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      The Inhabited Island

      2008 2h 0m Sci-Fi Action List
      Reviews 40% Audience Score 250+ Ratings While traveling through space in the year 2157, a member of Free Search Group makes an emergency landing on an unknown planet. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Audience Member Shot close to the original novel plot-wise it lacks its essence though. The performances and some of the visual effects are at the very least questionable. Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Awesome SF movie. Love the short cinema cut. But adore the two long movies. More stuff like that would be awesome and really enjoyable. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/15/23 Full Review Audience Member Based on the novel but far from it, this film delivers action along with an interesting universe of characters, environments, drama. To bad it's not widely available in the US because I think Sci-Fi fans would love it! Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/20/23 Full Review Audience Member Imagine Star Wars meets Blade Runner... in Russian Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/10/23 Full Review Audience Member Il se passe, semble-t-il, plein de choses dans ce film de Science-fiction russe, techniquement aux normes de l'année 2012, esthétiquement intéressant à l'occasion, scénaristiquement portnawak. Un bellâtre frisotté aux pouvoirs surhumains échoue sur une planète. Aide la dictature en place. Puis aide les rebelles. Tombe amoureux. Se fait des potes. Comprend des choses. Refuse d'exécuter les ordres. Enfin, pas forcément dans cet ordre là mais tout était fort confus... "Battlestar Rebellion" (c'est simple, quand vous ne trouvez pas de titre pour un truc de SF, appelez-le "Battlestar quelque chose") est inspiré de la bande-dessinée soviétique de 1969 "Prisoner of power". Pourtant, rien à voir avec le matérialisme de "Solaris" puisque l'aspect narratif passe nettement au second plan, le réalisateur étant très occupé à compiler les séquences explosives et à s'attendrir sur une romance bidon Le film souffre de la tare récurrente qui frappe les Blockbusters russes (y compris les plus réussis comme "Daywatch") : même quand le fond se montre digne d'intérêt - ce qui n'est pas spécialement le cas ici -, les réalisateurs s'en foutent royalement et concentrent toute leur énergie sur le volet hollywoodien - dans le plus mauvais sens du terme - du film. Il en résulte un gloubiboulga à peine cohérent en guise de scénario, et des scènes d'action qui, du coup, perdent tout enjeu. Le spectateur occidental n'étant pas familier des héros russes, ni incité par patriotisme à s'ébahir sur une technique honnête mais pas renversante, il s'endormira très vite. Rated 1.5 out of 5 stars 02/05/23 Full Review Audience Member Obitameyy Ostrov (Feodor Bondarchuk, 2008) Thirty minutes into Obitameyy Ostrov (released in English-spaeking countries as The Inhabited Island), I was wondering idly when they would introduce a plot and stop trying to wow us with the wonders of the admittedly well-spent special effects budget. The plot did appear soon after thatâ"but unfortunately, it turned out to be a kind of mash-up of Equilibrium and Babylon A.D.. So I decided to ignore the plot altogether and just try to be wowed by the special effects a la Casshern. Yeah, it didn't work too well here, either. The plot... well, I can't really tell you, to be honest. It has to do with a guy who crash-lands on a âprimitiveâ? (read: twentieth-century) planet and becomes embroiled in a rebellion against the planetary government. At least, as far as I can tell. The fact that the approach I'm advocating to this film, which is based on a novel by the Bondarchuk brothers (whose Roadside Picnic was made into one of the best films of all time, Andrei Tarkovsky's Stalker), involves ignoring the plot entirely is deeply depressing. It's obvious that the source material could be done far, far better than it was, and you'd think a director as normally talented as Bondarchuk (1814) would have had some sense of how to approach it given that the ghost of Uncle Andrei is standing right behind him... but no. Instead, we get a sci-fi special effects extravaganza worthy of Michael Bay or Kiriya Kazuaki. In other words, if you love movies where lots of shit blows up and you can turn your brain off, you'll find this a good deal of fun. But don't go in expecting the next Stalker or you'll be as disappointed as I was. ** Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/11/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis While traveling through space in the year 2157, a member of Free Search Group makes an emergency landing on an unknown planet.
      Director
      Fedor Bondarchuk
      Producer
      Fedor Bondarchuk
      Screenwriter
      Eduard Volodarskiy
      Production Co
      Art Pictures Studio, Non-Stop Productions
      Genre
      Sci-Fi, Action
      Original Language
      Russian
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 9, 2018
      Runtime
      2h 0m
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