The Island and Brave New World

1430 WordsMar 11, 20136 Pages
Short introduction to the movie: The movie “The Island” takes place in the year 2019, where rich people can buy a “life-insurance” in form of a clone. The clones live separately under the earth in an old military site, where they have no acces to the real world. They have been told that they are the only survivors of a catastrophy that contaminated the whole world. They live separately under the observation of Dr. Merrick, the unscrupulous chief of the organisation. The clones are used for their original human being, who is called their “sponsor”, when he or she gets sick and needs a new organ or the feminine clones can be used involuntarily as a surrogate mother. The clones believe in the lottery which is their sense of life. In the…show more content…
man is prepared to kill in order to survive a bit longer. In my opinion the movie helps to understand the situation and the topic of the novel. If there is time , maybe we can watch the movie in class.( Jannis Gerner) Two obvious similarities is: 1) They are both intellectual thrillers 2) neither are real places. Now the other similarities are found in this review. I hope you see them as I did.;) But the most curious and surprising thing about The Island is that not only do a lot of things go boom, but it is a philosophically and morally explosive piece of art. In an interview about The Island Sean Bean (The Lord of the Rings), who plays the bad guy, mused: "I found [The Island] quite disturbing…because it makes you think about it…You really have to wonder if it's right." By "it" Bean means human cloning and all the many contingent moral dilemmas arising from its practice, which pertinent moral dilemmas the film tackles with a lovely-to-behold moral deftness. The movie was so very deeply disturbing; and that is the greatest complement I can give it.
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