In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie.
|Release Date||:||July 20, 2005|
|Genres||:||Action, Thriller, Science Fiction, Adventure|
|Production Company||:||DreamWorks SKG, Platinum Dunes, Warner Bros., K/O Paper Products, Parkes/MacDonald Productions|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Director||:||Michael Bay, Karen Golden, Josh McLaglen, John M. Levin|
|Writers||:||Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Alex Kurtzman, Roberto Orci, Caspian Tredwell-Owen, Robert Consing|
|Casts||:||Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi, Michael Clarke Duncan, Ethan Phillips, Brian Stepanek, Noa Tishby, Siobhan Flynn, Troy Blendell, Jamie McBride, Kevin McCorkle, Gary Nickens, Kathleen Rose Perkins, Katy Boyer, Wendy Haines, Glenn Morshower, Shawnee Smith, Max Baker, Phil Abrams, Svetlana Efremova, Randy Oglesby, Yvette Nicole Brown, Taylor Gilbert, Tim Halligan, Michael Canavan, Jimmy Smagula, Ben Tolpin, Rich Hutchman, Gonzalo Menendez, Olivia Tracey, Ray Xifo, Mary Pat Gleason, Whitney Dylan, Mitzi Martin, Shelby Leverington, Don Creech, Richard V. Licata, Chris Ellis, Eric Stonestreet|
|Plot Keywords||:||clone, transplantation, love of one's life, dystopia, genetics, freedom, escape, cloning, plague|
In 2019, Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor) and Jordan Two Delta (Scarlett Johansson) are best friends in a repressive and intriguing society, where everybody expects to win the lottery. The prize is to move to a paradisiacal island outside the domes that protect the dwellers against the contaminated environment. Jordan wins the lottery, and Lincoln accidentally finds the scary truth behind the utopist award.
"The Island" is an original, intriguing and scary view of science, ethic and society in a near future. Using elements of "Logan's Run", "Matrix", "Gattaca" and "The Thirteenth Floor", among other sci-fi movies, and non-stop action, it is a surprisingly great film. I liked very much the amoral behavior of Dr. Merrick (Sean Bean), with a total lack of ethic, and the possibility of replacement parts raised in the story. Scarlett Johansson and Ewan McGregor shows a good chemistry, and watching this sci-fi / action movie is worthwhile, even to think how cloning process shall be discussed by the society and controlled through well-studied laws. My vote is eight.
Title (Brazil): "A Ilha" ("The Island")