Merriam-Webster Online describes an island as follows :
Etymology: alteration (influenced by Old French isle) of earlier iland, from Middle English, from Old English Igland (akin to Old Norse eyland), from ig island (akin to Old English Ea river, Latin aqua water) + land land
1 : a tract of land surrounded by water and smaller than a continent
Here's what should be added to the definition
ISLAND, THE : A roller-coaster type movie that kicks your ass for 127 minutes and leaves you craving more.
Now with a start-up like this, you know I'm going to give this puppy a good rating. So here goes...
First we must begin with what this movie was ripped from. Some of my Sci-Fi buddies over at Spacecast say it's a rip-off of the movie The Clonus Horror (1979). Having not seen this movie and it seems pretty "obscure" at best, I won't comment on it. But judging from the user comments on IMDB, you can tell that it is in fact a rip-off. But you know what? I don't care, don't give a shit. I often bitch about rip-offs but in this case it is forgiven because this puppy rips off something even greater, something written 516 years BCE by some guy no one knows about anymore - some loser philosopher called Plato. The story referred to in his masterpiece, The Republic, is called "The Allegory of the Cave". This very allegory is what started my path in wanting to know "why?" when I was but a wee little college student, 17 year's old and on a seemingly neverending party.
So here is the story, the allegory: Have you ever had a dream, that you were so sure was real? What if you were unable to wake from that dream? How would you know the difference between the dream world and the real world? Sound familiar? It should, The Matrix's premise is the same as this movie. One movie goes on to greatness and forever moulding our pop culture into something else; the other will be remembered as a simple Hollywood summer blockbuster. Because in the end it is what it is. The allegory goes very deep. In The Republic it goes like this... (My redux version)