The Island

A futuristic sci-fi thriller starring Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson as a couple on the run

Ewan McGregor and Scarlett Johansson flee from a sinister futuristic underground facility after they discover a horrifying truth about their very existence.

This neat little sci-fi tale then becomes a gargantuan, all-stops-out chase as the baddies hunt down our heroes with all the skill, hardware and trick work that a $120million budget can afford. Ewan and Scarlett are a highly skilled, appealing double act, the film looks great and the thrills and spills are mind blowing.

It’s just a pity the script is bloated and routine and the sci-fi yarn gets lost amid all the brilliant, crazy action.