Okay, let me start off by apoligising, I should've made my first review one of a classic film like, The Lord of the Rings or Pulp Fiction or the Godfather, but this was the only film i saw on the weekend so it's only right to review it.
Let me start by putting this up: The Island on IMdB
So my first thoughts as I saw this movie at the video store was..."well i haven't heard many good things about this film". I decided to get it though, cause my girlfirend really likes Ewan McGregor and I hadn't seen it before anyway.
BACKGROUND: Michael Bay (the 8/8 trampler of noisy films), before this film, was only produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, so I was expecting big explosions, no swearing or sex (making for a larger possible audience via a low age rating), and a HUGE budget (more money)! I wasn't wrong. Ewan McGregor had just completed Star Wars:RoftS, so he had his sci-fi boots on.
THE FILM: Okay, so the credits start with all sort of like crazy flashbacks and stuff, but that's not the main draw, the main draw is the cast! MICAHEL CLARKE DUNCAN, who is good, SEAN BEAN, always a weasel or a badguy, DJIMON HOUNSOU, was in Gladiator and STEVE (freakn!) BUSCEMI, always a legend!
Then there was the usual yawn about clones and the wind up, the usual setting up of the story. Then Ewan and Scarlet go on the run. We've got explosions, fancy cars, PRODUCT PLACEMENT galore, chase scenes and other action adventure stuff. Wow, is what I should have been saying, but I wasn't too impressed cause it's what I expected.
I won't give away the end (but i'm sure you don't need to see the film to figure it out), but I will tell you that i ended up feeling like everything wrapped it's self up too cleanly. No questions were left to the audience to leave with. There was nothing to take away from the film except, "well that was kinda fun.)
HIGHLIGHT: Has to be the bit with the cars being crushed by train wheels being thrown off of a truck. That was some crazy shit!!! Too bad about the rest being so average.
THE JUDGEMENT: A red 4/1 with haste for 5 mana. (A card that could've been good if it was cheaper. In other words I give it a farily average 5.5 out of ten.
PS: I voted Could've been better cause I'm finding my feet.