Just saw the trailer for The Island. Ewan McGregor, Scarlett Johansson, Sean Bean, Steve Buscemi and so forth? In an action movie about genetic engineering, with who knows how much fodder for moral discussion? This could be my kind of sci-fi.
I am very, very interested. I am also very, very apprehensive, as the film is directed by Michael Bay, whose extremely unsubtle, constantly violent, attention deficit disorder style of filmmaking got on my nerves during Pearl Harbor (and by “violent”, I refer not only to his obsession with bullets and explosions but also to his restless, fidgety use of cuts and the constant physical abuse he heaped on Ben Affleck during the “romantic” scenes), and whose last film, Bad Boys II, I found offensively immoral.
So, I am utterly in the dark. Guess I’ll just have to wait and see the movie.