Babylon A.D. Even before Babylon A.D. 's release, director Mathieu Kassovitz publicly disowned the sci-fi thriller about a mercenary ( Vin Diesel , asleep at the wheel)… Babylon A.D. Even before Babylon A.D. 's release, director Mathieu Kassovitz publicly disowned the sci-fi thriller about a mercenary ( Vin Diesel , asleep at the wheel)… 2008-08-29 PG-13 PT100M Action/Adventure Sci-fi and Fantasy Vin Diesel Michelle Yeoh Lambert Wilson 20th Century Fox Film Corporation
Movie Review

Babylon A.D. (2008)

MPAA Rating: PG-13
Vin Diesel, Babylon A.D. | BABYLON A.D. Vin Diesel's got a gun and he's not afraid to use it
BABYLON A.D. Vin Diesel's got a gun and he's not afraid to use it
EW's GRADE
D+

Details Release Date: Aug 29, 2008; Rated: PG-13; Length: 100 Minutes; Genres: Action/Adventure, Sci-fi and Fantasy; With: Vin Diesel and Michelle Yeoh; Distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

Even before Babylon A.D.'s release, director Mathieu Kassovitz publicly disowned the sci-fi thriller about a mercenary (Vin Diesel, asleep at the wheel) who is hired to transport a young woman (Mélanie Thierry) from a convent in Kazakhstan to New York City. But it would've been gutsier to take full credit for something this derivative. Babylon's plot is a lumpy mixture of The Fifth Element and Children of Men, while its dystopian future references Blade Runner, Dune, and The Matrix. And when martial arts star Michelle Yeoh shows up as a butt-kicking nun, you have to wonder if Kassovitz isn't accidentally cribbing from Mel Brooks, too. D+

Originally posted Aug 29, 2008 Published in issue #1010-1011 Sep 12, 2008 Order article reprints