Summer Viewing: The Island

Yeah, I should have started doing this at the beginning of the summer, but things were a bit hectic around here, so I couldn’t really do this until now.

Since we’re in REALITY TV land during the summer, it’s a good time to turn the dial around to other channels you don’t frequent, and to break out the DVDs you’ve been meaning to watch.

We recently wanted The Island, starting Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson. It’s a couple of years old, so if you missed it, it’s worth a look-see.

I’ll give some thoughts about various things in the below, but be warned, there are some –


During the first scene, when Lincoln woke up from that weird dream, the first words out of my mouth were “Anakin? I just had the weirdest dream!”

Yeah, I kept thinking of Obi-wan Kenobi during the whole movie. I didn’t really help they had a scene on two floating craft that seemed a lot like those racers in the Luke/Leia/”little people in furry costumes” trilogy. It also didn’t help that at one point Lincoln goes off alone to shut down the generator for the complex – Oh, Obi-wan… Obi… Always shutting down those generators.

Oh, and those costumes sure had a “Logan’s Run” vibe.


I’m not going to say any more about the movie because, well, saying just about anything about the plot gives too much away.

Anyway, overall the movie was a good summer view. Check it out.

Did you see this movie? What did you think of it?

One thought on “Summer Viewing: The Island”

  1. The movie was pretty good; we enjoyed it ourselves. Yeah, it does feel like Logan’s Run in spots, but it is a different movie. I haven’t seen it for over a year, but it was great nonetheless. 🙂

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