Didn’t hate this quite as much as Marcy, but some of that probably has to do with watching it in installments, my own little miniseries of misery. Not the ideal way to watch anything, but I simply couldn’t stand to sit through it all at once.

What’s Babel about? Global scenes of suffering, vaguely interrelated, adding up to nothing whatsoever. The title suggests that there’s a point made about communication with all that screaming and bleeding, but what exactly is it? Seemed to me, the take-away was: guns make bad presents. I already suspected as much.

Babel. Alejandro González Iñárritu, 2006. *

[tags]alejandro gonzalez inarritu, film, 1 star, suffering, tokyo, mexico, marocco, guns, blood, brad pitt, cate blanchett, gael garcia bernal[/tags]