#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Lincoln Six Echo is just like everyone else – he’s waiting to go to the Island, the only place left in the world to actually live a life. Thousands of people stay at a facility waiting to go to the Island. It all sounds like paradise, but Lincoln Six Echo soon discovers that there’s actually a sinister purpose going on at that facility and that he must escape – but not before stopping the sinister plan.
Plot: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly “Utopian” but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last uncontaminated location on the planet. But Lincoln soon discovers that everything about his existence is a lie.
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Great watch, will watch again, and can recommend.
Even though this is from 2005, it’s amazing that when you have a futuristic world, it holds up over time as the 2020 new tech doesn’t seem to matter as much, or you design characters that wouldn’t have average technology, this sort of does both.
Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johannson, Djimon Hounsou, even Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi and Michael Clark Duncan. This has a great cast and clearly had too much money to work with. There are all sorts of sci-fi effects, crazy constructed sets, and some really over the top action sequences for this premise.
And this premise is excellent: a clone discovers he’s a clone and makes an escape attempt, it’s a race for survival. The writing is excellently paced, and structure with a little too much of an establishing act, but it’s useful and not boring, so that’s still good. The leads truly embody the characters, showing a line between ignorance and intelligence: they are ignorant of societal constructs but incredibly intelligent as they’ve spent the last 3 years attempting to escape a puzzle box.
The mechanisms to keep the pursuit of the fugitives going are all rather seemless, and there is open discussion of morality of the facility’s actions by most of the cast without harping on about it.
There is science and action abound, please enjoy.
Lincoln Six Echo and the Utopian Redemption.
Lincoln Six Echo is having vivid dreams about a past existence, here in this Utopian world he lives in, he’s starting to question the function of his world. In this perfectly formed existence the inhabitants dream of winning the lottery, the prize? Relocation to an outside paradise known as The Island. After stumbling upon something sinister, Lincoln escapes with fellow inmate Jordan Two Delta, and now the consequences for both of them are as dangerous as it is for the rulers of this strange and intriguing place.
If you are entering a movie that is directed by Michael Bay then one can reasonably assume you know what you are going to get, cue explosions, ear splitting sound mix and a host of carnage set pieces. Bay’s formula works and mostly his efforts have entertained the popcorn masses. So it’s interesting to find that “The Island” does have some intellectual nous in amongst the Bayhem that the director is famed for. Working from a tantalising cloning story written by Caspian Tredwell-Owen (though the similarities to Robert Fiveson’s “The Clonus Horror” resulted in a law suit being filed), “The Island” now more than ever is highly engrossing sci-fi in premise, where certainly the ethics of the story’s core are worth scrutinising.
One of course can argue that Bay was the wrong director for such interesting material, and yes it’s a point to note that the characters and plot arcs are not given any depth or a serious second glance, but really we are here for the bang to go with the buck are we not?. Ewan McGregor (Lincoln) and Scarlett Johansson (Jordan) play it just about right, the bemusement of their situation is coupled with daring do heroics, while suitably tongue in cheek performances come from Sean Bean, Djimon Hounsou and a picture stealing Steve Buscemi. This is not a film that is easy to recommend because it can frustrate as much as it entertains, but entertain it does, and with big screen TVs and glorious home cinema a staple requirement for the movie fanatic, “The Island” is something of an essential purchase – check out the highly octane outrageousness of the road pursuit here, it’s fabulous through the speakers.
A serious topic is given a nonsense sheen for sure, but hell what a blast it is. 7/10
Just a little better than pretty good, but also just a little unoriginal
Michael Bay has had his directoral ups and downs, but here in the big budget action realm, the director of the excellent The Rock seems right at home. This time, Bay welds the action to a solid, if somewhat unoriginal sci fi plot – which blends elements of Logan’s Run, THX-1138 and Gattaca.
Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johanson are an attractive couple living in a completely medically regulated community designed to repopulate a world decimated by a mass extinction. Ethan Phillips, Djimon Hounsou and Sean Beam all provide excellent support. Beam is miraculously transformed into his clever, arrogant and suspect character. Phillips is also particularly memorable as their slightly unhinged pal.
Life in an enclosed, sterile environment, with all of their needs taken careof – including neatly arranged and identical uniforms, jobs, and three square can be a great bore, so – once a week or so – the sponsoring corporation gives away a one way ticket to the only place in the outside world which isn’t lethal – The Island.
McGregor’s Licoln Six Echo and a number of his cohorts are becoming increasingly agitated and curious about their home. All the while, his platonic relationship with Jordan Two Delta (Johanson) grows. But then, she wins her ticket to the island.
I have described the basic set up, and sci-fi fans will probably understand that this film actually sits among Logan’s Run, gattaca, THX-1138 and other intelligent dystopian sci films. What may be a little harder to visualize is how stylistically indebted to Gattaca and THX-1138 this film is. Ewan McGregor doesn’t really look like Ethan Hawke, and Scarlett Johanson is certainly not easily mistaken for Uma Thurmond, but between the cinematography, the themes, and the overall prettiness of the cast, the homage is obvious. The camera work is excellent, and the pace is spot-on, though it does become a little breathless toward the end.
Nevertheless, The Island stands on its own as a nice example of big budget sci fi which does not insult its audience’s intelligence and uses its budget to tell an interesting story – not just to show off a lot of special effects and highly improbable action (though there is quite a lot of both here anyway). Recommended for serious and semi-serious sci fi fans.
The Island is the first Michael Bay movie I have seen and I really enjoyed it. Far more entertaining than War Of The Worlds for example, which I found quite boring.
The story is pretty standard issue Sci Fi. Fine by me (I wasn’t expecting Bladerunner). It’s a story of cloning and bad scientists up to no good. It’s a quest movie and a chase movie. It looks fabulous, some nice toys to enjoy. The chase scenes maybe improbable but who cares? It’s not Hotel Ruanda (great by the way – love Don Cheedle!!).
You know, I actually found it quite touching and was definitely invested in the well being of the main characters
Ewan McGregor is excellent, he is really fun to watch, he takes the movie seriously and it works. He’s a really good actor, why haven’t I noticed that before? Easy one the eye too which is always good.
Scarlet Johanson is also good, she is lovely to behold and she also turns in a good performance (though never with out lip gloss no matter what) darned makeup people!.
Djimon Hounsou doesn’t have as much to do as the above (they are on screen pretty much the whole movie), however,he holds our attention when he is on screen, another fine actor.
If you want some fun, nothing too deep, that looks good and acting that is entirely entertaining. If you enjoy the adrenalin rush of a good chase and some epic destruction (like I do) this is your movie. Go. 10/10 for FUN.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 16 min (136 min)
Genre Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Director Michael Bay
Writer Caspian Tredwell-Owen (screenplay), Alex Kurtzman (screenplay), Roberto Orci (screenplay), Caspian Tredwell-Owen (story)
Actors Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Djimon Hounsou, Sean Bean
Awards 1 win & 6 nominations.
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.39 : 1
Camera Arriflex 235, Panavision C-Series Lenses, Bell & Howell Eyemo, Panavision C- and E-Series Lenses, Photo-Sonics 4ER, Arriflex 435, Panavision Primo, C-, E-Series and Angenieux HR Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Millennium XL, Panavision Primo, C-, E-Series, Canon and Angenieux HR Lenses, Panavision Panaflex Platinum, Panavision Primo, C-, E-Series, Canon and Angenieux HR Lenses
Laboratory Company 3, Los Angeles (CA), USA (digital intermediate), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints)
Film Length (8 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision2 500T 5218, Vision 250D 5246)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383), D-Cinema