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Sunday, January 22, 2006

The Island

Ok, this one is a while in coming..but for Jes: The Island.

The biggest difficulty with this film is that it never really knows what it wants to be. Action? Sci-Fi Thriller? Futuristic Social Statement? All elements are present, and committment to any one genre would have moved this film from meandering to unqualified excellent.

That being said..I found the content very compelling. It is yet another consideration of the point of sentience. Without the bleakness of Bladerunner, it considers the power of life in the light of day. In this case the "light of day" are the truths of our time: Money drives research and development. Money is everything, and Money is above ethical thinking or moral positioning.

I'm reminded of Jeff Goldblum's character in Jurrassic Park's comments about life as a machine once started, runs on its own power. Once started Nature will take its course in spite of the will or the money men throw at it.

my 2 cents.

If you didn't see it, I suggest PPV or DVD

til next time.



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