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* AngstWhatAngst: Lola has been kept drug-addicted as a personal pet/slave for month, and it's implied that she's been his sex slave as well. Also, she was very nearly burned alive. However, by the end of the movie, she seems as chipper and upbeat as ever. It crosses into FridgeHorror, however, when remembering she and Leito are implied to have had a harsh early life: she might just be ''accustomed'' to that kind of things.

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* AngstWhatAngst: Lola has been kept drug-addicted as a personal pet/slave for month, months, and it's implied that she's been his sex slave as well. Also, she was very nearly burned alive. However, by the end of the movie, she seems as chipper and upbeat as ever. It crosses into FridgeHorror, however, when remembering she and Leito are implied to have had a harsh early life: she might just be ''accustomed'' to that kind of things.


** Minister of Defence Krueger's plan to wipe out the District 13 through the neutron bomb is just awful. It leans fully on the points that the bomb is still in the district and that Damien is able to reach it to introduce the code before the time goes out, so if the bomb goes anywhere other than District 13 or Damien fails at reaching it there in time, it all goes down (possibly catastrophically so). The fact that he refuses to pay for the bomb is revealing: it makes cleare that he expected Taha to acquiesce and let Damien introduce the code for free in order to save his life, but it also shows he never even considered that Taha might take a third option and just send the damn thing away from his district.
** He could also executed much more successfully his plan 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 clue and proved to Damien that something was amiss.

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** Leito brings Taha to the police station and fully expects the clearly corrupt police that has been neglecting District 13 for years to put him behind bars (with the additional hope that a powerful kingpin like Taha doesn't happen to have connections with said corrupt police). That someone as street wise as Leito thought so makes it even more jarring.
** Minister of Defence Krueger's plan to wipe out the District 13 through the neutron bomb is just awful. It leans fully on the points that the bomb is still in the district and that Damien is able to reach it to introduce the code before the time goes out, so if the bomb goes anywhere other than District 13 or Damien fails at reaching find it there in time, it all goes down (possibly catastrophically so). The fact that he refuses to pay for the bomb is revealing: it makes cleare clear that he expected Taha to acquiesce reasonably abandon the sale and just let Damien introduce the code for free in order to save his life, but it also shows he never even considered that Taha might take a third option TakeAThirdOption and just send the damn thing away from his district.
** He could also executed much more successfully his plan 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 clue and proved to Damien that something was amiss.clue.


* AngstWhatAngst: Lola has been kept drug-addicted as a personal pet/slave for month. It's implied that he's been Taha's sex slave as well. She was very nearly burned alive. Yet by the end of the movie, she seems as chipper and upbeat as ever.

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* AngstWhatAngst: Lola has been kept drug-addicted as a personal pet/slave for month. It's month, and it's implied that he's she's been Taha's his sex slave as well. She Also, she was very nearly burned alive. Yet However, by the end of the movie, she seems as chipper and upbeat as ever. It crosses into FridgeHorror, however, when remembering she and Leito are implied to have had a harsh early life: she might just be ''accustomed'' to that kind of things.



* CriticProof: Received an awful critical reception in France (probably because the film toys with national ordeals in a very politically incorrect fashion), but didn't do too badly in the box office.
* 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.
* SugarWiki/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 waste of talent.

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* CriticProof: Received an awful critical reception in France (probably because the film toys with national ordeals the country's social problems in a very politically incorrect fashion), but didn't do too badly in the box office.
* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: The film was badly received by French critics, but was loved in the rest of the world loved it, world, to the point to be considered one of the two foreign films which that 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.
* SugarWiki/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 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 that David Belle and Cyril Raffaelli have done little aside of this work is quite a waste of talent.



* 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 clue and proved to Damien that something was amiss.

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* WhatAnIdiot: WhatAnIdiot:
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Minister of Defence Krueger could have get a more effective Krueger's plan to take wipe out the District 13 through the neutron bomb is just awful. It leans fully on the points that the bomb is still in the district and that Damien is able to reach it to introduce the code before the time goes out, so if the bomb goes anywhere other than District 13 or Damien fails at reaching it there in time, it all goes down (possibly catastrophically so). The fact that he refuses to pay for the bomb is revealing: it makes cleare that he expected Taha to acquiesce and let Damien introduce the code for free in order to save his life, but it also shows he never even considered that Taha might take a third option and just send the damn thing away from his district.
** He could also executed much more successfully his plan
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 clue and proved to Damien that something was amiss.


* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: "Determine" by Alonso, played over an extended introductory shot at the start of the sequel.



* 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.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: "Determine" by Alonso, played over an extended introductory shot at the start of the sequel.



* 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 waste of talent.

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* HeReallyCanAct: SugarWiki/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 waste of talent.talent.
* SugarWiki/MomentOfAwesome: 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.


** What Taha does to 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.

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** What Taha does to Lola, getting her hooked on drug drugs and 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.

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* SignatureScene: The opening chase[=/=]escape sequence is probably what everyone remembers the most about the film.


* AngstWhatAngst: Lola has been kept drug-addicted as a personal pet/slave for month. It's implied that he's been Taha's sex slave as well. She was very nearly burned alive. Yet by the end of the movie, she seems as chipper and upbeat as ever.



* 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 vit

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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 vitvital clue and proved to Damien that something was amiss.


* CompleteMonster: Taha Ben Mahmoud from the first film is a brutal Parisian drug lord who kills anyone he doesn't like, [[BadBoss especially his own minions]]. He controls the largest gang-run ghetto which the government walled off from the rest of the city to stop the further spread of crime. He's largely responsible for the deterioration in the district, but unlike the government he takes an active hand in making things worse by terrorizing the population to submit to his rule and dumping his drugs there. When a group of his minions fail to recover a large stash kept by Leito, he shoots them in quick succession until one of them comes up with an idea. When Leito and his sister Lola almost have him arrested, he uses his power to makes a deal with the cops to imprison Leito instead. He takes Lola so he can keep her as a beaten, drug-addicted sex slave on a leash in his personal quarters. When a nuclear bomb goes missing and is found by his gang, he considers selling it to arms dealers before blackmailing the police and the government with the lives of 2 million people by aiming it at the city centre with a missile launcher. He chains up Lola to the missile for good measure so she'll be incinerated by the launch.

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* CompleteMonster: Taha Ben Mahmoud from the first film is a brutal Parisian drug lord who kills anyone he doesn't like, [[BadBoss especially his own minions]]. He controls the largest gang-run ghetto which the government walled off from the rest of the city to stop the further spread of crime. He's largely responsible for the deterioration in the district, but unlike the government he takes an active hand in making things worse by terrorizing the population to submit to his rule and dumping his drugs there. When a group of his minions fail to recover a large stash kept stolen by Leito, he shoots them in quick succession until one of them comes up with an idea. When Leito and his sister Lola almost have him arrested, he uses his power to makes a deal with the cops to imprison Leito instead. He takes Lola so he can keep her as a beaten, drug-addicted sex slave on a leash in his personal quarters. When a nuclear bomb goes missing and is found by his gang, he considers selling it to arms dealers before blackmailing the police and the government with the lives of 2 million people by aiming it at the city centre with a missile launcher. He chains up Lola to the missile for good measure so she'll be incinerated by the launch.


* CriticalDissonance: Received an awful critical reception in France (probably because the film toys with national ordeals in a very politically incorrect fashion), but didn't do too badly in the box office.

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* CriticalDissonance: CriticProof: Received an awful critical reception in France (probably because the film toys with national ordeals in a very politically incorrect fashion), but didn't do too badly in the box office.


* 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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* 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.


* 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.

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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.


* 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.


* 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.

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