Monday, September 15, 2008

The Diesel is back you hatin bastards

BABYLON A.D. (2008)

Vin is back, screw you all if you hate. Yes he has made some horrible decisions, yes, he is, or might be gay, whatever. He kicks ass good, real good, when given the opportunity, and he is on full display here.
Future is bad, real bad. All post apocalyptic. Vin is a bad man, who is very good at being better than the next bad guy, he gets hired by chubby mobster (oh future, good to know you still have fat Russian mob guys) to transport super hot girl. Along the way Vin takes on every thing from sub operators to crazy rail jumping kids, all after over this hot girl. Plot gets complicated when she begins to show some seriously uneven behavior, and it becomes apparent there are some much more sinister forces at work.
The action is fun, the sets are a great throwback to escape from new york, or even at times blade runner (I only mention it after the words slight, relax). The plot gets really, and I do mean, really @#!$ up by the end. One of the few movies I've walked out of feeling I needed to read the book (Babylon Babies for anyone who remembers how to read... well other than my wicked sic reviews anyway). I caught the ending, but the other 8 peeps i was with were lost... One clue for you, the church bitch is a computer... Take it form there.
The action scenes are a lot of fun, and Vin holds it down macho style, with some great lines. The chick is hot, and well acted actually, kinda surprising, I think she's a model in the real world. Michelle Yeoh always adds some respect to an ensemble cast, she is dine-no-mite. This film did not do well at the box office, who can blame you public folks, Riddick was lack luster, and the pacifier, really? But I assure you, the V-D (lol, yeah I went there) is back in your system you non believers. Kicking ass, well, usually forgetting to take names, but hey, its all good.

There was a lot of hate from some cast members, and even the director claiming the movie company messed around with the editing, and the script... blah, blah, blah... Shut up. the flick was fun. Was it a deep, heart warming, mind bending tale, no, it was an action flick, stop you whining.

movie scale 3 out of 5 stars
Action scale 3.5 out of 5 stars

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