District 13: Ultimatum
District 13: Ultimatum – Movie Review
Damien and Leito return to District 13 on a mission to bring peace to the troubled sector that is controlled by five different gang bosses, before the city’s secret services take drastic measures to solve the problem.
District 13 came out about the same time District 9 did, and District 9 got a huge amount of publicity, and District 13 didn’t. They’re very different in some ways but very similar in some ways. District 13 is really wonderful, which isn’t to say I didn’t love District 9 because I did. But District 13 is set in Paris, and basically, there is a wall that keeps the drug dealers and undesirables in. It sounds similar to something you’ve heard before. The movie begins with two guys, one who is apparently a miscreant, being escorted with his girlfriend to the ghetto by a cop who basically says “don’t worry, as long as I’m enforcing things, everything will be okay.” Then the movie really starts. This is a movie about corruption and friendship and family and ethnicity. It’s really a terrific movie. It’s on DVD. The copy that I saw was subtitled from the original French but also dubbed in English, which is sort of fun especially to compare the often unmatched dubbing and the subtitles. Overall, this is a really fun movie, four stars.