Watch: Babylon A.D. 2008 123movies, Full Movie Online – In a near future, the mercenary Toorop is hired by the powerful criminal Gorsky to take a woman named Aurora from a Noelite Convent in Central Asia to New York. In return, he will receive a large amount of money and a clear passport. Toorop joins Aurora and her guardian Sister Rebeka as they cross the dangerous Russian landscape chased by mercenaries that also want Aurora. On their journey, Toorop discovers that Aurora has special abilities and once in New York, they see on the news that the Noelite Convent has just been bombed. When Aurora discloses that she is a virgin and pregnant with twins, Toorop realizes that there is something sinister behind his mission and that he and Sister Rebeka are not part of Gorsky’s plans..
Plot: A veteran-turned-mercenary is hired to take a young woman with a secret from post-apocalyptic Eastern Europe to New York City.
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I like Vin Diesel. Even if he is not flavour of the month anymore, if he ever was, I make no apologies for that statement. I have a story I would like to share.
In 2002, after the release of “Pitch Black” and “xXx”, and even though I was possibly too old to indulge in such childishness, I wrote Vin a fan letter. I expressed my admiration for his work and politely requested an autograph on a magazine, featuring Vin on the cover, that I had enclosed with a stamped addressed envelope. A month later the magazine arrived back and it had been autographed.
I have no idea if the autograph is genuine. It may well have been signed by Vin Diesel, or maybe it was just signed by somebody in Vin Diesel’s office. I will never know. Do you know what? I don’t care. Somebody went to the effort to send that autograph to me for that I think that Vin is sound, is cool and I give him much respect.
I just wish that Vin appeared in better movies. This brings us to “Babylon A.D.”.
Good things. The presentation of the near future world in “Babylon A.D.” is beautifully done. Compare and contrast the difference between the collapsing, grunge-like, shabby Eastern Bloc, with the hi-tech, neon lit New York. Very well put together. “Babylon A.D.” also has a really intriguing cast (Charlotte Rampling, Mark Strong, Michelle Yeoh, Gérard Depardieu), some good action sequences and an interesting, if derivative, plot.
Bad things. “Babylon A.D.” is a mess. There is evidence of extensive tampering with and shortening of the movie in the editing suite. (I read one rumour that 70 minutes had been cut from the movie, although the Director claims that this was more like 15 minutes.) The ending is absolutely awful and apparently not the one that the Director intended.
Director Mathieu Kassovitz has mostly disowned “Babylon A.D.”, calling it a movie of ‘pure violence and stupidity’. There is nothing wrong with cinematic ‘pure violence and stupidity’ as such, but I for one would like to have seen Mathieu Kassovitz’s original vision. It could have been great.
Such a shame. I have always felt that Vin Diesel could have been the new Stallone, but bad choices have turned him into new Van Damme.
Still, “Babylon A.D.” is currently the #2 film at the US Box Office, so what do I know?
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 30 min (90 min), 1 hr 41 min (101 min) (unrated)
Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Mathieu Kassovitz
Writer Maurice G. Dantec, Mathieu Kassovitz, Éric Besnard
Actors Vin Diesel, Michelle Yeoh, Mélanie Thierry
Country United Kingdom, France, United States
Awards 1 nomination
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby Digital, DTS, SDDS
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arricam LT, Panavision Primo Lenses, Arricam ST, Panavision Primo Lenses, Arriflex 435 Xtreme, Panavision Primo Lenses, Arriflex 535B, Panavision Primo Lenses
Laboratory DuboiColor, France, Laboratoires Franay Tirages Cinematographiques (LTC), Paris, France, Scanlab Film et Vidéo
Film Length 2,754 m (Sweden), 2,782 m (Portugal, 35 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm (Kodak), Video (HDTV)
Cinematographic Process Digital Intermediate (2K) (master format), Panavision (anamorphic) (source format) (some scenes), Super 35 (source format)
Printed Film Format 35 mm (Kodak Vision 2383)