An undercover Detroit cop navigates a dangerous neighborhood that's surrounded by a containment wall with the help of an ex-con in order to bring down a crime lord and his plot to devastate the entire city.
In a future where Detroit's most dangerous criminals occupy the city's deserted brick mansions, an undercover cop joins forces with an ex-convict to defeat the notorious drug kingpin who has taken the mayor hostage. Detroit has fallen to crime, and in an effort to contain it, authorities have sealed up the inner city with a massive wall. Once you're inside, you never get out. Lino (David Belle) is an ex-con who's trying to make the best of life in this urban penitentiary when his girlfriend is abducted by ruthless drug lord Tremaine (RZA). Meanwhile, as undercover cop Damien Collier (Paul Walker) contends with deep-rooted corruption within the police department, Tremaine imprisons the mayor, and threatens to detonate a powerful weapon unless he's paid millions in ransom. Despite their differences, Lino and Collier are the only men capable of entering the city, and defeating Tremaine's gang. With the clock ticking, this mismatched duo must now prevent Detroit from being completely ...
In each shot of the missile overlooking Detroit you get a view of the Renaissance Center from the east, but when they talk about the Zip Code 48216 is the zip code for the west side of Detroit. See more »
Built to be a Champion
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Fun... but just another remake
From what I gathered watching Brick Mansions, it's pretty much a step in step remake of the first attempt (French) at this flick by Luc Besson, Yamakasi. And... get this - it has Williams Belle (still in pretty good shape), the very same actor jumping and free running in the first movie. While the premise of the movie has been changed to Detroit (where else in the States?!) the rest is a complete repeat from the original. And while the original movie was a so-so-OK action/parkour semi original non-stop ride, second version became an American-flavored/Hollywood rendition without much originality at all. Just the same same same. I gotta give some love to this remake on account of Paul Walker's (perhaps) last role in it. The action was filmed well with all the usual tricks that Besson uses. If yo haven't seen the original French version, it's a fun action ride. If you are familiar with Yamakasi, don't waste your time and money... You won't get any pleasant surprises.
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