Veteran-turned-hireling Toorop takes the high-risk headache of escorting a woman from Russia to America. No does he cognizant of that she is host to an body that a cult wants to procure in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.
Babylon A.D. Vin Diesel's veteran-turned-mercenary escorts an innocent young woman through an apocalyptic futurescape, unsure whether she is human bomb or new messiah. From the director of La Haine, Mathieu Kassovitz
"I learned something that day: you can't always walk away. Too bad it was the day I died."
The sound of Vin Diesel's inimitable inflections uttering these words in the voiceover that opens Babylon A.D., and the image of a fiery explosion reflected in the actor's wide-open eye, seem to ally Mathieu Kassovitz's latest to that body of other films - Sunset Blvd (1950), Shallow Grave (1995) and I Saw Ben Barka Get Killed (2005) amongst them - where dead men really do tell tales.
Diesel's character Toorop, it would appear, is doomed from the very outse...
Not exactly Babylon
Fraught with delays and problems during production, Babylon AD is perhaps better known for the fact that it's own director, Mathieu Kassovitz, slammed the film before release, labeling it as little more than a 'bad episode of 24'. Due to alleged interference from Twentieth Century Fox the original script was severely cut by as much as 70 minutes to bring it into the hour and a half bracket. And it shows, with a disparate and at times perplexing pace that clearly leaves a lot unsaid. But despite this there is still the shadow of what the film could have been, and is worth a rental if you're a fan of Sci-Fi, though if you're not it may be better to give this one a miss.
Based on the 1999 book 'Babylon Babies' by Maurice Georges Dantec, Babylon AD is about o...
Kind of a cross between the 5th Element and Triple X.
The film has been edited and cut to pieces, to the point where the final 30 minutes makes you ask yourself 'What's going on? Oh, hang on, do I actually care anymore?'
Having read the trvia page on IMDB for this film, you can read that it ran heavily over schedule and was sliced and diced by the studio's editors.
However, the best peice of triva is when it says the film was not aired for US Critics. Says it all really!
One to avoid.
Coulod have been so much better
The black lie is decorous and Vin Diesel is as hot as ever. The deliberate eefects and decors are very rectitude as well. However the encounter scenes are gruesome because of the camera cuts. In lieu of of concentrating on chestnut capacity fitting for some time in to see the moves it jumps from one person to another and you don't see anything.
This is very frustrating and even granted it creates a formlessness that represents the circumstances in which our heroes are, it also makes it very spirituous to follow.
The other thing that is bad is the ending. In a flash they jump the geste individual months into the expected and then several years with no excuse of what happenned in between.
The 1st scene in the prospective, without giving too much spoiler doesn't ...
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