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[Movie Review] Babylon A.D. (no spoilers)

Short intro of the movie : Toorop (Vin Diesel) is a mercenary surviving in the very run down land of Russia. His appearance is of one that has seen many things in his life and killed many people, hardened with scars on his face. He is then assigned to deliver a girl from a convent in Khazakstan to New York. She looks innocent but something lurks between those glassy eyes. What is her secret? And who are these people that are after her?

Have you guys seen the trailer for this? Vin Diesel with his growly voice fighting, Michelle Yeoh with her flying kicks and that awesome awesome scene with where the missle exploded around the girl (Melanie Thierry) and the flames just swirled around her without hurting her.

Well, this is yet another case of trailer-is-better-than-the-movie. In the beginning the movie was exciting, with the fighting and the shooting but after that, it was all just boring. And the ending? This is the movie that will make you go “What? That’s it?!?!”

Interesting story but the ending was such a dissapointment. Even the director himself Mathieu Kassovitz isn’t happy with the movie. He said there were too many cuts. So much so that even Vin Diesel joked “”Am I even in the movie any more, or am I on the cutting room floor?” [Source] Its sad when even the director and actors themselves aren’t too pleased with the movie.

My rating : 1.5 of 5 stars :(

Much thanks to Miu [review] for getting tickets to the premiere :) and even getting one extra for me at the very last minute. Hurley [review] and UncleFrog [review] was there tho I didn’t see them (and uncle sombong dowan to tegur me :().

Oh yea, did u guys notice the RELA ppl patrolling the cinema? Hoping to catch some people recording I think. Pls, who would want to show a cam version of such a lousy show.


  • Frog Prince

    hmm, indah khabar dari rupa kan? and i have to brave a 2 hours journey to reach that cinema. pastu, my wife not watching, i ajak my best friend go, he pon tidur gak dalam hall. bengang betul.

    ya, i saw the rela guys, not so dahsyat as in the star wars movie, that one really like, huh? WTF!! kind of environment. cartoon, who would want to curi record cartoon?

    lastly, next round, we must sit down and chit chat a bit lah. may be instead of watching movie, let’s go and do something else pulak, karaoke, may be?

  • IcedNyior

    takde la best sgt. lagi best tgk Wall-E berulang-ulang kali. LOL!

    My reviews seldom got spoiler :P No kissing scenes also :(

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