The movie Babel is getting a lot of pub and a good deal of it centers around the Oscars. I think it is misplaced. While the film was mildly entertaining, even in this uber-weak movie year, it certainly wasn’t in the top five.
Brad Pitt did fine and Cate Blanchett did a great job with her limited role. The acting wasn’t the problem at all. The problem was that the story was retarded. I know, I know… it was disjointed on purpose… but that isn’t an excuse to make a bad film. As with other Inarritu films, you do care about each of the characters… the problem is you don’t really give a flip about the film.
RATING 7 out of 10
Wow… check your brain at the door. After the first two minutes when the premise is explained, Idiocracy is even more stupid than the idiotic characters portrayed. Its a shame because I love the premise.
This is another classic example of something that would have been absolutely hilarious as a recurring skit on SNL. As a movie… it was one of the worst in a long time.
RATING 5 out of 10