Babylon A.D.

Vin Diesel and Mélanie Thierry in Babylon A.D. (2008)
Titles: Babylon A.D.
People: Vin Diesel, Mélanie Thierry
Countries: Australia, Canada, United States
Source: IMDb

What is it?

The 2008 science fiction action movie Babylon A.D.

What is it about?

This is how Rotten Tomatoes describes this movie:

It is the not-too-distant future. Thousands of satellites scan, observe and monitor our every move.

Much of the planet is a war zone; the rest, a collection of wretched way stations, teeming megalopolises, and vast wastelands punctuated by areas left radioactive from nuclear meltdowns.

It is a world made for hardened warriors, one of whom, a mercenary known only as Toorop, lives by a simple survivor’s code: kill or be killed.

His latest assignment has him smuggling a young woman named Aurora from a convent in Kazakhstan to New York City.

Toorop, his new young charge Aurora and Aurora’s guardian Sister Rebeka embark on a 6,000-mile journey that takes them from Eastern Europe, through a refugee camp in “New Russia,” across the Bering Straight in a pilfered submarine, then through the frozen tundra of Alaska and Canada, and finally to New York.

Facing obstacles at every turn, Toorop, the killer for hire, is tested like never before, in ways he could never have imagined–as he comes to understand that he is the custodian of the only hope for the future of mankind.

For the first time in his life, Toorop has to make a choice: to make a difference or walk away and save himself.

Too bad it came on the day he died.

My Thoughts

All of my brothers and I watched this movie at a movie theater in the city of L years ago when this movie came out, it was the second movie that we saw at the movie theater that day, and we watching this before a hurricane was possibly going to hit our state.

We watched the movie Death Race before we watched this, and we liked this movie better than Death Race even though critics would disagree with us.

Unfortunately this movie felt very incomplete like major plot elements were removed, and so some things did not make sense and had little to no explanation; it was like they cut important parts from the film or something.

But I did like the premise, the action, the setting, and Mélanie Thierry in this movie.

My brothers and I had a pretty good time watching this movie and we felt better after watching this movie than we did after watching Death Race, and so I have positive memories/feelings of that special occasion where I got to watch two movies in a movie theater with my brothers before a hurricane.

The end,

-John Jr

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