The comparisons between “The Island” and “The Clonus Horror” have been made for months. Now, it seems, the creator of the original movie is going to sue.
I know the reviews have been awful for Michael Bay’s latest movie, but I still want to see it. Sometimes, you just want to shut your brain off and enjoy the spectacle, you know? I’m one of the few people in the world who didn’t hate “Armageddon” with a white hot passion. I didn’t think it was the greatest thing since “Cats,” but it was an entertaining flic that had some very clumsy plot contrivances.
“The Island” just looks like a fun popcorn movie.
Now, though, I want to dig up my tape of the MST3K edition of ‘Clonus’ before I see the new big screen release.
I better hurry it up, though, as “The Island” didn’t do very well in its opening weekend. It finished fourth. OUCH. That surprises me. It had plenty of promotion and a slick trailer or two. The thought that “Stealth” might outperform it is a bit worrisome, but I bet that would only happen because the word of mouth on “Stealth” is that it looks so bad that you have to see it.
It’s possible that there will be a big lesson learned from all this: If you’re going to rip off another movie, make sure it’s not one that’s been MiSTed first.