Posted
      Throwdown918

      This is an action movie in disguise of a movie that is trying to show you the bad side of human beings. The Island is about people living in a secure environment convinced that they are the sole survivors of a contamination to the outside world. But are they? The Island touches on the touchy subject of human cloning, and how strong really is the human desire to live, and live as long as you possibly can. If you want to get into a film that will definitely get you thinking about your morals and ethics, while delivering some pretty huge action scenes, then The Island is a must have. A scary movie about what the future of technology could possibly lead to. A must see.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Michael Bay's "The Island" is a Must-See!

      Posted
      Travman

      "The Island" will be available for the first time on Blu-ray High Definition: June 21st!!! Michael Bay is mostly known for his Sci-Fi Action franchise "Transformers", but just before he jumped on that 6-Year wagon, he directed "The Island". Filled to the brimm with Michael Bay's raw and gritty style, "The Island" dares to take a simple Sci-Fi premise and expand it into an action film (As Michael Bay does best). There is no doubt that The Island has it's faults, but the film takes a chilling idea and makes it real. Ewan McGreggor does a great job in the lead performance. And the supporting cast is full of great stars. Check this one out.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun, exciting movie!

      Posted
      MovieMan100
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      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      So unlike many out there I am a fan of Michael Bay films. Been a fan since the first Bad Boys film. Yes, his films are usually just big explosions and over-the-top action, but that's why I enjoy them. Sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy a fun action movie. Despite the fact that it didn't do well in theaters I think this is one of his better films. A fun, exciting movie with great action set pieces, a nice cast, an interesting story and a nice twist. PQ is solid with a sharp picture and vibrant colors. Great AQ as well, which you want with a big action movie like this. Special features are ok, but nothing that in depth. Recommended

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I love this movie, looks GREAT on blu ray!

      Posted
      Bectile
      • My Best Buy® MemberMember

      This movie has a well-known plot twist, which, if you are unaware of it, makes the beginning fascinating. And even if you know the twist, the beginning is still interesting and holds up to multiple re-viewings. All the actors do a great job, the special effects are amazing, and there is a liberal dose of humor sprinkled throughout the movie. This movie has never looked or sounded better than on blu ray, and there are 3 featurettes worth watching, as well as a very insightful commentary track with director Michael Bay. I really enjoyed this purchase!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      I love this movie, looks GREAT on blu ray!

      Posted
      Bectile

      This movie has a well-known plot twist, which, if you are unaware of it, makes the beginning fascinating. And even if you know the twist, the beginning is still interesting and holds up to multiple re-viewings. All the actors do a great job, the special effects are amazing, and there is a liberal dose of humor sprinkled throughout the movie. This movie has never looked or sounded better than on blu ray, and there are 3 featurettes worth watching, as well as a very insightful commentary track with director Michael Bay. I really enjoyed this purchase!

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Fun to Watch

      Posted
      lizadola
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      This was a cool movie. I read on some forums that it was good so for $5 I thought it was worth a watch. It definitely was and for $5 it's worth earning to rewatch in a year or so. A few little things bugged me about the movie but I can't even remember what those were anymore so not a big enough deal but that's why I gave it 4 stars. If you can find it cheap or rent it for a buck, it's definitely worth a watch.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Great movie

      Posted
      Matthais

      This is a fun, exciting chase movie that has a very good plot and good writing. It is nice to see a Michael Bay film with a very good story and character development. But for those who also love chases, explosions, and action, the second part of the film does not fail to deliver on that. Overall the picture and the sound on the blu ray look and sound amazing. Worth checking out for sure

      I would recommend this to a friend



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