the island: better than most island movies...
Something blew up again!! NooooOOOOoooooo!!!! Ugh. This is getting old.
Went to see The Island last night. I'd have to say that I liked it better than The Island of Dr. Moreau, Cutthroat Island, Muppet Treasure Island, "Temptation Island," Billy Joel: Live From Long Island, Spy Kids 2: Island of Lost Dreams, Michael Caine's Island, the film adaptation of Treasure Island, Scooby-Doo On Zombie Island, "Gilligan's Island," Long Island Ice Tea, the actual Long Island, Christmas Vacation 2: Cousin Eddie's Island Adventure, Island of Lost Souls and It's Alive 3: Island of the Alive.
The only Island movie I thought was stronger, in a cinematic sense, was Bikini Island. It's about a Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Edition photo shoot gone oh so right and then disastrously wrong...and more wrong (and wronger if it actually was a word). I highly recommend it. I also like Coney Island. For the sweet rides.
But back to The Island...
1) Lots of things blow up. It's going to get to a point in a few years where Michael Bay's going to find a way to blow up the entire theater around you while you're watching his latest movie. It's going to happen. At one point I just started to expect that everything or everyone in the movie will eventually blow up. Then I was surprised when they didn't. Funny how that worked out.
2) John Woo has doves. George Lucas has stilted dialogue. Michael Bay throws things from moving vehicles. He probably threw his gum out the window as a kid and got yelled at a lot. That's all I can think of. Because he was throwing dead bodies at cars in Bad Boys 2. And now he's throwing big freakin' washers (the nuts/bolts kind) down the highway. Best scene in the movie.
3) Scarlett Johannson = extremely hot in this. All of the things blowing up around her must have caused her to glow hotness from within. Unfortunately, she doesn't get naked in the movie. No naked back shots. No naked side shots. You can't fool me, Michael Bay. I know she wanted it. I didn't start watching PG-13 movies yesterday. I know it could have happened and that really disappoints me. If you see me on the street, we're on time-out.
That's about all I got. It's not a good movie. It's a Michael Bay movie. I heard people coming out of the theater saying they thought it was his best movie. It didn't give me a headache like most of his movies. That's my positive spin on it.