:: Babel Review :: January 26, 2007Posted by Minci 先生 in Medical School, Movie/TV Reviews.
Babel was directed by Alejandro Gonzalez and that name ring a bell. I know I’ve heard it before and yes I was right. He was the one who directed 21 grams. I found out what Babel means. It is a scene of noise and confusion.
TRAGEDY is UNIVERSAL
This is a complex tale of four interlocking stories. A poor Morrocan family acquires a rifle to protect their goats. An American couple’s bus tour holiday is shattered when she is accidentally shot. That couple’s children, at home in the USA with their nanny/housekeeper, accompany her to Mexico to attend her son’s wedding. A Japanese father, whose wife has committed suicide some time ago, is unable to communicate with his teenage daughter. A tragic tale for all concerned.
summary written by garykmcd
I ‘hate’ this story for the fact that I was drawn into thinking the worst possible scenarios that could happen whenever the characters were faced with a tragedy with an uncertain future. I kept thinking of the worst but the lovable part of it is that within every tragedy, there is always a tiny glimmer of hope for those in search of it.
Sometimes I think to myself, why do I always have to be pessimistic of their life journey? I discovered that I have forgotten that ‘every cloud has a silver lining’ or the fact that there is ‘a blessing in disguise’ sorta thing. Yea.. I keep thinking the world is full of atrocities that I forget there is always room for change to break through. So, I hate the world. Does that make me a good paedatrician? *wink
This story will be part of my DVD collection. Along with Hotel Rwanda which I have yet to find. I just have to let my brothers see this type of movies for educational purposes. Life lessons or watever you might want to call it. Unfortunately Babel is rated R for violence, some graphic nudity, sexual content, language and some drug use. So, I’d have to get my lil bro to do a bit of growing up first before exposing him to these sort of films.
Overall, I’d say it’s an good watch. A bit slow in the beginning. Probably because I was trying to figure out where does Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett fit in the movie plus I was thinking what’s with all these people? [this is what happens when you don’t read the synopsis first] It becomes better as you get the grip of how Babel chooses to unfold itself.
The medical part of the review – Gunshot injury [just links to reading materials.. in a hurry]