Greetings from the Land of Enchantment: The Island: Now on Video

Friday, July 28, 2006

The Island: Now on Video

Well, I never would have rented it if my friend hadn't recommended it to me. This near-future science fiction movie boggles the mind. There are too many references to name and too many associations to absord, but in the end, it's a great action-adventure drama that works, despite underusing the talents of Johannson and McGregor. I was totally drawn in.

It covers all the ethical and historical dilemmas of the human psyche: slavery, soul, and solipsism. Medical ethics are thrown out the window in the name of beauty, long-life, and greed. The polarity of the human mind is portrayed by the unwitting acceptance of the majority and the curiosity and desire for 'more' of one lone man--who changes the landscape, literally, for everyone else.

Plus it has great chase scenes! Rent it.


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