Sunday, August 31, 2008

Babylon AD

Went to the movies w. the CIC.

Meh.

Action: Standard fair. Lots of rehashed scenes from earlier Vin Diesel flicks.

Plot: Disjointed. It's like they wanted to make a near future action flick but couldn't decide what kind so they jammed a bunch together. Post-apocalyptal? Super-tech? Disaster? It's all stuffed in there and it hops around so much that none of them really work.

Characters: No real character development. Lots of secondaries that just die or fall away.

Tech: Lots of guns (mostly M-4's) and a few tanks. Fighter drones for border control. A foldable 'Google' map. Homing missiles. Definite 1984 references w/ injectable UN passports and TV's that can't be shut off.

T&A: Very little. A few teaser scenes.

Ending: I swear I just went and saw a Foreign Film. It didn't really end. It just..... stopped.

It would have been OK for a rental but I'm not planning on watching it again unless someone happens to have it on. General disappointment.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Damn you for ruining it for me! I probably still will end up going, though... cannot beat $4.25 matinees. And after watching Death Race last week, it is kind of a given that I am a sucker for mindless violence on the big screen ;).

Anonymous said...

Ditto...

The foreign film ending really sucked...

Anonymous said...

the previews for Babylon AD made me expect something a lot more original... it totally felt like a cross between Minority Report and the Fifth Element

Anonymous said...

I was getting a cross between Minority Report and Children of Men, but Fifth Element works too.

Either way, the movie could have been so much more. Oh well.