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xXx (2002)

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5/10: The next time you send someone to save the world make sure they like it the way it is." Decent if shallow action film
Friday, May 7, 2010

xXx (or 'Triple X' as it's said) starts in Prague as an undercover US agent is killed by members of an organisation who call themselves Anarchy 99. Meanwhile in the US extreme sports internet superstar Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) steals a senator's car & drives it off a very high bridge (filmed at the Foresthill Bridge in Auburn which is the tallest bridge in California) in protest to the senator's views, Xander is caught & NSA agent Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) offers him a deal in which Xander either goes to prison for the rest of his life or accepts the job of going to Prague & infiltrating Anarchy 99. Xander has gain the trust of Anarchy 99's leader, a former Russian soldier named Yorgi (Marton Csokas) who intends to detonate bombs of a deadly chemical virus called Silent Night over several major capital cities & killing millions. Xander has to stop him & his plan & uses his extreme sports...

8/10: Watching "XXX" is the cinematic equivalent of chomping a giant, greasy, triple-decker cheeseburger
Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Brawny, bald-headed, baritone-voiced, tough-guy Vin Diesel radiates the kind of charisma and presence reminiscent of the late Telly Savalas. Savalas made a career out of playing notorious villains, most memorably arch-foe Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the 007 classic "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), until he won TV fame as the lollipop-licking N.Y.P.D. Detective "Kojak"(1973-78), who popularized the phrase "Who loves ya, baby?" Like Savalas, Diesel usually portrays villains, but his morally-ambiguous rogues heroically redeem themselves in thrillers like "Pitch Black" (2000), "The Fast and the Furious" (2001), and if it gets released in October, the long-overdue Mafia melodrama "Knockabout Guys" (2001). When he isn't cast as a bad-guy-gone-good, Diesel has provided the voice for the misunderstood monster in "The Iron Giant" (1999) and aroused sympathy as a doomed G.I. in Steven Spielberg's overrated, below-average, World War II bloodbath "Saving...

4/10: Diesel's rise to stardom continues, but sadly the film's level is not on par
Thursday, January 26, 2017

xXx" is an American movie from 2002, so it has its 15th anniversary this year. Fittingly for this anniversary, they made the third entry to this series recently and the lead actor is once again Vin Diesel. He has worked together with director Rob Cohen on several occasions, such as the very first "The Fast and the Furious". And now you also know what to expect here. This one here is the epitome of a pretty pointless action movie. It is about an extreme sports athlete who gets recruited by the government to go on a very dangerous secret mission. And honestly, this mission and the story around it are just not enough for two hours in terms of quality. Even I as a fan of Samuel L. Jackson must say that his generic character cannot really elevate the material here. It is all as expected. Diesel's character of course easily gets all his missions done, even if they...

4/10: xXx
Monday, March 19, 2012

I had always heard about this high action film because of the two leading stars, and it is an easy title to remember, but I had never actually seen it, so I was definitely interested to, from director Rob Cohen (Dragon: The Bruce Lee Story, DragonHeart, The Fast and the Furious, The Mummy: Tomb of the Dragon Emperor). Basically the US government have a list of people with criminal records and special skills who qualify as perfect for a special mission, and National Security Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) has chosen who he thinks is the best of them. Xander 'X' Cage (Vin Diesel) is an extreme sportsman, notorious underground thrill seeker and sure fire adrenaline junkie, his attitude stinks so naturally he has no interest in Gibbons's proposal, but he is forced with the possibility of facing prison. His mission is to enter a world of crime and gather information about an Eastern European underground organisation...

6/10: Dumb action vehicle that works quite well despite the stupidity
Tuesday, December 6, 2016

A brain-dead exercise in OTT action, lacking in wit, style, and intelligence. Yet not without a certain moronic charm to recommend it. xXx is basically FAST AND FURIOUS director Rob Cohen's take on the whole spy/Bond sub-genre, in much the same style as his car-racing flick: big, loud, obnoxious, and obnoxiously smug, thinking itself to be the hippest, most stylish offering yet, when in fact it offers the same tired clich├ęs and obvious paper-thin plot and situations. It starts off relatively well, with bizarre situations (a fake diner hold-up) and a particularly unlikable leading man, the rude and charmless Xander Cage who does dumb things like parachute from a car falling off a bridge. After a little while, and a change of location to Prague, things become typically dumb: Cage breaks into the baddies' inner circle, falls in love, gets found out, then lots of people shoot each other until the film finishes...

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