I must say that I read the original source, which in general is a fan of creative Strugatsky brothers and quite picky viewer. And add that to the movie I was already having read all of sharply negative reviews with a strong prejudice and desire most to see that things are really bad. And I was disappointed. In the reviews.
I'll start from the beginning.
Yes, the movie is something removed, something added, but it is quite normal, since the film was withdrawn not by the book and the script, and he can not vary. Yes, an extra insert (for example, the prophet puppeteer), but the scene in 30 seconds can not be so drastically spoil a 2-hour film.
Indeed, many things licked. As soon as the ship appeared on the screen from the Matrix, I thought: the beginning, and even a scene with her grandmother. But then again, even such a beginning can not spoil the whole film.
With regard to the changes. Well, you have surrendered silver shorts, I swear! "Me and the scenery (I doubt that, almost without touching descriptions of the city, Strugatskie had in mind here is a cyber-punk), me and exterior characters (Maxim Kammerer on the book by Brunet). But the story itself passed well, he develops a clear and more or less organically fits into the idea of the movie.
I will say about the casting. Overall, I liked it. Bondarchuk, incidentally, is also very, very much. Yes, the prosecutor in the book was ugly and generally nasty person. In the film, he is also ugly, but it is not repelled by her appearance. And its glamor ... but so what? I see no crime in that Bondarchuk has somewhat changed role for himself and played it, among other things, very well.
The protagonist of me at all impressed, and it's not his looks, but the fact that this is his first role and he played it well, nowhere replaying and not doigryvaya. Eventually, we ought to make some sex symbol movie, and he, in my opinion, very suitable, not Mikhail Boyarsky, of course, but still.
Glad Gaal. Well, the words of Guy on arrival: "You're so skinny!" Is clearly not about her) but she still is very attractive, our response anareksichnym actresses in Hollywood. And also played well, no complaints have.
Sam Guy I too was pleasantly surprised, very afraid to see this movie glamor boy of the club, but he obviously obrutalel, pumped up, earring from his ear pulled (though the holes remain, and every time you close-up on the left was very noticeable).
I just do not like Daddy. Not with a face of the bandit brigade or Boomer to talk philosophical guidance "children". And the captain, Chacha, too, left a contradictory impression. There would Gosha Kutsenko ... And he Ghosh, incidentally, very well managed with the role of the boar, however, dreadlocks could not do).
Can not but mention Anna Mikhalkov! She is very nice to me as Ordi Tudur, and her dark hair in general is to face.
Sergei Garmash perfectly fits the role, Zeph is probably the only character who turned out in the movie the way I have it myself and imagined.
And the last I - The Wanderer, who was also greatly changed for the sake of aesthetics. Perhaps this is not bad, Alexei Serebryakov all the more enjoyable to watch than a bald, eared and ugly uncle.
As for the plot. In the beginning there is a sense really skomkannosti, indistinct, especially when Max goes through the city and the camera switches from one to another so rapidly that really did not have time to discern. But then everything falls into place, stop jumping and going by the book.
Greatly disappointed me only two things. First - no uncle, Rada and Guy, he was certainly not the main character, but very interesting. True this can be explained by the fact that the "GS" - a blockbuster, not a philosophical tale, and if nothing is clean, it was necessary to shoot the show. And the second - dog-Golovan. Here are the werewolves of them really do not worth it, but it was all in favor of action.
And finally, it was not pleasant, but my assessment is not affected - the city itself, the world, life. For those who love the cyber-punk should like it, I do not like, and represented the city is not overgrown and totally crap New York, but rather large, Soviet, with hrushevkami, old (and not-polutankami polubmp) machines and other attributes of life Union . But I'm not filming The Island, so it turned out the way saw him Bondarchuk. A bit disappointing, but not deadly.
And it is precisely for this I appeal to all! Everyone was and is my opinion, what should the world, but we must try to abstract from it and just look at the inhabited island, like a good fantasy action movie or bolbaster, as you like and do not judge so harshly.