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  • xXx: State of the Union
    • xXx: State of the Union
    • Runtime:101 min
    • Release Date:2014-10-30 22:24:27
    • Director: Lee Tamahori
    • Genres: Action, Adventure, Crime, Thriller
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MOVIE REVIEW:xXx: State of the Union
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*** This review may contain spoilers ***

If you haven't seen the first xXx film it doesn't really matter, as
this sequel is easy enough to follow and has a new protagonist; Vin
Diesel is out, rapper Ice Cube is in. After the xXx headquarters is
attacked Augustus Gibbons, played by Samuel L. Jackson decides he needs
a new agent xXx so breaks Darius Stone out of prison and sets about
investigating who it was that organised the attack. Things don't go
well for Gibbons as he is captured by the bad guy who is none other
than Secretary for Defence General George Deckert played by Willem
Defoe; with Gibbons out of the picture Stone must do everything he can
to stop the traitorous politician. He learns that Deckert is planning
to stage a coup d'etat by assassinating the president to stop him Stone
must recruit an army of his own… luckily his old gang of car thieves
are up to beating some of the best trained men in the US military!

Obviously this isn't the most realistic of films and if you want a
modicum of believability you probably shouldn't bother with this, if
however you just want mindless action with lots of explosions and
spectacular chases then you could do a lot worse. Ice Cube does a
reasonable job as the new xXx and Samuel L. Jackson and Willem Defoe
were good in their roles. The CGI effects were somewhat over used and
in several scenes it was an obvious effect rather than a looking as if
it might possibly have been a stunt that unfortunately reduced the
sense of danger. Overall though this wasn't as bad as I'd feared it
would be and I'd recommend any action fans check it out if it is on TV,
I wouldn't go out of my way to see it though.

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Before watching xXx 2:State of the Union, I watched the original film
and found that entertaining and fun. Even though the plot wasn't that
great in the first xXx, it was much better than its sequel. xXx: State
of the union's plot was pretty silly and pointless. Also the dialogue
was more cheesy and lame. State of the Union, plays less like a sequel
to xXx than a parody of it and the whole action genre, and that only
gets it so far.

The new xXx is Darius Stone (Ice Cube), an ex-military ex-con recruited
by program leader Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson). His mission is
to stop a covert coup by the corrupt Secretary of Defense (William
Dafoe), while driving a bunch of tricked-out cars, delivering cheesy
one-liners, and blowing up everything in sight.

The mocking tone encompasses both the original xXx (who gets derided
for his extreme sports skills) as well as the new version, and there's
a certain knowing camp quality that keeps the film marginally
entertaining. Once you get past the wink-and-nudge jokes, though, it's
all standard action-movie fare, with explosions every few minutes and a
mostly incoherent plot. There are a number of set pieces with obvious,
poorly rendered CGI, and while the extreme-sports angle of the original
is the target of jokes, it did give that film a unique angle that State
of the Union lacks. Looking for the the third installment. xXx: Return
of Xander Cage.

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