We rented BABEL. SHAME ON US.
I HATED THIS MOVIE. IT WAS DISJOINTED, JINGOISTIC, CHAUVINISTIC, CLICHE RIDDEN, IGNORANT, FOOLISH, SICK AND INSULTING.
Here are a few examples:
A bus full of international tourists and nobody has a cellphone.
A country full of people that has television but nobody has a cellphone.
A Mexican who doesn't know that he shouldn't lie to a boarder cop.
A Mexican who doesn't know that he shouldn't crash through a boarder checkpoint.
Arab kids who don't know that aiming at a bus full of people and shooting is a bad idea.
A village without a doctor, nurse, or midwife. I guess it's the only place on earth where nobody ever gets sick.
TWO sick masterbating scenes involving minors.
TWO sick exhibitionist scenes involving a minor.
THREE sick incestuous/exhibitionist scene involving minors.
A family of Arabs who eat dinner with both their left and right hands (come on people, do your homework).
An Arab grandmother who is filthy, stupid and smokes opium.
Clean and industrious Asians.
Clean and rich Americans.
American children who (1)have no backbone, and (2) somehow experience major trauma and yet are just fine as soon as they get home to their cush house.
An out of sinc timeline, or the everybody-wants-to-be-Tarentino syndrome.
Not one, single, black-skinned person in all of Morocco.
Scenes that lead nowhere, like, what was written on the note?
Scenes that come from nowhere like, she said he ran away but we don't know from whom or why or why it's even important.