Starring: Vin Diesel, Gérard Depardieu, Michelle Yeoh, Charlotte
Rampling, Mark Strong, Radek Bruna, Melanie Thierry, Lambert Wilson Director: Mathieu Kassovitz
U.S. Opening Date: August 29, 2008
A mercenary is hired to deliver a “package” – an
innocent young woman raised in a monastery – from the ravages of a
post-apocalyptic landscape of Eastern Europe to a destination in the
teeming megalopolis of New York City. But this is hardly a typical job for
the hardened gun-for-hire. As he, the young woman, and her fearsome
guardian make the 6,000-mile trek, a religious sect that has taken a
special interest in the woman – who may hold the secret to mankind’s
salvation threatens them.
Based on the novel by Maurice G. Dantec.
Vin Diesel returns to his action tough guy persona, but
to be honest Babylon A.D. looks cheap
like the sort of production that should have gone to DVD directly instead
of getting a theatrical release . . .