you know what to expect from michael bay by now: summer trash. michael bay movies are consistently high in production value but not necessarily engaging. still, his big hits (bad boys, the rock, armageddon?) outnumber his big duds (pearl harbor). the island never strays far from bay's tried and true formula of explosions, chases, and never ending ammo. the premise for the island is actually kind of interesting, but the movie never moves beyond time killing entertainment.
on the other hand, scarlett johansson looks ravishing as usual. even though i can't really stand seeing her in "normal" roles, since i prefer her quieter, quirkier work. watching her scream "RUN!" over and over again just doesn't do it for me.