XXX – Xander Cage should have stayed retired

I usually start disliking a movie when the credits sequence is over 1 minute long. This movie has a VERY long credits sequence BEFORE the movie and you should see the one after the movie… I started rolling my eyes and looking at the watch as the director’s name kept on flashing on the screen, Vin Diesel’s name, director’s name again, Vin Diesel again… I was like…sooo… I paid to see a movie. When’s the movie starting?

The action started straight away and I must say I enjoyed some of the humour. All the action was mindless and the plot was slighly twisted: Xander with the government, more XXX agents, Xander throws some soldiers off the plane, more fighting, Xander is now in love and has a new buddy, Government screws everyone over, Xander takes revenge.

Good points: Fight scenes were awesome (that’s why the movie got some cookie points). There is a great skate scene where Vin Diesel comes down a hill at the start (A+).

The scenery is soo amazing, it makes me wanna visit Indonesia and the Dominican Republic.

Vin Diesel’s workout regime must have been tough as hell to look as hot as this:

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Bad points: dialog stalls, one liners rule and the acting is so bad sometimes it makes you cringe. Deepika Padukone is gorgeous but her English is so bad, that even with the thick accents I usually hear around Leicester, I still found it difficult to understand what she was saying.

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The supporting characters didn’t have as much screen time as i would have liked which might have made the movie better as this was pretty much the Vin Diesel show. Donnie yenn and Rory McCann were great, Donnie yenn is becoming one of my favourite action stars in films at the moment and he was great in this film. He is great in the action scenes and his character was actually the most interesting character in this film even though that isn’t saying allot. McCann plays the hound in game of thrones and he is a fun addition to the film in his role. But everyone else in this film is just a massive cartoon whether it is the romantic interest you don’t care about or the athletes who are bad actors or the character of Becky who is one of the worst characters I have seen in recent time.

x3-19119rc-edited-1200x910Toni Colette’s character and acting was horrible and i feel she was a very bad miscast as i do usually like her acting. I would have preferred to have seen more of Nina Dobrev’s character as she was actually a bit interesting and comedic.

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The story of this film is incredibly cliché and dull, all the twists and turns are incredibly predictable and you will guess them within the first 20 mins of the film.

If you are into action movies its still worth watching but just don’t go in expecting it to be great.

 

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