You ever come across a movie that when you are watching it, you just say “What the **** am i watching, this makes no sense at all”. This is the exact reaction that i had when i was watching Babylon A.D..
Here is the story in a nutshell. The story takes place in Europe in the year 2017, in which the country has now turned into a war zone, and there are people who watch your every move. A bounty hunter named Toorop (played by Vin diesel), is given a job by a man named Gorsky (played by Gerald Depardieu), to transport a girl named Aurora (Melanie Thierry), from a convent in Kazakhstan to New York City.
Now on to my thoughts about this movie:
For a movie that was bashed by its own director (Mathieu Kassovitz), it is not as bad as i thought it was going to be, but i thought it was going to be crap, so it is not all that good of a movie either. There is just too much left out of the plot as to why Toorop needs to save Aurora, and why he is being followed, and why the world is as corrupt as it is. The action is not really all that intense either. There are a couple of fight scenes and shootout sequences, but nothing more than what you have come to expect from these types of movies nowadays, but they are still fun to watch.
The dialogue spoken by these characters is dull and uninteresting, but then again, you do not hire someone like Vin Diesel for a movie, and expect him to talk all of the time either. It is just the type of movie you watch for the action, and do not really take the time to care about the story all that much. The reason for that is because you never feel any emotional connection to any of the characters throughout the story, because they simply do not do enough to make you feel as if you should care about what happens to them.
Overall, I would say if you like shootout sequences and fight scenes, and do not really care about the plot of a story, then this movie was made for you. To be honest with you though, I need a decent story to go along with it, and this movie just did not do it for me at all.
My Verdict: C-
Rent it and watch it one time, then never think about it again.
Until next time gamers, this is B4 signing off