[The Calgary Sun] May 1, 2006--Last year's movie, The Island, was more than just an attractive thriller starring Scarlett Johansson and Ewen McGregor.
It was a challenging look at the future of genetic ethics. In the film, set in the near future, famous and powerful people pay a company to create a clone of themselves, to be kept in case they ever need an organ transplant. The story centres around two of those clones -- one a clone of a supermodel, the other a clone of a famous designer -- who break out of their prison.
What a dystopian future -- a place where there are two castes of humans, where clones exist as nothing more than spare parts for their masters.
Well, that may or may not be the future in North America, where The Island is set, but it is the shocking present in Communist China.