Babel: 8 out of 10.
That was neat. Alejandro González Iñárritu has created a rather compelling little flick here, letting us into the lives of four families who are all connected in Magnolia / Traffic style. All four stories are interesting with tense pacing and strong writing.
It's all about communication, and how our different languages divide us. Babel refers to the Tower of Babel in Genesis, which was built to reach Heaven. God wasn't a happy camper and blew away the single language everyone shared. If you're looking to blame someone for all this miscommunication due to language barriers, blame the vengeful God who punished those tower builders back in the day.
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