Michael Bay has a brain. Who knew?
As a first-time outing without the overadrenalized Jerry Bruckheimer, ‘The Island’ comes off as a well considered project. While few of the ideas posited in this new film are ‘new’, Bay and screenwriters Alex Kurtzman and Roberto Orci have done a more than serviceable job of recycling ideas from other movies that arrived D.O.A.
‘The Island’ is, of course, a remake of ‘Parts:The Clonus Horror‘ (1979), one of the most sordid of D-grade Mystery-Science Theater 3000 candidates, ever. ‘Clonus’ was ‘Coma‘ (1978) made on a budget of $256,000. Straight-to-video? Straight-to-the-SciFi Channel? Not even close. Even Albert Pyun never managed to stink up celluloid so badly – though he’s come close, many a time. [Read more →]