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Babylon A.D.
     

Babylon A.D.

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Director: Mathieu Kassovitz

Cast: Vin Diesel, Mélanie Thierry, Michelle Yeoh

 

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Hong Kong action icon Michelle Yeoh stars alongside American muscle Vin Diesel in this science fiction thriller concerning a nun who is charged with the task of caring for a young girl who may be the carrier of a deadly virus. Based on author Maurice Dantec's Babylon Babies, this tale of genetic

Overview

Hong Kong action icon Michelle Yeoh stars alongside American muscle Vin Diesel in this science fiction thriller concerning a nun who is charged with the task of caring for a young girl who may be the carrier of a deadly virus. Based on author Maurice Dantec's Babylon Babies, this tale of genetic manipulation comes to the screen courtesy of director Mathieu Kassovitz.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/06/2009
UPC:
0024543543848
Original Release:
2008
Rating:
NR
Source:
20th Century Fox
Time:
1:41:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Vin Diesel Toorop
Mélanie Thierry Aurora
Michelle Yeoh Sister Rebekah
Lambert Wilson Darquandier
Mark Strong Finn
Jérôme Le Banner Killa
Charlotte Rampling High Priestess
Gérard Depardieu Gorsky
Joel Kirby Dr. Newton
Souleymane Dicko Jamal
David Belle kid with tattoos
Radek Bruna Karl
Jan Unger fight promoter
Abraham Belaga assistant to High Priestess
Gary Cowan Neolite executive
David Gasman Neolite researcher
Lemmy Constantine Neolite marketic executive

Technical Credits
Mathieu Kassovitz Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Thierry Arbogast Cinematographer
Nicolas Becker Sound/Sound Designer
Eric Besnard Screenwriter
Chattoune Costumes/Costume Designer
Paul Cross Production Designer
Fab Costumes/Costume Designer
Alain Goldman Producer
Jina Jay Casting
Avram "Butch" Kaplan Executive Producer
Sonja Klaus Production Designer
Shavo Odadjian Score Composer
Atli Orvarsson Score Composer
John Rodda Sound/Sound Designer
RZA Songwriter
David Valdes Executive Producer
Benjamin Weill Editor

Scene Index

Babylon Babies featurette; Arctic Escape Featurette; Fit for the Screen Featurette; Flight of the Hummers Featurette; Prequel to Babylon A.D.: Genesis of Aurora Digital Graphic Novel; BonusView; Scene Evolution; Still Gallery; BonusView A.D. Commercials; ; Disc Two - Digital Copy of Babylon A.D. for Portable Media Players compatible with Apple iTunes

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Babylon A.D. 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite films, from one of my favorite directors. Naysayers should not be heeded. Not only is this an awesome action/adventure movie, an exceptional science fiction film, but is also an extremely smart social commentary - discussing everything from anarchy vs. control, biology vs. technology, and what it takes to change the world. It has everything. Great fight scenes, good explosions, smart dialogue, parkour, interesting and believable technology, and a well-crafted story. I have watched it over and over, and never get tired of it. I see something new every time. It is a great blend of "badassness" and intelligence. What else could one want?!
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edvardjr More than 1 year ago
It's easy to say that "such and such is the worst movie I've ever seen." But sometimes you see a movie and realize that that phrase is the only thing you can say. For one thing, there's almost no action in this movie, which is fine if the movie isn't trying to be an action movie, but this movie seems like it wants to be; also, the action is pathetic, choppy, and too much shaky-cam (when are directors going to learn?). The movie opens in some near future terrible times, but what exactly is going on is never made clear. One character makes a passing reference to global warming but that can't explain the oppressive feeling about every environment in the film. But at every turn in the movie, the filmakers give no explanation to what is happening. What is that device? What does it do? Who is that person? What is their motivation? Why are they not telling me? Directors need to continually reflect on Hitchcock: when the audience knows what's going on, it makes the situation more exciting. Suddenly the movie ended and I didn't understand why or what had transpired or why one character had to die and what the-- was that the climax already? How weak! Basically, the movie is just one advertisement to read the book so that you can understand what you've just seen, because it does seem like there might be something interesting at the core of this story but when they were putting together the movie, they lost sight of what they were trying to do.
Hugo-Z-Hackenbush More than 1 year ago
Babylon A.D. takes place in a semi-post apocalyptic world, though ther is never any substantial explanation of how it happened. Vin Diesel does well enough as a mercenary, charged with the delivery of a young lady to New york, from a monestary in central asia. Michelle Yeoh is a nun who protects the girl as they travel. Miss Yeoh is the best part of the movie, though her fight scenes, as with almost all the others in the movie are framed much too close. The close shots and editing made these sequences confusing, and removed a great deal of the pleasure that comes from watching well choreographed martial arts action. Aside from that, the ending was very vague and unsatisfying, with nothing resolved. I suspect that a sequal is planned, which is unfortunate.