I've had my fill of clones lately. Not only did we have Attack of the Clones a few years ago, but I just finished reading SL Viehl's Stardoc - where the main character, Cherijo, is a clone - and I watched The Island on DVD on Saturday night.
Warning: Movie spoiler!
The Island is the story of clones hidden away from society who think they're winning a lottery to leave their underground complex for 'The Island' - the last uncontaminated place on earth - when in reality they're being harvested for their organs. The storyline was predictable in many places, but kudos for the really outstanding action sequences. They could have fed a small country on the cost of the cars they destroyed in the making of the film. For me it's always a mixture of "Wow! look at that!" and "Geez, what a waste!" whenever I see Hollywood blockbusting stunts.
The problem with a clone films/books is that the whole plot seems to lie in the discovery that they're actually a clone, and then meeting their real maker - who usually turns out to be a nasty piece of work. Check on all counts for The Island. And StarDoc. But where else can a clone story take us? I'm not sure that there's much drama in clone stories except for this. Let me know if I'm wrong.
BTW, didn't the ending seem remarkably like Logan's Run? Actually, a lot of plot elements in The Island reminded me of Logan's Run. Mmmm.