I guess I won’t be seeing “Babylon A.D.” in theaters after all.

The trailers make it look somewhat interesting, but when the director of the movie himself tells you it sucks then it’s probably not one to spend money on:

Diesel emphasizes the movie’s theme of smuggling people across national borders. “This whole thing that’s happening in Georgia right now is so fresh that no one has even asked about it yet,” he says. “We’re coming into an age where borders are closing, and I think that our society will be numb to it because of our freedom in the virtual world, our freedom in the Internet.”

But according to Kassovitz, Babylon A.D. fails to deliver any of these messages. “It’s pure violence and stupidity,” he admits. “The movie is supposed to teach us that the education of our children will mean the future of our planet. All the action scenes had a goal: They were supposed to be driven by either a metaphysical point of view or experience for the characters… instead parts of the movie are like a bad episode of 24.”

Yeah, that’ll be a rental from Netflix.

4 thoughts on “I guess I won’t be seeing “Babylon A.D.” in theaters after all.

  1. I hate movies that try to be what they’re not.  I love a good mindless action movie, and B-A.D. (they probably did that on purpose btw) looks like it’s one of them.  The trailers make it out to be pure action, so I don’t know what they’re doing trying to play it up like it’s a moral story or a thinker.

    I am a little concerned that someone likens parts of it to an episode of 24.  Even at it’s best, I can’t stand that show.  I’m thinkin’ I’ll do a Netflix pick too, just to be safe.  I’ll put anything on Netflix… even Starship Troopers 3


  2. There was more than one?!

    Unfortunately, yes.  2 and 3 were direct to video, so that should tell you something right there smile  but damnit if I’m going to crap out after seeing only one of a series.

  3. Two things have been bothering me about this movie. First, of all the science-fiction books they had to choose that one. I mean, really? Really?

    Then, when this movies fails, and it will, studios will proclaim that it’s because audiences don’t want to see science-fiction films. It’s a frustrating cycle.

    Note: for the purpose of this discussion, I’m not distinguishing between sci-fi and SF.

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