I tend to talk to movie characters as I watch them, and the last thing I said to Matilda was, "No! Don't put the plant there. It'll die there." Movie characters never listen to me.
Roger Ebert doesn't like it. The New York Times says that "Even in a finale of extravagant violence, it manages to be maudlin." Variety says,
Besson delivers a naive fairy tale splattered with blood. Mix of cynicism and sentiment will ring hollow to cine-literate sophisticates but may play well to the gallery.