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Movie Renter's Guide - February, 2009

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"Babylon A.D." (Blu-ray)

movie-february-2009-babylon-ad.jpgSynopsis

A mercenary soldier Toorop (Diesel) is contracted by a man named Gorsky (Depardieu) to transport a young woman, Aurora (Thierry) who lives in a convent in Serbia, to New York City to be reunited with her father.

Aurora is accompanied by Sister Rebeka (Yeoh) who is trained in the martial arts, which comes in handy when they wade their way through post apocalyptic Eastern Europe to Russia.

From there, they go by submarine to Alaska, through Canada, and then to New York City, all the while being attacked by forces who want to capture Aurora.

When they get to New York, Toorop discovers that Aurora is carrying a virus that turns ordinary humans into super beings who have knowledge of all things. Aurora is a target for capture because others want to clone her to make humans that can rule the world.

 

 

Specifications

  • Twentieth Century Fox
  • 2008, Color, Unrated, 1 Hr 30 min
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
  • 1080p
  • Codec: Not Specified
  • English 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio
  • Starring Vin Diesel, Charlotte Rampling, Michelle Yeoh, Lambert Wilson, Gérard Depardieu, Mélanie Thierry
  • Directed by Mathieu Kassovitz
    Rating
  • Entertainment:
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  • Extras:
  • Violence: Extreme
  • Sex: No
  • Language: Bad

Commentary

Most of the action seems to occur in places piled with junk and buildings that are falling apart.

Technical

The image is sharp, but not super sharp, and there is nice use of the surrounds.

Extras

These include Scene Evolution, Babylon Babies, Flight of the Hummers, Deleted Scene, Behind Enemy Lines, Babylon A.D. Commercials, and a digital copy for uploading to your iPod.