Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Babylon A.D. (2008)


Great sci-fi film, Babylon A.D. manages to find a real nice balance between the film noir sci-fi and action genres. Unlike many sci-fi noir pieces, Babylon A.D. doesn't stay in the dark throughout, it presents the future dystopia by both day and night, under ground and above. Vin Diesel is a great choice for the main role in this film, drawing on the character of Riddick but infusing a very human conscience into the role. The film takes a look at the way religion is commonly used as nothing more than a tool to control people, without discounting the faith that so many people have in a creator. I recommend this film to all lovers of sci-fi noir who not only love to be entertained with great action sequences, but also dont mind having a little think along the way.

The Plot:

In the near future, Toorop (Vin Diesel) is a mercenary who takes the job of escorting a woman named Aurora from Central Asia to New York. While he thinks this is just an ordinary mission, he gradually finds out that his guest is carrying twins that have the potential to become the next Messiahs - and everybody wants to get their hands on them.

The Cast:

Vin Diesel ... Toorop

Michelle Yeoh ... Sister Rebeka

Mélanie Thierry ... Aurora

Gérard Depardieu ... Gorsky

Charlotte Rampling ... High Priestess

Mark Strong ... Finn

Lambert Wilson ... Darquandir

Jérôme Le Banner ... Killa

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

The Trailer:


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