District 13: Ultimatum
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Two years have passed since elite police officer Damien Tomasso (Cyril Raffaelli) teamed up with reformed vigilante Leito (David Belle) to save the notorious District 13, a racially charged ghetto populated by violent drug dealing gangs and vicious killers. Despite government promises to maintain order, the state of the district has deteriorated. A group of corrupt cops and elected officials conspire to cash in on the redevelopment of the district by proposing its destruction under nuclear air strike. Damian and Leito must join forces again, using their martial arts and unique physical skills, to bring peace to the neighborhood by any means necessary.
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Three years after what went down in the first film, and the government has changed hands, and yet things remain the same. That barbed wall still stands tall and menacing, still isolates the lawless territory known as District 13 from the more civilized parts of Paris. In the dystopian near future of 2016, an uneasy sort of peace exists between law enforcement and the ruling gangs of District 13. But now corrupt cops are intent on stirring things up, on enticing riots, the end game being the razing of these bleak tenements and thus raking in the resulting rewards of suddenly available real estate.
When Leito (Belle), District 13's well-meaning rogue, ends up with evidence incriminating the police, it's only a matter of time before he joins forces again with his old friend Damien Tomasso, the formidable and baldy-domed Army Captain assigned to the police Special Forces. On his end, Damien (Raffaelli) has found himself framed and locked up by his fellow police officers. This tends to happen when you're an honest cop. Leito springs Damien, and away they go, striving to save the barricaded slums and their unsavory populace from extinction.Read more ›
This one had real bad dubbing and just wasn't as exciting as the first. I enjoyed it but not enough to rush out and buy it.The action was still good but the feel of the movie was just not there this time.
Luc Besson (of the Trasnporter series et al) wrote this script (or rather, this plan of choreography, as there is not a lot of spoken dialogue in this fast-paced thriller) and Patrick Allessandrin directs a story of a region of Paris (District 13) that is cordoned off the rest of Paris by a group of five warlords who manage to control the drug ridden violent region. Basically the tale is that of two men - Captain Damien Tomaso (Cyril Raffaelli) and undercover cop of the 'good' police and Leïto (David Belle), an ex-thug who in the previous film infiltrated a gang in order to defuse a neutron bomb. That was supposedly in 2010. The film opens some years later when District 13 is now in control of power over the government and the 'bad police' are attempting to destroy the area and rebuild according to their greedy plans. The action is the story and the action is immensely exciting! David Belle invented a discipline known as Parkour, which consists of moving quickly and efficiently in any environment, using only the abilities of the human body, and though his acting credits are minimal, he is stupefying in his live action role. Belle and Raffaelli are the reasons to watch this thriller as their screen chemistry is magnetic.Read more ›
Same two stars are back, and this time do a little more fighting, and a little less parcour. If you didn't see District B13 (first one), you should. It is a five star movie. If you loved the first one, be warned this one isn't as good, then get it anyway and enjoy.
3 years after the first film, the quarantined Paris neighborhood known as D13 is pretty much the same, despite the political agreement that earmarked the ghetto for financial and occupational resurrection. D13's local boyscout, Leito (David Belle, "Babylon A.D."), spends his time blowing holes in the wall that separates them from the rest of the city, hoping to expedite the process of legally taking it down. Meanwhile super-cop Damien (Cyril Raffaelli, "Kiss of the Dragon") is resting easy after taking down a drug-kingpin when he's suddenly arrested on narcotics possession charges. Before he can call Leito to casually request assistance with his jail-break, Leito inadvertantly discovers the same scheme (via crooked cops) to destroy/re-build D13 that incarcerated Damien to begin with. Can Leito break him out of the clink in time to save their beloved slum?
In the first film, the Parkour scenes looked excellent while the fist-fights were horribly choppy. The first 45 minutes of this one looked to reverse those two action elements with slightly better fights and much worse Parkour. That is until the fights gradually sink even lower than those of the 1st flick. As dumb as the early fight that Damien has while holding a priceless Van Gogh painting is, it's decent, with a couple of "whoa!" moments scattered throughout its duration.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It's basically a Jackie Chan/Bruce Lee movie set in France...lots of shootum up/ chop and slash.Published 3 months ago by Leonard A. Stovall
If you got this title by searching for some martial arts movies /adventure movies you are really going to enjoy itPublished 3 months ago by onebuyer
I never get bored watching this over and over. Fun action flick.Published 4 months ago by Polly Hines
The actor playing Leito is the acknowledged founder of Parkour...this is as legit as they come.Published 4 months ago by Mark Zieg