Not so bad but, lets be honest, this sort of already seen arguments can and should be told in 20 minutes, half an hour tops. And you could even save the effort and energy invested in the crappy "action movie" sequences, that where not even necessary. Pffff, a big big pffff.
[3.5] As an action sci-fi it satisfactorily suits its purposes, going beyond expectations concerning solid visual concepts and narrative engagement. Some tacky elements aside, such as exacerbated heroism, the interplay between evolving human mind, epigenetics and ethics keep you thinking during pumping blood manhunting scenes, explosions and Johansson's breathtaking close-ups.
This movie has a great premise. I really enjoyed the first half of it. After that it became a Michael Bay, which isn't bad, but I felt it could've worked nicely without as many chases and explosions. Other than that, solid characters, good acting and great set design.
A largely enjoyable sci-fi movie about human cloning. The Island has its poignant moments, but I'd say it's an action movie first and drama second. It's also set in 2019 which, at the time of writing, is less than 3 years away. If the movie is to be believed we can look forward to lots of exciting things like levitating trains, doctor-like toilets, nanobots and best of all, product placement everywhere.
Regurgitation of thematic and stylistic bits and pieces of "Seconds", "THX 1138" and "Equilibrium", but with Bay's nauseating technique saturating everything. This being a Michael Bay movie, any interest or originality soon gets crushed under the weight of that horrible Dutch angle/twirly camera combo, restless editing, hysterical use of beams of sunlight, all topped off by a cruddy layer of product placement.