‘Spoils of Babylon’ Review: Will Ferrell and Friends Get Real Stupid

The “Spoils of Babylon” assembles the kind of cast that could power an Oscar-winning blockbuster: Will Ferrell, Tim Robbins, Kristen Wiig, Tobey Maguire and Carrie Mulligan train their combined firepower on the most defenseless (and indefensible) of targets, the schlocky miniseries.

Why, many have asked. What’s the point of making fun of “The Thorn Birds,” a 1983 series few will still bother to defend? There’s no comic edge to taking down the softest of soft targets.

Which is exactly the point. 



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