Tuesday, February 06, 2007

7 Dollar Popcorn Presents The 7 Dollar Popcorn FILMuary Extravaganza: 28 Days of Movie Mayhem Day 6: District B13

Hiding from the bitter cold here in my not quite Arctic Apartment of Solitude comes 7 Dollar Popcorn Presents The 7 Dollar Popcorn FILMuary Extravaganza: 28 Days of Movie Mayhem, Day 6 - District B13.

Imagine a world where Paris is separated into different barrios. Separated by armed guards. In some, people live comfortably and in peace. Basically the same way you live now. In others, like B13, things are tougher. Gangs run everything and the police don't care. Doesn't sound too far fetched, actually.

B13 is the most dangerous district in Paris. It's ruled by a gangster named Taha. Leito is something of a vigilante. He really justs wants life in B13 to be safer for everyone. This means that he has to go up against Taha. Taha's thugs are led by a big guy named K2. In an attempt to get to Leito, they kidnap his sister Lola. Leito gets Taha to the police station, but the police are abandoning B13. They arrest Leito and release Taha.

Enter Damien. Not the kid from The Omen, he's a cop. A good cop. Honest and wants to hold everyone to the same standards. A "the law is for everyone" kind of guy. I can respect that. So, Damien convinces Leito to join up with him so that they can defuse a bomb and get Leito's sister back.

Plotwise, it's a pretty standard action movie. Let's be honest with ourselves though. You don't watch a movie like this for the plot. You watch it for the fights. You watch it for stuff like this...

Running around. Jumping off of walls without wires and fast as hell. B13 delivers the goods on that front. It's a great, if kinda mindless, action movie.

I do have one complaint though. And it's only about the dub on the movie. Lola and Leito are both played with an Irish accent. Which would be fine, but it's so strange that Leito talks about living his entire life in Paris, yet has an Irish accent.

7 and a half bags of heroin sent down the drain of a bathtub before running through the door and past a bunch of thugs out of 10.