The Island

The Island (2/22/06) DVD (2005 **) Directed by Michael Bay. I was home sick and my fiancĂ©e had brought home a copy from work. I knew from the reviews that The Island was really two movies: The first half was a science fiction film and the second half was an action-adventure chase film. Did The Island deserve to bomb at the box office? The marketing could have been better, certainly. It wasn’t bad, but it wasn’t good either. It had some nearly-clever ideas, but nothing particularly original. I think it was trying to be Blade Runner, but never set the bar especially high. Sometimes the time at which a movie is released affects its success, and I think that was the case here. Watching it, The Island seemed like the wrong movie for the wrong time.

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