Wednesday, August 24, 2005

The Island

I saw The Island last weekend. Too bad Michael Bay directed the movie. The story was good and could have been a good movie but Michael Bay just overdid it, somehow managing more explosions than Pearl Harbour and more car chases than Bad Boys II in a movie about a couple of clones.

By the way, spoiler alert as I will spoil everything.

So Ewan McGregor is Lincoln 6 Echo and Scarlett Johanssen is Jordan 2 Delta living in a compound that is a mix of Big Brother and a modern day spa. They wear Puma shoes, drink Aquafina and play a big X-Box.

Lincoln is a nosy guy so he keeps asking questions until one day he found the truth. Turns out he and the others are clones or in other words "living insurance policies". So Lincoln and Jordan go to LA to find their owners. And in comes Michael Bay chasing him with a full army.

After the movie I found myself with a lot of questions:

  • If they are educated like 15-year olds then surely they must know about sex?
  • It looks like a hospital on top of the compound but the outside shots show no signs of a building and no roads. If there isn't a building or a road, how does McCord go to work?
  • If this is a secret project, how come McCord is living in a dump? I would expect him to be paid handsomely for his job.
  • Lincoln likes to sip a bit of the stuff from McCord's flask, why does it not show on his urine test?
  • How did they eat and drink for one day after they escaped the compound?
  • Why is there a truck with huge train wheels when the trains all are without wheels?
  • Why did Tom Lincoln let Lincoln drive his Caddilac? If he knew Lincoln couldn't drive then he should've let him drive his second car. I can't believe a guy as rich as Tom Lincoln doesn't have two cars.
  • What happens with all the clones that was let free? That's like letting young animals into the Amazon without any protection. And what about the media?
  • How can the bounty hunters get away with all the destruction - even shooting at other cops?
  • Lincoln and Jordan still had their wristbands on. Surely the company can track them down using this wristband? They must have some sort of GPS device on it.
  • Why did Dr. Merrick go fight Lincoln by himself when he has an army of security guards at his disposal?
  • It's 2019 but a biker bike will still be the same as in 1989?
  • What was that forcefiels Lincoln and Jordan walked through?

And lastly:

Why the hell did they let Michael Bay direct this movie???


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