The Island (2005)

The Island – They don’t want you to know who you are.

 The Island

Ewan McGregor—————————————-Lincoln Six Echo/Tom Lincoln
Scarlett Johnasson————————————Jordan Two Delta/Sarah Jordan
Sean Bean———————————————–Dr. Bernard Merrick
Djimon Hounsou—————————————Albert Laurent
Steve Buscemi——————————————James McCord
Michael Clarke Duncan——————————–Starweather Two Delta/ Jamal Starkweather
Ethan Phillips——————————————-Jones Three Echo

Directed by Michael Bay
Screenplay by Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzman, and Robert Orci.
Story by Caspian Tredwell-Owen

Great movie with an interesting premise. This movie brings us into a world where people are controlled in every aspect of their lives. Their diet, exercise, sleep, blood, etc are all carefully monitored to keep them in prime condition. When they are ready they are chosen to go to “The Island”. This movie has many twists and turns. Lincoln Six Echo (McGregor) is constantly questioning his existence and this inquisitive nature gets him in trouble. The visuals in this movie are crystal clear bringing us into the future. Michael Bay wanted to make this movie and called in a favour from Michael Clarke Duncan, who he helped discover during the casting of Armaggedon. Michael Clarke Duncan being a class act came in and shot the movie for minimal financial gain (if any). The performances by McGregor and Johansson are both very good. Djimon Hounsou gives a stand out performance as Albert Laurent a hired gun who is willing to ask questions about his job. He then sees similarities to the mistreatment of his own people. I have always admired directors who are willing to take on epic projects and risk financial losses, Kevin Costner did this several times with Dances with Wolves, The Postman, and Waterworld. He may not have hit a homerun with all of those movies, but at least he was willing to go out of his comfort zone.

Runtime: 136 Minutes

Production Budget: $126,000,000

Box Office
Domestic: $35,818,913
Worldwide: $162,949,164

CC Rating: 8 out of 10

Screenplay: I could not find the screenplay.

If you liked this try: Logan’s Run, The Rock, Con Air, Any Transformers Movie.