Another ‘Minority Report’ future: pessimistic but unfortunately plausible (7/10)
The first summer I was in the Free State in a little bucolic hill town of New Boston, and without my NetFlix, it was easiest to travel half a mile down the old highway to New Boston Pizza and Video… Nice folks with a small store that still carried a pretty wide assortment of VHS video tapes. The cover of this movie caught my eye; the studio was trying to sell it as a high-octane action movie.
Which the second half of the movie is.
But fundamentally The Island is a science fiction movie that deals with some fairly controversial ideas in an intelligent fashion. Unfortunately, it fails to rise above the stereotypical “Don’t fool with Mother Nature” attitude toward technologies that promise human life extension and/or life enhancement. Continue reading