THE ISLAND (12)
D: Michael Bay
Warner Bros./Dreamworks (Walter F. Parkes, Michael Bay & Ian Bryce)
W: Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzmann & Roberto Orci
DP: Mauro Fiore
Ed: Paul Rubell & Christian Wagner
Mus: Steve Jablonsky
PD: Nigel Phelps
Cos: Deborah L. Scott
Ewan McGregor (Lincoln Six Echo / Tom Lincoln), Scarlett Johnasson (Jordan Two Delta / Sarah Jordan), Djimon Hounsou (Albert Laurent), Sean Bean (Dr. Merrick), Michael Clarke Duncan (Starkweather Two Delta), Steve Buscemi (James McCord)
A very promising concept is ruined by director Michael Bay (no surprises there) who turns this into another run-of-the-mill action flick.
Ewan McGregor & Scarlett Johansson escape from a utopian society to discover that their entire existence has been a lie. They once thought that they were survivors of nuclear fallout, but the truth is that they are perfect clones of rich benefactors, and their organs are to be harvested when the time calls for it.
That's as far as it goes for intelligence in the hands of Michael Bay, and while this could have been a tribute/update of Logan's Run, the megalomaniac director instead concentrates his efforts on making a two-hour plus advert for Converse, Microsoft, Porsche, Nike, Sony, Burger King, Coca-Cola, Budweiser and explosions.