Despite the powerful duo of McGregor and Johansson, I started this movie with low–okay, reallylow–expectations (the key to movie watching?). I mean, it’s a Michael Bay film… But I was pleasantly surprised. In fact, this might just be Bay’s best work yet.
Instead of a mindless repetition of explosions and chase sequences, The Island is a thought-provoking story of the costs of Utopia and conflict of morality vs. self-interest. In it we can see various facets of our own society and ponder serious issues that face us today, like how far we should trust institutions and at which point secrecy becomes harmful to the public good.
Oh and it is a Bay film, so it does have plenty of action as well.