Thursday Movie Picks: Summer Vacation

What a coincidence that not only can I pick movies suitable for a summer vacation but that I myself am currently on my summer vacation? It feels like it’s meant to be, and that this list should be epic because of this situation. It’s not epic but it’s pretty good! Also, as you’ve noticed, I’ve looked passed the idea of picking movies that feature people on their summer vacation, and set my sights on adventures and thrilling movies that I love to enjoy during my summer vacation!

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Katy’s Blockbusted Blogathon

Just my luck guys! After coming back from the hibernation, my laptop decided it was time to give up on me and well, it doesn’t look good. Not only did I loose a large amount of important stuff, I was also stripped away from my image-editing software and blog writing possibilities away from home. Not sure how or when I will get my laptop back, if I get it back, but here’s  a fun blogathon to distract you from my life-issues.

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# 112 – The Island

Revisited this movie because I was a bit bored and needed something easy enough to watch but at the same time interesting. The Island is one of my favorites and I don’t really know why, I think it’s Ewan McGregor who makes this movie an absolute pleasure and Scarlett Johansson who wasn’t annoying back then and Michael Bay who hadn’t done the Transformers yet.

Anyway, The Island tells a story about this facility in the dessert that grows organs and babies for people who have a lot of money but since the vegetative state isn’t actually working the whole facility grows actual clones who live, breathe and some even think, question etc. Ewan plays Lincoln Six Echo and Scarlett is Jordan Two Delta (aren’t those such cute names, can you imagine your kid running around the house and you yelling Lincoln Six Echo, stop that! – adorable) who escape  because Lincoln finds out that the island is actually death – what a nice concept.

I’m not gonna get into the mid part and the end because I think it is rather stupid to write about that in reviews, people usually search for them when they haven’t seen the movie – although this came out five years ago I still managed to find a person who hadn’t seen it – my roommate, so yeah, I’m not gonna write how the movie ends – NEVER!

I get a bit of Michael Bay’s humor from it too (which is actually Alex Kurtzman who is the writer of Transformers as well – they seem to work together a lot, might be something they like about each other). But that kind of humor makes rather important moments a bit lighter and doesn’t let the seriousness overcome the action and the fun. Looking back I remember it as a funny action movie which is much better than the new ones (caugh The Killers caugh Knight and Day caugh) – so the movie is quite easy and light and not too much over the top. I think it shows perfectly Bay’s and Kurtzman’s early years when they were good, now I think that Transformers have ruined them a bit, but who knows, I Am Four (which will have its own post soon after this one) is coming out soon and that might make Michael Bay a bit cooler for me. But this only shows that I like all those sci-fi movies, especially after the rom-com’s have died. And this sci-fi movie will remain in my watch-again pile for a while – 3,5 out of 5.