Sadly, this I feel, Is one of the most underrated films of 2005- it didnt do particularly well at the box office, and not many people went to see it at the cinema (mainly due to poor publicity)
However- i went to see it, and i can assure you that it is edge-of-your seat stuff!
The basic storyline, is that Liclion 6 Echo (Ewan McGregor) and Delta Two Jordan (Scarlett Johansson)think that they (allong with a few other people) are the only people to survive a global contamination, hence why they live in some space age facillity.
The only highlight of thier mundane lives, is to be entered into a lottery to go to "the island" -the only part of the world left uncontaminated.
But when someone realises that the lottery may not be as random as they think it is, Liclion and Delta start a race to the truth and to find out if theres more to thier lives than they think...
- I know that was a pretty sketchy plot outline, but i dont want to give anything away!!!
The special effects are amazing, and reflect the huge budget which was spent on the film!!
Both lead characters were excellent, and we see a more action hero like character from Scarlett Johansson, showing her amazing acting talents which here are very different to the dreamy "Charlotte" we saw in "Lost in translation".
If you havent seen the flim and cant descide about it, -trust me- its worth every penny, and its something you WILL watch more than once!!!