* {{Narm}}: Near the end of the movie, when the old couple who rescued Richard chat for about a minute before [[spoiler:abruptly exploding as their house is sabotaged]]. It's so unexpected your first response is to laugh.
** The glaringly obvious use of StockFootage doesn't help.
* RecycledPremise: See ''TheIsland''
* TheScrappy: Original-Richard's whiny (adult) son. Fortunately, he gets his ass kicked and then drowned.
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: The story has real promise and a better script and direction could have made it a very good movie. Creator/MichaelBay does ''not'' count for any of this.
** Robert Fiveson said he thought ''The Island'' was a decent film, and felt Michael Bay [[MisBlamed didn't deserve all the flack for plagiarism]], that the fault really lies on the screenwriter and producers.