The Island

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  1. ThomasC

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    Looks far less like Minority Report and far more like "The Matrix" and "Dark City."

    The trailer pretty much tells you that anything we see before they "wake up" is fake, thus robbing some of the film of tension and impact.

    Looks slick and well produced, but we'll see if the story is any good. Bay's record, for me, is spotty at best. There are solid actors involved in this, but that's certainly no guarantee of quality.
     
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    Looks pretty interesting, and I've always been a fan of Bay's work. Visually, it is always exciting. [​IMG]
     
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    Bay's new film and it even comes with a decent cast. Looks like a fairly decent sci-fi action film. I'm one of the few who enjoy his films and look forward to this. It'll be a must purchase dvd, not sure if I'll trek to the theater for it though.
    http://www.apple.com/trailers/dreamworks/the_island/
     
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    Bay can certainly frame shots. This film does have a stellar cast, though. Bean, Hounsou, Buscemi; plus the two leads are incredible.

    I will also state that Scarlett looks scorching in this.

    I'll definitely see this one,

    Chuck
     
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    Damn, I did a search but guess I didn't go back far enough.
     
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    Thomas,
    You are bringing me down, man [​IMG]
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    The plot of The Island sounds VERY similar to an earlier film called "Parts: The Clonus Horror" , which should be familiar to Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans (it was featured in one of their episodes).
    http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0078062/
    FYI, Clonus has just been released to DVD.
     
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    If Michael Bay would have made this after The Rock and Bad Boys, I would be pumped up. But after the last three shitburgers (Armageddon, Pearl Harbor and Bad Boys II) he made, I'm thinking meh. If I have nothing else to do that weekend, I'll go see it.
     
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    This is the first Michael Bay film that I can honestly say looks good to me. I'll check it out unless the consensus reaction is "avoid at all costs".
     
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    Looks great to me. Kind of a Matrix/Logans Run feel to it.
     
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    Yeah, when I first heard about it my response was "Hey a Clonus remake" sounds a lot like it.
     
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    I saw the one minute preview for it during Adult Swim on Cartoon Network last night (they aired it twice). Looks good.
     
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    Visual Effects by Industrial Light & Magic (ILM).

    Should be cool to look at no matter the script anyways.
     

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