Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Movie Review of Babylon A.D

Babylon A.D - 4.5/10
Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz
Cast - Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh

Plot Summary
Veteran-turned-mercenary Thoorop 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.

This movie is a best of for all of Vin Diesel's action movies.First you will see Vin Diesel as Riddick in Pitch Black then you will see xXx as well.there will be glimpses of Fast and Furious and at the end,the Pacifier also.there's nothing really fantastic about this movie.Only fans of Vin Diesel will like this show.the movie is pretty much mindless entertainment,you wont be seeing outstanding acting or shit like that.
But even for mindless entertaining movies,you need at least decent cinematography and camera works at least.
which is one thing what I didn't like about this movie.it's pretty obvious the director is very inexperienced.The camera works were pretty bad and at times unnecessary.If the cameraman had kept the camera works simple,the movie would be better.for example, the fight scenes,all you can see is a flurry of lights which gets a bit irritating after awhile.
The special effects were pretty ok.the editing was not really that good.
But all in all if you like movies like pitch black,chronicles of Riddick,transporter,transporter 2(I think you know where I am going with this),then I would definitely recommend you watching this in a cinema.

Best Quote
Toorop: [narration] Save the planet. What for? Life's simple. Kill or be killed. A survivors' code. My code. And it all sounds great until the day you find yourself confronted by a choice. A choice to make a difference or to walk away and save yourself. I learned something that day. Too bad it was the day I died.

Recommended movies by the director
Gothika (which I think is a fuckall show but that's the only one I know)

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