Friday, 20 January 2017

In the latest xXx movie, can Xander Cage save the world from IoT?

Paramount

Jam-packed with fantastic character actors, full of ridiculously insane fight scenes, and centered on a functionally impossible piece of technology, xXx: Return of Xander Cage is everything you need from an action flick. There's a thin scrim of a plot involving an evil laptop called Pandora's Box, whose superpowers involve "spying on everybody," "controlling satellites," and injecting hostile poop emojis into Web sessions. Just kidding about that last bit. This movie does not know about Web sessions. But I'm not kidding about how Vin Diesel's performance as "underground blogger" Xander Cage is goofily badass, and the hijinks of his crew are equally fun.

This is the third xXx film, though only the second with Vin Diesel. Ice Cube took the X helm for the second movie, and this flick picks up basically a few years after that. There's still a secret international X program associated with various intelligence agencies, and the X agents are all underground rebel celebs who do things like skateboard for great justice.

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