Movie Review: Babel

Another blankety-blank shaggy dog story. OK, this one did have a resolution of sorts, but most of the time I had the impression of fake suspense - phony plot devices thrown in to increase the suspense. Clearly the director had three scripts, not enough material in any of them for a movie, so he decided to glue them together - not very successfully.

One of the most irritating plot devices - a seeming bureaucratic snafu that kept help from reaching Cate Blanchett, unfortunately rang all to true after watching the catastrophe of New Orleans unfold, where hundreds of Americans died needlessly while George Bush sat on his hands.

Which, by the way, is ample justification for impeachment, just in case anyone is looking for an excuse.


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