Just saw The Island the other day and I must say I liked it a lot. I don't know why the movie didn't do as well as expected. The stars of the movie are Scarlett Johansson (Lost in Translation, Girl with a Pearl Earring) and Ewan McGregor ( Star Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith , Trainspotting , Moulin Rouge!) other prominent roles are for Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi and Michael Clarke Duncan.. The movie is directed by Michael Bay who did Pearl Harbor and Armageddon. Michael Bay is currently working on The Hitcher and Transformers The links are all to IMDB in case you want more details about any of the movies.
The best part of the movie: the car chase.
The car chase is probably the best ever; it even beats the one from the second Matrix movie.
The movie takes place in the year 2050 and people have clones made as insurance; if their liver gives up then they just take the liver from the clone. These clones live isolated underground and have no idea what's going on; they think that they survived some contamination. Every now and then a lottery takes place and the winner goes to the Island. In reality the winner goes to the operating table. I won't give away the whole story you watch that yourself
There is some major product placement in this movie. The Xbox is featured in the movie alongside MSN Search; that's right not Windows Live Search. I guess they can always release a director's cut and 'fix' that. Cadillac has some top of the line car that costs half a million dollars; How much is half a million in the year 2050? To me it seems that a Porsche Carrera would cost about $500000 in about 50 years. Anyway the 'real' Ewan in the movie, who is very rich complains when his 'very' expensive car gets trashed. Would he really get that upset over the car; his clone is more expensive and he tries to kill the clone.
If you can catch the movie on HBO/On Demand then watch this movie. If you don’t want to watch the whole movie then at least watch the car scene; you won’t regret it