2004’s District B13 is such a silly film that you can but help just taking in the parkour action and just letting the plot do whatever. I can’t remember the details of the plot or if the plot even had details. I just know it involved two guys (played by Cyril Raffaelli and David Belle) who used impressive stunt work and martial arts to stop the destruction of the district.
Since the trailer for the sequel, District 13: Ultimatum leads off with the definition of the word “parkour,” I don’t think they’re caring much about plot this time around either. That’s fine with me. I’ll enjoy the crazy parkour action and then never watch the film again. Just because the film looks disposable, doesn’t mean it’s not enjoyable.
Hit the jump to check out the trailer. District 13: Ultimatum is slated to hit theaters on February 5, 2010.
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For those just tuning in, here’s a brief synopsis:
Two years have passed since elite police officer Damien Tomasso (Cyril Raffaelli) teamed up with reformed vigilante Leito (parkour originator 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, and a group of corrupt cops and elected officials are conspiring to cause civil unrest in D13, looking for an excuse to raze the area and cash in on its redevelopment. Now Damian and Leito must join forces again, and use their mastery of martial arts and their unique physical skills to bring peace to the neighborhood by any means necessary… before a proposed nuclear air-strike wipes it off the map. With bone crunching fights and death defying leaps, this adrenaline charged sequel takes the groundbreaking parkour action from DISTRICT B13 to thrilling new heights.