Friday, January 20

Review: xXx Return of Xander Cage

Another X Movie? Bring your popcorn.
12 years after the 2nd installment, xXx: Return of Xander Cage is the third film that brings the xXx series back to the big screen. After years of making the world think he was dead, Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) reappears after being confronted with a mission that will save the world from an unstoppable device called Pandora's Box.

This film started with Xander Cage caught in the middle of action and kept up the pace from there. I really enjoyed the action and fight scenes mixed with the occasional explosion that all add up to a cliche action film. While the genre didn't disappoint, the plot was somewhat of a let down as it was basically the cookie cutter recipe for an action movie.

Don't let that deter you from seeing it however because while the plot wasn't too interesting, the stunts and acting were. I was taken aback at how far the fight scenes have come since the first xXx movie. Several moves had me as well as the audience gasping and cheering as Xander Cage and his team fought various battles along the way to save the world from the bad guys.

Even if you haven't seen the previous two films, you won't be lost with the characters because for the most part they are all new, with a few originals making their return as well. Also there were several funny scenes that was a refreshing against all of the action. I also liked that they included a mini biography in the form of a pop-up on screen about each character which usually made 2 out 3 of their bullet points funny.

If you like movies about "guns, girls and looking dope while doing it" then this is the movie for you.

3 out of 5

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Ashley Ashley (Contributor) is an Orlando native who loves watching movies. Her favorite genres include comedies, thrillers and sci-fi


14 comments:

  1. I loved the film! Seeing Vin Diesel as Xander Cage again was awesome! It was action packed with sexy and funny moments along with a surprise character showing up was Bad Ass!😎

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  2. Glad you loved it! I really liked the hardcore, surprise character that showed up among all the action, sexiness and comical scenes too

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  3. Love the action thrill even though it was a little predictable and unbelievable on some scenes.... Love the appearance of Ice Q..... Even though there is no xXx like Vin Diesel ;-)

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  4. Lol..... waiting for the call..... I love it.... so funny

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  5. It was predictable at times but it surely wouldn't have been the same without Vin Diesel and some of the other previous characters!

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  6. Haha that part was golden😆

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  7. Christopher BlantonJanuary 21, 2017 at 9:24 AM

    I loved the new triple X! Sometimes movies lose their luster when they get to the third one, especially if there's a large gap between when the movies were made. Even though part of me misses the "one person does it all" aspect of the first 2 movies, the team of XXX agents concept does work well. There's a nice surprise that I wasn't expecting also!

    You definitely don't have to have seen the first two, but references are made from both movies, so for me it was even better to see the third right after watching the first two over again.

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  8. This was a good movie. Lots of action. Vin Diesel is very good. Goes by fast.

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  9. Omg loved this movie....plenty of action!!

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  10. One of my fave movies to start the year, action, drama and comedy. I loved it!

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  11. Latoyia Miller-MooreJanuary 27, 2017 at 1:39 PM

    I loved the movie. I can't wait to part 3. I agree however it would have been better if Jane Marke would have changed her expression it was no surprise she turned even though they tried to pin it on her just following orders.

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  12. I loved the movie so much I want to see it again. I think out of all three movies this one is the best one. I love how Hollywood is starting the year with a jammed action packed movie. Vin Diesel, Donny Yen, Samuel L Jackson and Ice Cube were awesome in the movie.

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  13. I loved this movie! the stunts and action scenes are off the charts. I am looking forward to seeing it again. I really found the ending awesome!

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  14. It was awesom!

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