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->''"Save the planet. Whenever I've read that bumper sticker I've had to laugh. Save the planet. What for? And from what, from ourselves? Life's simple: kill or be killed. Don't get involved, and always finish the job. A survivor's code, my code. And it all sounds great until the day you find yourself confronted by a choice. A choice to make a difference, to help someone -- or to walk away and save yourself. I learnt something that day: you can't always walk away. Too bad it was the day I died."''
-->-- '''Toorop's opening narration'''

''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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!!This film provides examples of:

* ActionFilmQuietDramaScene: When the protagonists make camp after crossing the Bering Strait, Toorop has a heart-to-heart talk with Aurora about how tired he is of the wars he's seen and wants to return to the United States to live a quiet life.
* AlmostKiss: Between Aurora and Toorop just after the latter's ShowerScene (Sister Rebeka walks in on them).
* ArmsFair: The movie opens with Vin Diesel striding through a rain-drenched arms market in Eastern Europe to complain about a pistol he bought for only $20 that misfired on him.
* ArtisticLicenseNuclearPhysics: A radiation-shielded train passes over a bridge built across a [[FailsafeFailure massive crater blasted by a nuclear power plant]]. While a cool scene it also [[FridgeLogic raises the question]] of the difficulties of building a bridge in such a highly-radioactive area (not to mention the expense of creating shielded trains) versus just building a detour. Also, of course, Nuclear reactors don't blow up.
* AscendedExtra: Rebecca Waterman (an Israeli mercenary who's part of Toorop's team) becomes Sister Rebeka, Aurora's ParentalSubstitute and a [[WarriorMonk martial arts-trained nun]].
* AstronomicZoom: The movie begins with a zoom down to Earth's nightside through orbiting satellites, ending up on the New York street at the moment Toorop gets killed.
* AttackDrone: They patrol the Bering Strait, killing everything that moves whether wildlife or illegal infiltrators.
* BadassLongcoat: An unglamorous version is shown in the opening, with Toorop striding through a [[CyberpunkWithAChanceOfRain rain-drenched]] ArmsFair wearing a camouflaged poncho.
* BaitAndSwitchGunshot: [[spoiler:Toorop is hit by fighter drones while escorting Aurora and Sister Rebeka across the Bering Strait. His 'friend' Finn decides to take Aurora for himself, believing she's a priceless viral weapon. When Sister Rebeka objects he says matter-of-factly: "You, I don't need." A shot then rings out...and Finn falls dead, revealing the NotQuiteDead Toorop holding a pistol. The scene works well because Rebeka is not a main character, and thus more likely to get shot.]]
* BeastAndBeauty: The bare-knuckle brawler in the refugee camp is instantly smitten with Aurora and tries to protect her from kidnappers.
* BodyguardCrush: At first Toorop treats Aurora as TheLoad; by the time they get to Canada there's noticeable UnresolvedSexualTension between them.
* BondOneLiner: In the novel Toorop chants a sura from the Koran after he kills two border guards.
* BorderCrossing: The protagonists must cross the Bering Strait via submarine and snowbike, while avoiding {{Attack Drone}}s.
* ButICantBePregnant: [[spoiler:Aurora is pregnant with twins even though she's never slept with a man. This is to invoke the 'virgin birth' required for a MessianicArchetype.]]
* CarChase: The chase scene between [[VanInBlack Neolite Range Rovers]] and the Hummers, shown in the cinemas and available as a deleted scene on DVD.
* CheckpointCharlie: Toorop, Sister Rebeka and Aurora have to cross the Bering Strait, despite it being patrolled by {{Attack Drone}}s that kill everything that moves (literally, the drones killed two polar bears).
* CoincidentalBroadcast: Used more judiciously than usual. There's an entire wall showing dozens of channels, which makes it easier to accept if at least one of the channels is showing something relevant.
* ConvectionSchmonvection: In slow motion, during the New York shoot out, Aurora and Sister Rebekah have a missile pass ''not more than a foot'' in front of their faces. This should not be pleasant.
* CoolCar: Gorsky's armoured personnel carrier with [[GatlingGood gatling turrets]], luxurious interior and all-round plasma screen 'windows' showing thermal images of what's outside.
* CorruptChurch: The Neolites, a combination of New Age cult and high-tech corporate money-making machine.
-->'''Darquandier:''' "Your church is a lie! You're peddling miracles for your own profit!"
* CrapsackWorld: Apparently, a large chunk of the planet outside of North America is a decrepit, run-down wasteland. While even in the United States, there's so much decadence and corruption that it's a miracle that it ''hasn't'' imploded.
* {{Cyborg}}: Toorop's right arm and left leg are replaced with cybernetics [[spoiler:to undo the damage of being dead for over two hours.]] This apparently gives him enhanced strength -- When Toorop grabs his shoulder Darquandier winces, and he kicks open a chained metal door during the Hummer chase. Darquandier is also a cyborg as he was [[GeniusCripple crippled by a carbomb]].
* DeathByAdaptation: [[spoiler:Darquandier.]]
* DesignerBabies
* DoesntLikeGuns: Sister Rebeka turns down the gun Toorop offers her, but [[MamaBear doesn't hesitate]] to grab one in New York. [[spoiler:Subverted with Aurora, who's the last person you'd expect to use a gun until she threatens them on the submarine and later shoots Toorop in New York.]]
* DeusExNukina: The [[EvilMatriarch High Priestess]] of the [[CorruptChurch Neolite sect]] is on the phone with [[TheMafiya Russian mob boss]] Gorsky.
-->'''High Priestess''': "Mr Gorsky, when I kill, I kill for good."
-->'''Gorsky''': "Are you threatening me?"
-->'''High Priestess''': "Bless your soul."
-->'''Gorsky''': "[[TemptingFate You'll need a nuke to kill me!]]"
-->''(Gorsky's security system detects an incoming missile)''
-->'''Gorsky''': "Bitch..."
* EvenEvilHasStandards: Toorop is tracked down in his apartment on Gorsky's orders by a group led by Karl, a mercenary whom Toorop knew previously. It's implied that Toorop threatened to kill him because Karl was murdering infants in the Sudan and blows up entire buildings to get single targets.
-->'''Toorop:''' Oh, you're a disgrace to the profession. You're not a mercenary, you're a fucking terrorist.
* EvilMatriarch[=/=]CorruptCorporateExecutive: The High Priestess of the Neolite sect.
* FirstPersonShooter: Toorop's downloaded memories of the New York shootout.
* HeelFaceTurn: In the backstory; amoral scientist Dr Darquandier after he found himself thinking of Aurora as a daughter rather than an experiment.
* HomingProjectile: A mook fires a small guided missile that homes in the passport implanted in Toorop's neck.
* IfIWantedYouDead: Toorop gets the drop on a mercenary who's been sent to fetch him. Cue BilingualDialogue in Russian, then Toorop saying in English, "No shit! If you wanted me dead, [[NoKillLikeOverkill you'd have blown up the building]]!"
* ImmuneToBullets: A small missile explodes in Aurora's face, powerful enough to blast SUV's aside, yet she doesn't even flinch. No explanation is given other than the babies are somehow protecting her.
* INeedAFreakingDrink: A subtle version happens. [[ActionFilmQuietDramaScene During a bonding session]] with the two women on his LiveActionEscortMission, mercenary Toorop offers Sister Rebeka a QuickNip from his hip flask. She refuses despite his kidding her over it. Suddenly [[TheOphelia Aurora]] says, "We're all going to die in New York". Sister Rebeka says, "She's just scared" then drinks from the flask.
-->'''Toorop:''' Yeah, right.
* TheIngenue: Aurora in the movie, but averted with Marie Zorn in the novel: a schizophrenic prostitute who was simply meant to be a courier for the babies. Unfortunately for the Neolites her MysteriousPast starts to complicate things.
* InstantDeathBullet: [[spoiler:Toorop wouldn't have time to die from a shot to the heart (it takes at least ten seconds) before the missile struck; the tracker would still have been working.]]
* IsThatAThreat: The HighPriestess of the [[CorruptChurch Neolite Cult]] is on the phone to Russian mob boss Gorsky.
-->'''High Priestess:''' Mr Gorsky, when I kill, I kill for good.\\
'''Gorsky:''' Are you threatening me?\\
'''High Priestess:''' Bless your soul.\\
'''Gorsky:''' [[TemptingFate You'll need a nuke to kill me!]]\\
''(Gorsky's security system detects an incoming missile)''\\
'''Gorsky:''' Bitch...
* KickTheDog: The High Priestess destroys the convent where Aurora was brought up in with a missile strike, presumably to remove evidence of her past that would obscure her status as a modern Virgin Mary.
* LaserSight: The mooks Gorsky sends to grab Toorop use these. Justified as they're trying to intimidate him into coming quietly. He doesn't.
* LeParkour: Darquandier's men show these skills when chasing the protagonists through the marketplace and refugee camp.
* LimitedAnimation: The CGI drones do the same "unloading the missile" animation several times. They don't even flip the scene to make it different.
* LiveActionEscortMission: The film revolves around a mercenary transporting a Messiah-like convent girl from war-torn Russia to New York City. Emphasized in the movie more than the novel (where Toorop and his charge just hops on the plane to Montreal rather than making a hazardous BorderCrossing).
* MadScientist: Inverted with Darquandier; his experiment has positive rather than negative effects.
* MalevolentMaskedMen: Gorsky's men in New York wear motorcycle helmets with skull facemasks.
* MessianicArchetype: Aurora fits this trope to a T, but that's because she's actually been genetically engineered by the Noelite sect who hope to create a real-life 'miracle' in order to become the [[TakeOverTheWorld dominant religion in the world]].
* MoneyToThrowAway: In the refugee camp Darquandier's men offer Toorop a bag holding a million bucks to walk away from his charges. He's clearly tempted for a moment, [[HonorBeforeReason then he knocks the bag into the air]] and uses the subsequent money scramble to make a getaway.
* MoodKiller: After saving each others life, Toorop, Aurora and Rebekah start to loosen up, then Aurora's states, "We've protected each other, like family....We're all going to die in New York."
* NeuralImplanting: Aurora was raised in a convert, yet can speak nineteen languages by the age of two and knows how to operate an obsolete ex-Soviet nuclear submarine. Darquandier later reveals he used Artificial Intelligence on her fetus in order to enhance her ability to process information.
* NotQuiteDead: [[spoiler:Toorop is shot by Aurora so the tracking missile won't kill him. He's then revived by Dr Darquandier, who's also supposedly 'dead'.]]
* OhCrap: Toorop realises he's been locked in with a punch-drunk bare knuckle brawler who's even bigger than he is. Toorop being targeted by a miniature guided missile. Gorsky being targeted by a nuclear weapon.
* OminousMultipleScreens: In the apartment in New York there was a setting that showed what was likely hundreds of channels at once. Though that seemed to simply be a menu setting, as it was possible to single one out.
* OneLastJob: Toorop wants to retire from war and live in Canada (in the novel he's more of a BloodKnight).
* OpenSaysMe: In the chase scene, Toorop uses his cybernetic leg to kick open a chained and padlocked Hummer rear door.
* TheOphelia: Aurora has touches of this, though she's not mad. She does gets hysterical when she has visions, but that's because what she's seeing is not pretty.
* OutOfTheInferno: In the opening, Aurora is seen in a fireball reflected in the protagonist's eye.
* ParentalSubstitute: Aurora has several of these; Rebeka who raised her in the convert, while Darquandier and the High Priestess both refer to Aurora as their daughter and act LikeAnOldMarriedCouple who've undergone a nasty divorce.
* PersonOfMassDestruction: Aurora is believed to be a viral weapon at first. In "Babylon Babies" another woman is used in this fashion -- when she comes into proximity with the pheromones of her target, her body rapidly [[RapidAging creates a virus that kills several hundred people in minutes]], wiping out the upper echelons of the Neolite sect.
* PosthumousNarration: Toorop states at the beginning that he's going to die, and we see it happen. Flashback to a week earlier. [[spoiler:Subverted as it turns out he's revived after being shot through the heart, and the other two protagonists are killed instead.]]
* ProductPlacement: An airliner with a Coke Zero ad painted across its entire surface. The BigApplesauce is also full of advertising, some of it related to the plot, others for products well known to the audience.
* ProphecyTwist: Aurora predicts they're all going to die in New York. [[spoiler:Rebeka is indeed killed in the shootout. Toorop also dies, but he gets revived. Aurora dies during childbirth in a hospital in the state of New York.]]
* PsychicPowers: [[spoiler:Aurora is carrying twins who can affect events outside the womb before they're even born. They enable Aurora to see future events and survive a missile that explodes right in front of her.]]
* RealMenCook: Toorop shoots a rabbit and cooks it up for the two women he's escorting across the border. When one asks where he learnt to cook, he says its RuleNumberOne in the mercenary business.
* 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.
-->"You listen to my one and only rule. Don't fuck with me. Or I'll leave you standing in the middle of nowhere with nothing but your ass to sell to get back here."
** When their relationship loosens up a bit, Toorop admits that Rule Number One for a mercenary is [[RealMenCook learning how to cook]].
* SayMyName: Toorop calls Aurora by her name for the first time just [[spoiler:before she dies.]]
* ScavengerWorld: Russia has become a ravaged country with areas controlled by warlords and nuclear contamination zones.
* StrollingThroughTheChaos: Aurora in the New York shootout. But that's hardly surprising as she turns out to be [[ImmuneToBullets impervious even to miniature guided missiles]].
* TakeTheWheel: In the deleted chase scene.
* TattooedCrook: Toorop has some impressive artwork.
* TemptingFate: When the High Priestess of the Noelites threatens to kill Gorsky he scoffs it off, since he's so well-protected that she would pretty much have to drop a nuclear bomb on his head to do him in. Missile launch detected...
* TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture: ''Babylon Babies'' was published in 1999 and takes place in 2013. Based on several references throughout the film, the movie probably takes place in the late 2020s or the 2030s.
* WarriorMonk: A [[GenderInvertedTrope gender inverted]] version is Sister Rebekka of the Neolite sect. Played by Creator/MichelleYeoh.
* WhatTheHellHero: Aurora after Toorop chokes the boxer and shoots an unarmed man, both of whom were trying to protect her.
* YouHaveOutlivedYourUsefulness: Several examples.
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