xXx: Return of Xander Cage

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Vin Diesel is back as an extreme sports star on a mission Discuss this article

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Vin Diesel continues his assault on both the box office and basic English grammar with another stupidly suffixed sequel to one of his existing action franchises. Here it’s the one no-one actually liked much in the first place – in fact, not even big Vin could be bothered to come back for the second one, with Ice Cube taking his place – where he’s the extreme sports athlete called in by the government to stop an evil plot to destroy the world. Because he’s good with a skateboard. Or something. (You know, it’s one of those amazing pieces of movie logic like in
Armageddon, where they train up Bruce Willis and his team of drillers to be astronauts – because, of course, that’s infinitely more logical than training actual astronauts how to use a drill.) Anyway, we digress. Buckle up for daft stunts, bad guys being punched repeatedly in the face and Diesel saying things like “ride or die” while everyone around him tries not to laugh. Bring it on.

The bottom line
Vin Diesel is back! In another white T-shirt.

By Time Out staff
Time Out Doha,

xXx: Return of Xander Cage

  • Duration: 107
  • Released: Fri, 20 Jan
  • Language: English
  • Director: D.J. Caruso
  • Stars: Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone

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