[[caption-width-right:330:This movie is a proud advocate of [[HumanResources recycling!]] Almost 90% of it is [[Film/{{Clonus}} reused]].]]

->"''You're special. You have a very special purpose in life. You've been chosen. The Island awaits you.''"

''The Island'' is a 2005 film by Creator/MichaelBay set TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture starring Creator/EwanMcGregor as [[YouAreNumberSix Lincoln Six Echo]] and Creator/ScarlettJohansson as Jordan Two Delta. They live in a tightly controlled facility for "survivors" from a vague disaster that rendered the Earth uninhabitable except for "The Island", a paradise on Earth. Periodically, survivors "found" in the outside world are brought in, needing to learn basic skills like reading, while others "win the lottery" and get to go to the island.

It turns out [[TomatoInTheMirror they're all clones]] that will be [[PeopleFarms used for spare parts]] as part of a life-insurance policy, and those [[ReleasedToElsewhere sent off to The Island]] [[TheCakeIsALie are killed]]. When Lincoln starts [[GhostMemory getting dreams]] [[GeneticMemory from his original]] he gets curious and stumbles across a harvesting procedure, he goes back to rescue Jordan and the two escape to the outside world.

Many fans consider this an unofficial remake of ''Film/{{Clonus}}'', since both share far too many similarities to be coincidence (in fact, the director of ''Parts'' sued and won an out-of-court settlement). It also seems to have echoes of ''Literature/LogansRun''. Also notable for being one of the ''many'' movies in which Creator/SeanBean is a bad guy.

If you are looking for the novel by Elin Hildebrand, click [[Literature/TheIsland here.]]
!!This film provides examples of:
%%* {{Aesoptinum}}
* AfterTheEnd: Due to an unspecified disaster, Earth is a barren wasteland-or so the clones have been led to believe.
* ArtificialOutdoorsDisplay: The colony has one projecting a scene of a mountain to the inhabitants, masking its [[PeopleFarm true purpose]]. [[spoiler:Lincoln Echo Six disables it at the end to reveal the truth to them.]]
* BrickJoke: Dr. Merrick injects microprobes into Lincoln near the beginning of the film, and says that he will pass them through his urine. Later Lincoln is seen standing in front of of a urinal, groaning, while you can hear something going CLINK CLINK CLINK in the urinal.
* ChekhovsArmory
** Jordan's ability to recognize that Lincoln is lying. [[spoiler: Both Lincolns]]
** Lincoln's surfacing GeneticMemory. [[spoiler:It's how he figures out how to drive.]]
** Lincoln's ability to perfectly imitate his sponsor's Scottish accent. [[spoiler:It's how he's able to convince Laurent that he's Tom.]]
** The barcodes the clones are branded with. [[spoiler:It's what prompts Laurent's HeelFaceTurn when he compares it to his own branding.]]
** The power station Lincoln passes through on his escape. [[It's the one he destroys to shut down the holographic emitters and reveal the outside world to the clones.]]
%%* CityInABottle
%%* CloningBlues
* ColorWash: [[BlueOrangeContrast Orange and Teal]] (see poster at top of this page)
* CoolCar: Lincoln's "real" self designs them as well as boats, which his clone dreams about and are our first clue that something's up.
* EscapedFromTheLab: The lead couple, escaped from the hospital.
* EvilBrit: Dr. Merrick -- he's played by Creator/SeanBean, so of course.
%%* ExpendableClone
* EyeScream: Lincoln is injected with microprobes near the beginning of the film, which enter via the eye sockets.
* FishOutOfWater: Lincoln and Jordan after escaping, they have no concept of how ''anything'' in the real world works.
* GeneticMemory: How Lincoln can drive all the cool vehicles in the movie, and mimic Tom Lincoln's Scottish accent with impeccable accuracy.
* AGodAmI: Merrick's [[MotiveRant motive rant]] near the end of the movie starts heading in this direction, something Laurent is quick to [[LampshadeHanging call him on]].
-->'''Merrick:''' In less than two years I will be able to cure childrens' leukemia. How many people on earth can say that!?
-->'''Laurent:''' Well, I suppose just you and God. That is the answer you were looking for, right?
* GuysSmashGirlsShoot- Lincoln uses crowbars and hand-to-hand combat to fight while Jordan uses guns. [[{{Chickification}} Even though she was shown to be superior at the]] [[ChekhovsSkill combat simulator.]]
** Though another explanation might be that Jordan simply [[TriggerHappy likes guns better]].
* HollywoodAtheist: James [=McCord=], Creator/SteveBuscemi's character, who introduces the concept of religion to them:
-->'''Lincoln Six-Echo:''' What's "God"?
-->'''[=McCord=]:''' Well, you know when you want something really really bad and you close your eyes and you wish for it? God's the guy who ignores you.
* HumanResources: It's revealed that [[spoiler:the "survivors" who are being groomed to repopulate the eponymous Island are really the clones of rich and famous people, used for organ donations and giving birth.]]
* InsistentTerminology: All the workers in the compound refer to the clones as "products", and think about them this way as well, leading to some heartless exchanges like this one:
-->'''Doctor''': You mean you want to destroy $200 million worth of product?
-->(i.e. ''kill'' thousands of ''sentient humans''.)
* JerkWithAHeartOfGold: Steve Buscemi plays one, befriending Lincoln and helping him after escaping despite great reservations.
* KickTheDog: Dr. Merick gets to do this repeatedly, mostly to create dissonance between things he says (e.g. telling investors that their spare parts do not come from sentient humans) and what he does (heartlessly killing a clone ''who actually likes being there'' while praising him for the human trait of curiosity).
* KillingYourAlternateSelf: Although in fairness, most of the insurance policy benefactors probably didn't know that they were paying for the creation and slaughter of fully sentient duplicates. Who can apparently share their dreams.
** Also what Lincoln tricks his pursuers into doing for him, after being betrayed by his original.
* LetsMeetTheMeat: Quoted with darkly amusing and unnervingly apt effect by Buscemi's character ''"Well, just because people want to eat the burgers doesn't mean they want to meet the cow."''
* MeaningfulName: [[spoiler:''[[UsefulNotes/AbrahamLincoln Lincoln]]'' ''[[YouAreNumberSix Six Echo]]'' emancipates the clones.]]
%%* MyNameIsInigoMontoya
* NobodyPoops: Averted, as part of a Brick Joke.
* NoSexAllowed: Inside the community of clones, though to be fair it's more "What is sex?" than "No sex allowed". [[spoiler: Subverted in the outside world...]]
* NowWhat: All right, the good guys win. But where will they go and what can they do with no legally recognized ID, no previous contact with civilization, and little to no knowledge of the world outside? Good question. This may also count as an EsotericHappyEnding.
* OhCrap: When it is discovered that the dead Lincoln is [[spoiler: the original Tom Lincoln and not the clone]].
* TheOutsideWorld: The first act takes place in an underground bunker, inhabited by people who believe the world has been devastated by some vague disaster, with their bunker and a paradise-like place called 'The Island' from which no-one ever returns to be the only remaining bastions of human civilisation. The protagonists, Lincoln and Jordan, escape the bunker when they learn that it's a PeopleFarm where the inhabitants are cloned and harvested for their organs, and discover that the outside world is fine.
%%* PeopleFarms
* PrivateMilitaryContractors: Merrick hires a Blackwater {{Expy}} to hunt down the clones.
* ProductPlacement: Probably one of the most blatant examples in movie history: why are there ads for KFC and Microsoft in a closed society filled with penniless clones?
** As Michael Bay notes in the [[DVDBonusContent director's commentary]], however, this is not really at all unrealistic, considering society today is awash in advertising. (Also, not ''all'' of this society is closed: the [[PunchClockVillain clones' keepers go home at the end of their shifts]] and presumably have somewhere they can go to [[VillainsOutShopping spend their paychecks]].)
** Also, XBOX.
** At the Institute, EveryoneOwnsAMac.
* PunchClockVillain: Djimon Hounsou's mercenary rampages across LA in pursuit of Lincoln and Jordan. [[spoiler: He ends up helping them after the institute considers his mission completed.]]
* ReleasedToElsewhere: Winning a tour to the Island.
* ShoutOut: Someone on that production team has an appreciation for [[Creator/SquareEnix Square]]; [[spoiler: the room where Lincoln and Merrick duke it out]] looks suspiciously like a [[VideoGame/FinalFantasyVII mako reactor]].
** Sector 6 is suspiciously reminiscent of ''LogansRun''.
* ShutUpKiss: When the lead couple kisses for the first time, Lincoln comments on Jordan's amazing [[BuffySpeak tongue thing]], but she tells him to shut up and both continue [[{{Fanservice}} sucking each others lips]].
* SpotTheImposter: [[spoiler: Lincoln actually kills his original (in self defense) by getting the people after him to believe ''he'' was the original.]]
* WalkingTransplant: Customers are told that their "health plans" are brainless vegetables; however for the sake of the story they lied.
* WellIntentionedExtremist: Creator/SeanBean described Dr. Merrick as this in an interview.
** Dr. Merrick presented himself more or less this way to Albert Laurent, although his rather [[UtopiaJustifiesTheMeans megalomaniacal boasting]] suggests he's pretty firmly into villainous MadScientist territory.
%%* YouAreNumberSix