Review: ‘The Island’ is a high-adrenaline film starring Michael Jai White and Gillian White

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Michael Jai White in 'The Island'
Michael Jai White in 'The Island.' Photo Courtesy of 'The Island.'

“The Island” is a high-adrenaline film starring Michael Jai White and Gillian White. #Powerjournalist Markos Papadatos has the scoop.

The synopsis is: When his brother is killed, LAPD officer Mark (Michael J. White) leaves the city to return to the island he grew up on. Seeking answers and ultimately vengeance, he soon finds himself in a bloody battle with the corrupt tycoon who’s taken over the island paradise.

Michael J. White kicks ass literally in every scene that he is in while Gillian White delivers a dynamic performance as his ex-wife Akilah. Jackson Rathbone commands the viewer’s attention as Phil in a controlled and organic fashion. While the screenplay may be mediocre at best (several of the characters could have been developed more), the intricate stunt-work by the actors and the impressive direction by Shaun Paul Piccinino more than makes up for it.

Without giving too much away, it is worth checking out. “The Island” is edgy, filled with suspense, and it will keep viewers at the edge of their seats. It garners a B rating.