Saturday, January 03, 2009

Babylon AD - Movie Review

Babylon AD is a futuristic film starring Vin Diesel, who plays Toorop a mercenary who is hired by the Russian mob to to deliver a young woman named Aurora (Mélanie Thierry) to New York City. There is no explaination at the start as to why, but Tootop is banned in the US, so the Russians are abor to give him a fake passport.

Now he arrives at the Noelite Convent to pick up Aurora and she is accompanied by her guardian nun Sister Rebeka (Michelle Yeoh), who has raised Aurora since she was a little child. The adventure begins from there as they have to cross through the great north to Canada and into the US. Someone is trying to stop them from making the delivery.

This is a relatively action packed film that at times seems to have too much action and it makes it hard to watch because bullets are flying and things are blowing up and you just don't know what the hell is going on.

It's one of those futuristic films where every town is run by the bad guys and it's a struggle to trust anyone at all. Nothing new or original about the film and it's plot from what I see.

The story gets weird about the background of Aurora and that she is special learning 19 laguages by age 2 and has all these other special things about her. We also find that once in NY that she is pregnant with twins. It's an immaculate conception as she has never been with a man. Now things unfold and you find out she was created in a lab and genetically altered. Her mother or probably the one whose egg was used happens to be the head of the Noelite church. She wants to use the immaculate conception to grow the church into a large power.

Toorop tries to get her out of NY without turning her over. He gets blown up and is surgically altered with prosthetic limbs to go on and help find Aurora, who has now gone into hiding.

Basically in the end Aurora is found by Toorop, dies giving birth and he's left to raise the twins.

So there you go, I told you the story so you don't have to waste your time seeing this one. It cost $70 million to make and I bet it doidn't gross anywhere near that, my guess is a total flop.

Too much crap to deal with and a reused story as far as I'm concerned. Don't bother with this one.

Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

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