“The Island” is the last uncontaminated place on earth where mankind can propagate. You win the lottery and you go to the island and live happily ever after. That is what they are made to believe. It’s not a new idea and cloning has been the subject of many books and movies. “The Island” tries the “organ farm” approach, clones as insurance policy for the super rich.
It’s a conglomerate of ideas revisited for the xth time, wrapped up in nice effects and a too obvious story line. Scarlett Johansson never looked hotter on screen, I have to admit. And Steve Buscemi – as always – gets killed off in a pointless way as in all his movies (except for Ghost World).
It all hinges on Lincoln Six Echo (Ewan McGregor) and his discovery about the real nature of his existence. The viewers are let in on this long before Lincoln’s discovery and we are “dragged along” as the story unfolds.
“The Island” is not a bad movie. It is well made and well acted and the sets look good it’s just that it has no surprises, no twists, no room for speculation. It’s too predictable and the “Logan’s Run” like ending was possibly the worst way to end this movie.
Just came back from the g|c and am already packing for the next trip. The convention was a huge success with around 134,000 visitors (30,000 more than last year)!
Meanwhile I finally made use of my flickr space. Mind the “tags”, use the cool “slideshow” feature and enjoy the pics! I will post some more pictures once I am back from my trip, so be sure to visit frequently. There’s more to come!
Tomorrow I will be leaving for the games convention 2005 in Leipzig, Germany. Come by the Blizzard booth and say “Hi” in case you go there!
For those of you who are not going to the g|c this year: I shall take pictures a plenty with my spiffy Ixus500, so fret not! Visual galore shall ensue once I am back!
I have successfully avoided Blow for a long time until yesterday. I knew I would hate it for being a “Hollywood” version of the truth.
George Jung, the drug dealer portrayed in this movie is sitting in a prison right now, waiting for his daughter to come visit him. He will be waiting until 2015. Or will he?
Johnny Depp’s performance is excellent and the rest of the characters are very well cast also. Kid grows up in a middle class family, mother is a fuck up, leaves serveral times because there’s no money but always comes back, father is glorified, kid swears never to be poor or become like his parents (can’t escape destiny, we all are images of our parents, scary huh?), kid grows up and goes to California where all the girls are pretty and everyone gets stoned.
The Chronicles of Narnia is coming to the big screen this December with its first installment “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”. Did I say first? Now, there seems to be quite some hubbub about the consecutive order in which C. S. Lewis “Narnia” novels should be read and it will please those in favor of non chronology that TLWW is first. Whether this is important or not is not really for us to discuss.
The Narnia trailer however, wets our appetite for a magic children’s tale of epic proportions. You can find out all about Narnia on narnia.com.
Did I say children’s tale? Right. Why is everyone and their aunties so worked up about this movie? It is beyond me! It looks nice, ok. It’s a Disney flic, ok. It has a lion in it, ok. And a witch and – believe it or not – a wardrobe! A magical one. Right? Right! Could be cool, we’ll see.
WETA sure is busy as hell as it seems and I just hope they’ll have enough time to patch up those cheesy Dinos from the King of Kongs with all that Narnia stuff going on…