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Don't visit The Island


As with so many disappointing movies, The Island has an interesting premise; clones who live together unwittingly until they are called up to serve as body parts donors for their genetic "parent." Unfortunately, as many reviewers pointed out when this came out in '05 the movie degenerates into an extended chase scene, viscerally exciting but narratively unsatisfying. Additionally, some of the escapes and character turnarounds strain credulity. Can't people write something better than this? A much more pleasing experience could have been created if they stayed on the emotional and moral impact of the creation of a slave class to serve the needs of the wealthy. Oh well...maybe a movie version of Never Let Me Go is in the works. Stay off The Island.

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