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11th Apr '17 5:29:59 AM TheTropingGopher
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*AmbiguousTimePeriod: The movie takes place sometime in the near future, but it's never exactly Stated what year it is or even what decade. All we know is that it's sometime after 2017.
11th Apr '17 5:25:06 AM TheTropingGopher
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*CoolGuns: Handguns in the future are shown as having to 'load' before they fire. No, literally. Shown on two notable occasions in the movie:
**In the intro, Toorop drags a gun merchant out into the street and accuses him of swindling him with a gun that doesn't work. Toorop proves this by pointing the gun at his face, where an increasingly loud beeping sound is heard, yet the gun fails to fire.
**Toward the finale, the High Priestess takes a gun from one of her Mooks and points it at Darquandier, threatening to kill him unless he snitches on Aurora. When he refuses, the gun is shown to have lights on the grip of the weapon, and the same beeping is heard. Unfortunately for Darquandier, this time the gun does fire.
10th Jan '17 9:14:17 AM Morgenthaler
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* IWantThemAlive: While we don't see the bad guy in question actually giving the order, this is definitely in play when a group of mercenaries break into Toorop's place to take him back to their boss, a Russian mobster/warlord named Gorsky. Toorop figures this out on his own because he recognizes one of the mercs.
-->'''Mercenary:''' [''says something in Russian'']
-->'''Toorop:''' No shit, Karl! If you wanted me dead you would have [[TheresNoKillLikeOverkill blown up the building]]!
4th Nov '16 4:45:54 AM Morgenthaler
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* RuleNumberOne: Inverted from the usual version it's Sister Rebeka who gives the rules to mercenary Toorop, the last of which is "No foul language." Toorop gives a not-quite amused smile.

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* RuleNumberOne: Inverted from the usual version it's Sister Rebeka who gives the rules to badass mercenary Toorop, the last of which is "No foul language." Toorop gives a not-quite amused smile.
4th Nov '16 4:44:44 AM Morgenthaler
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* RuleNumberOne: Inverted from the usual version it's Sister Rebeka who gives the rules to {{Badass}} mercenary Toorop, the last of which is "No foul language." Toorop gives a not-quite amused smile.

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* RuleNumberOne: Inverted from the usual version it's Sister Rebeka who gives the rules to {{Badass}} mercenary Toorop, the last of which is "No foul language." Toorop gives a not-quite amused smile.
16th Oct '16 2:05:29 AM Morgenthaler
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''Babylon A.D.'' is a CyberPunk action film based on the novel ''Babylon Babies'' by French (naturalised Canadian) sci-fi writer Maurice G. Dantec. In a near-future world divided by nationalistic and religious conflict, a mercenary called Toorop (played by VinDiesel) is hired by a [[TheMafiya Russian mobster]] to escort a woman to North America for delivery to the Neolites, a New Age sect.

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''Babylon A.D.'' is a CyberPunk action film based on the novel ''Babylon Babies'' by French (naturalised Canadian) sci-fi writer Maurice G. Dantec. In a near-future world divided by nationalistic and religious conflict, a mercenary called Toorop (played by VinDiesel) Creator/VinDiesel) is hired by a [[TheMafiya Russian mobster]] to escort a woman to North America for delivery to the Neolites, a New Age sect.
15th Oct '16 3:26:39 AM CumbersomeTercel
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* ReCut: The European extended version includes ten minutes of deleted and extended footage along with the original ending and alternate footage and dialogue. It is considered to be better than the theatrical version.
6th Aug '16 1:38:41 AM JackG
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* DeletedScene: The Hummer chase scene is an extra on the DVD, though it was in the theatre version.
6th Aug '16 1:38:15 AM JackG
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* CoveredInScars: Toorop's face.



* DeletedScene: The Hummer chase scene is an extra on the DVD, though it was in the theatre version.



* MadScientist: Inverted with Darquandier; his experiment has positive rather than negative effects.

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* MadScientist: Inverted Subverted with Darquandier; his experiment has positive rather than negative effects.


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* SurroundedByIdiots: The High Priestess' attitude to her minions.
6th Aug '16 1:09:12 AM JackG
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* DopeSlap: The High Priestess slaps her minion when he informs her that Toorop has made his escape.
-->"[[SurroundedByIdiots I'm sick and tired of your damned excuses.]]"
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