Veteran-turned-mercenary Toorop takes the high-risk job of escorting a woman from Russia to America. Little does he know that she is host to an organism that a cult wants to harvest in order to produce a genetically modified Messiah.
In a near future, the mercenary Toorop is hired by the powerful criminal Gorsky to take a woman named Aurora from a Noelite Convent in Central Asia to New York. In return, he will receive a large amount of money and a clear passport. Toorop joins Aurora and her guardian Sister Rebeka as they cross the dangerous Russian landscape chased by mercenaries that also want Aurora. On their journey, Toorop discovers that Aurora has special abilities and once in New York, they see on the news that the Noelite Convent has just been bombed. When Aurora discloses that she is a virgin and pregnant with twins, Toorop realizes that there is something sinister behind his mission and that he and Sister Rebeka are not part of Gorsky's plans.
Now, I like Vin Diesel. OK, so he's probably never going to win the Oscar for best actor, but he does have a strong screen presence, a wonderfully interesting face, an aptitude for action/adventure and, above all, that great voice.
Babylon AD - an action/adventure movie with scifi trimmings - therefore must have seemed like a good idea. The plot is straightforward - Diesel's mercenary thug-for-hire couriers a somewhat mystical young woman from middle Europe to New York, where she is to be the focal point for a religious cult.
The thing is, there are things in movies which you don't need to explain - most of the scifi trimmings, for instance, which one can quite happily accept as part of this near future world - but then there are things which you really do need to explain: in this case, things like how the young lady turns out to be able to avoid injury from a missile exploding right in front of her (if you've seen the trailer, you'll have noticed that the explosion blows her hair all over the place, in slow motion yet, but she's not even scratched). Perhaps it is explained somewhere but, if so, the explanation is so bungled that I didn't catch it. And there's a lot of stuff which needs explaining, but isn't.
I came out of the movie going "Huh?", and I wasn't alone.
And this is a shame, because there are some things to admire. The film goes for, and achieves, a look of its own. The effects are fine. Michelle Yeoh is, again, excellent in an underwritten role. There are nice touches like New York streets being full of small vehicles - no explanation, presumably an extrapolation of fossil fuel shortages, but no explanation necessary. There's also an almost unrecognisable (and almost certainly dubbed) Gerard Depardieu doing heaven only knows what (and with a prosthetic nose, yet - what was the matter? Was his real nose not big enough and misshapen enough?), and Charlotte Rampling, who looks - and acts - as if she's been mummified. And the young woman central to the plot shouts a lot - I think an explanation was offered for that, but never followed up on.
The best thing to say about this movie is that it failed to realise its potential. I don't know why people are so down on this movie. But, if you have to say, "aint" then maybe you need to get out more.
Vin doesn't do a bad job of acting....he is a mercenary, not your typical leading man. (the character he plays) I like the story, although it is always difficult to think of our home planet so incredibly destroyed and downtrodden. Very sad.
In the end there is hope and that is always nice. I liked Michelle Yeoh also, she did a great job.
All in all, not a bad sci-fi AT ALL. At least it wasn't a movie called a sci-fi because it had a huge animal or beast monster in it. Sick of those.
Hope you watch the movie and find it interesting. It is. As long it sticks to that chase, Babylon A.D. remains a sub-passable lead-footed action film with neat scenery. Babylon A.D. is based on Babylon Babies (1999), a novel by French science fiction writer Maurice Georges Dantec. Anno Domini, which is Latin for "year of our lord", referring to the years since Jesus Christ was traditionally born. As a frame of reference, the year 2014 can be written as A.D. 2014. Anno Domini corresponds to Common Era (C.E.), a term that does not use the religious reference explicit in "Anno Domini." Undetermined, but after having seen the tigers, Aurora mentions that they were extinct in 2017. The tigers they saw were the second generation of clones. Judging by the sci-fi technology we see throughout the film, and the fact that Toorop (Vin Diesel) was born sometime before the attacks of 11 September 2001 as we know in his flashback sequence, New York City's population growth, and how Aurora also mentions the Soviet submarine—that it is over 30 years old. The film probably takes place in the late 2020s or the 2030s. No. As noted above, Babylon A.D. is based on the novel Babylon Babies. Other than the word "Babylon" and the fact that both stories are futuristic, there is no connection. WorstPreviews.com has posted an article in which they provide quotes supposedly made by director Mathieu Kassovitz in an interview with AMCTV in which Kassovitz admits anger with the final results of this film, particularly the fact that it got edited down to 93 minutes in order to get a PG-13 rating. Babylon A.D. has a rather wild history in the States. The movie got cut prior to its US theatrical release in order to get a PG-13 rating. This lead to a dispute between Kassovitz and Fox, because the director was not amused. His original cut got released in several European countries, whereas Americans had to wait for the home cinema release of the movie, to see the longer version of this movie, which is called Raw and Uncensored, Extended Harder Cut in the US. The total difference between both versions is about 10 minutes but there are several changes to the plot and in the end, hence two different movies. a5c7b9f00b
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