History YMMV / Banlieue13

24th Mar '16 6:18:06 AM Cieloazul
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* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was badly received by French critics, but the rest of the world loved it, to the point to be considered one of the two foreign films which helped to dissolve the Chinese monopoly in the martial arts cinema (the other being ''Film/OngBak''). Also, many LeParkour practitioners from around the globe cite it as their gateway to the sport.



* WhatAnIdiot: Minister of Defence Krueger could have get a more effective plan to take out the District 13 if the detonation code of the bomb had been a random number and not a mix of suspicious revealing digits (the code of the district, the exact date, etc). Admittedly, Leito would have probably deduced it anyways thanks to the rest of tracks, but the code was a vital tip.
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* WhatAnIdiot: Minister of Defence Krueger could have get a more effective plan to take out the District 13 if the detonation code of the bomb had been a random number and not a mix of suspicious revealing digits (the code of the district, the exact date, etc). Admittedly, Leito would have probably deduced it anyways thanks to the rest of tracks, but the code was still a vital tip.
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4th Nov '15 10:03:04 AM Morgenthaler
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* NightmareFuel: What Taha does to Lola. See CompleteMonster above.

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* NightmareFuel: NightmareFuel:
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What Taha does to Lola. See CompleteMonster above.Lola, getting her hooked on drug turning and her into a human pet so he can frequently physically (and it is implied, also sexually) abuse her. When he grows bored of her, he makes sure the catatonic Lola will be burned alive.
18th May '15 1:18:27 PM Morgenthaler
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* AntiClimaxBoss: [[spoiler:Roland.]] Damien tells the others to "LeaveHimToMe", they square up, Damien [[KnuckleCracking cracks his joints]]... [[spoiler:and then takes him out with a single [[GroinAttack kick to the crotch]].]]
* BrokenAesop: In the second film, after having the villain's plan to [[spoiler:blow up Banlieue 13 in order to have it replaced by a rich suburb, and exposed his orchestration of the civil violence leading to that decision,]] the leaders of all five stereotypical ethnic gangs give Gassman a short, inspirational speech in how they defend the virtues of a "family that protects, unites and brings people together". And among the ones saying it there are a guy who looks like an African death squad member, a robe-clad Islamist and a neo-nazi skinhead of all people. It's safe to assume that they are refering their ''respective'' families and not one above all, as they have only united to fight a common enemy, but the moment can pass as quite jarring.



* ContestedSequel: The second film is considered as somewhat inferior to the first one, mainly due to his increasingly over-the-top action scenes and pretentious plot. Others see it as merely a case of ToughActToFollow, given how the first film managed to be funny and exciting with a simpler premise, and consider the sequel as entertaining in its own right.



** In the sequel, the bunch of soldiers who surround Tao and [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim don't shoot her]] probably just because she is a woman. She has time to kick their asses in plenty.
7th Apr '15 9:27:35 AM Cieloazul
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* BrokenAesop: In the second film, after having the villain's plan to [[spoiler:blow up Banlieue 13 in order to have it replaced by a rich suburb, and exposed his orchestration of the civil violence leading to that decision,]] the leaders of all five stereotypical ethnic gangs give Gassman a short, inspirational speech in how they defend the virtues of a "family that protects, unites and brings people together". And among the ones saying it there are a guy who looks like an African death squad member, a robe-clad Islamist and a neo-nazi skinhead of all people. It's safe to assume that they are refering their ''respective'' families and not one above all, as they have only united to fight a common enemy, but the moment can pass as quite jarring.
6th Apr '15 12:58:58 PM Cieloazul
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* ContestedSequel: The second film is considered as somewhat inferior to the first one, mainly due to his increasingly over-the-top action scenes and pretentious plot. Others see it as merely a case of ToughActToFollow, given how the first film managed to be funny and exciting with a simpler premise, and consider the sequel as entertaining in its own right.



* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: Several.
** When Lola comes out of a drug induced haze on the roof, she notices she's chained directly below the bomb. Does she freak out and try to escape? Nope, she immediately tries to damage or disable the bomb.



** When Lola comes out of a drug induced haze on the roof, she notices she's chained directly below the bomb. Does she freak out and try to escape? Nope, she immediately tries to damage or disable the bomb.



* RelationshipWritingFumble: It really does seem like Lola was supposed to be Leito's lover, not sister at various points. At one point early on, she tells a mook who likes her moxie "sorry, but I'm taken"... and the only guy she's interacted with was Leito.
* {{Sequelitis}}: The second film is widely considered as inferior to the first one, mainly due to his increasingly over-the-top action scenes and pretentious plot. Others see it as merely a case of ToughActToFollow, given how the first film managed to be funny and exciting with a simpler premise.

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* RelationshipWritingFumble: It really does seem like Lola was supposed to be Leito's lover, not sister at various points. At one point early on, she tells a mook who likes her moxie "sorry, but I'm taken"... and the only guy she's interacted with on screen was Leito.
* {{Sequelitis}}: The second film is widely considered as inferior to the first one, mainly due to his increasingly over-the-top action scenes and pretentious plot. Others see it as merely a case of ToughActToFollow, given how the first film managed to be funny and exciting with a simpler premise.
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** In the sequel, the bunch of soldiers who surround Tao and [[WhyDontYouJustShootHim don't shoot her]] probably just because she is a woman. She has time to kick their asses in plenty.
4th Apr '15 6:41:19 PM Cieloazul
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* TheyChangedItNowItSucks: People's opinion of the English remake with PaulWalker is everything but nice. They usually cite the horrid dialogue, the fact that Walker is nowhere near Cyril Raffaelli in terms of skill or charisma, and also that David Belle's scenes are often awkwardly filmed to hide the fact that he doesn't speak English.
4th Apr '15 6:41:00 PM Cieloazul
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* HeReallyCanAct: Granted, they are not going to win any Oscars, but David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli really break out in this film, because it's easy to forget you are seeing two stuntmen with little to no acting experience when you look at Leito and Damien. The fact they have done little aside of this work is quite a pity.

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* HeReallyCanAct: Granted, they are not going to win any Oscars, but David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli really break out in this film, because it's easy to forget you are seeing two stuntmen with little to no acting experience when you look at the charismatic Leito and Damien. The fact they have done little aside of this work is quite a pity.waste of talent.



* {{Sequelitis}}: The second film is widely considered as inferior to the first one, mainly due to his less realistic action scenes and pretentious plot. Others see it as merely a case of ToughActToFollow, given how the first film managed to be funny and exciting with a simpler premise.

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* {{Sequelitis}}: The second film is widely considered as inferior to the first one, mainly due to his less realistic increasingly over-the-top action scenes and pretentious plot. Others see it as merely a case of ToughActToFollow, given how the first film managed to be funny and exciting with a simpler premise.


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* WhatAnIdiot: Minister of Defence Krueger could have get a more effective plan to take out the District 13 if the detonation code of the bomb had been a random number and not a mix of suspicious revealing digits (the code of the district, the exact date, etc). Admittedly, Leito would have probably deduced it anyways thanks to the rest of tracks, but the code was a vital tip.
7th Mar '15 10:51:24 AM Cieloazul
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* HeReallyCanAct: David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli really break out in this film, because it's easy to forget you are seeing two stuntmen with little acting experience when you look at Leito and Damien. The fact they have done little aside of this work is quite a pity.

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* HeReallyCanAct: Granted, they are not going to win any Oscars, but David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli really break out in this film, because it's easy to forget you are seeing two stuntmen with little to no acting experience when you look at Leito and Damien. The fact they have done little aside of this work is quite a pity.
12th Feb '15 8:38:10 AM Larkmarn
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* HeCanReallyAct: David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli really break out in this film, because it's easy to forget you are seeing two stuntmen with little acting experience when you look at Leito and Damien. The fact they have done little aside of this work is quite a pity.

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* HeCanReallyAct: HeReallyCanAct: David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli really break out in this film, because it's easy to forget you are seeing two stuntmen with little acting experience when you look at Leito and Damien. The fact they have done little aside of this work is quite a pity.


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* RelationshipWritingFumble: It really does seem like Lola was supposed to be Leito's lover, not sister at various points. At one point early on, she tells a mook who likes her moxie "sorry, but I'm taken"... and the only guy she's interacted with was Leito.
11th Feb '15 1:24:43 PM Cieloazul
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* HeCanReallyAct: David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli really break out in this film, because it's easy to forget you are seeing two stuntmen with little acting experience when you look at Leito and Damien. The fact they have done little aside of this work is quite a pity.
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