The Island

The IslandYesterday went to the cinema to see The Island. Friends told me that the movie was nothing interesting, but I wanted to see a movie and got there. Well, it was not that bad!!

Now some comments. If you want to see the movie, don’t read bellow.

First, advertisements: Adidas, Speedo and Chevrolet advertisements were kind of simple, just showing some of their products. Then, there is a car they call Chevrolet but that it isn’t. The logo in the grid is a Porsche one. Also, you can see an advertisement (a real one, and that was interesting) for Calvin Klein. Also, somebody in the movie mentions Cisco but the portuguese translator writes Sisco. The most advertised company was Microsoft. First with XBox 360. I think kids can understand that the kind of game the movie shows is not real. At least the kids which can enter the movie. Then, MSN Search: they are stupid to accept this advertisement. The search engine finds a person in another state but can’t find the contact for one in the same state: Microsoft reallity!

Regarding translation: I wonder why a sentence like “the door at the left” is translated to “a porta à direita” which means “the door at the right”.

I don’t want to discuss much of the movie argument. I think the story could be better, but it is good enough. The screenplay has some problems which makes the flow of the movie strange at points.

Although the man clone has the memory growing accordingly with the original person, that doesn’t happen with the girl. Now, how did she discover sex and kissing? While he went to kill the original man she was just watching TV?

At the end, clones are released. Where will they go? Kill their clone? Make things strange in the planet? And the doctor didn’t have a clone? And why not?

Well, enough comments this time.