I finally saw The Island. Essentially, my only reason for watching this was of course seeing Scarlett Johanson. Sigh… And to think we could have seen her boobies if Michael Bay was not gay. :P We shall never forgive you Michael – you depraved us of boobage scene, and you will burn in hell for that!
The movie was ok. Definitely a summer flick, with allot of explosions, action sequences and not much depth. The plot had obvious holes. For example, why did they need to “re-scan” whatshisname to clone him a new body? They already had all the data in the system. Can you say “plot device”?
Of course the sweetest part was the jetbike, which was a fucking Eldar Vyper! A vyper is essentially a large two-man jetbike with a heavy weapon attachment in the back. The pilot’s seat is closed, but the gun placement is exactly the same. Hehe!
Genetic memory thing was lame. I tolerated genetic memory in Frank Herbert’s books because the man is a genius. He actually spent allot of time analyzing the potential, the benefits and dangers unlocking such memories would bring. But just saying, “oops, our clones suddenly got genetic memories” just so that the main character can fly a jetbike and drive a car is silly. But then again, it was a summer flick.
Sigh… I still can’t forgive Michael Bay!