Luc Besson. Got the "scenario writer" credit. Didn't direct it, and no script writer has a credit.
Hmm. What lesson was instilled by "From Paris With Love"?
Regardless, it was actually a better movie than "Paris". Probably because it was filmed in France with French actors who could actually perform some amazing stunts.
The stuntwork and hand-to-hand combat in this film are really good - on the order of "Transporter" good.
The acting? Meh - can't really get a feel when the audio is dubbed into English. Especially when the voices just seem wrong in a humorous way.
The story? Got more unreal and into broken suspension of disbelief territory as the plot unfolded.
It was entertaining. I realize this is a sequel to District 13, which I never did watch. But I don't think I'm gonna miss out.
If you like cool action sequences, fight scenes, leaping through windows and across building gaps stuntwork, this is a decent enough film to watch for that stuff. If you liked Transporter - same thing. It's a sit back and watch the stunts/fights sort of film.
Just don't try to resolve the plots weird unrealities - it'll ruin the experience.
It aint Luc Besson's best, but it aint his worst either.