XXX (Wide Screen) (Superbit) [DVD] [2002]

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For a movie that would like to think of itself as the future of the action / espionage picture, xXx uses a surprising number of jokes and stunts lifted directly from the Roger Moore Bond era while the..read more

For a movie that would like to think of itself as the future of the action / espionage picture, xXx uses a surprising number of jokes and stunts lifted directly from the Roger Moore Bond era while the actual premise resembles a sex-change for Nikita,
Vin Diesel’s Xander Cage–an extreme sports daredevil recruited by spymaster Samuel L Jackson for a covert mission in Prague–may be Blofeld-bald, pumped-up with testosterone, tattooed like a graffiti-covered wall and given to driving sports cars off bridges for fun, but he turns out to be a disappointingly square goodie-goodie when the quips and bullets are flying,
Even the slinky heroine (Asia Argento), a double agent within a mad ex-Soviet gang called Anarchy 99, laughs at the idea that a walking cue ball with three Xs tattooed on his neck could ever be a secret agent,

There’s one stunt scene that will be remembered as a classic, as xXx triggers an avalanche and snowboards ahead of the fall,
But there’s too much of the falling-out-of-planes, straddling-and-defusing-jet-propelled-germ-bombs, blasting-every-baddie-in-the-place business that makes it too familiar,
Enough material for several great trailers, but next time they’ll need a script,
Kim Newman

On the DVD : xXx comes loud and proud to DVD, with Dolby 5,
1 sound and the kind of sharp screen transfer you’d expect for a movie of this magnitude,
From beautiful scrolling menus based on the tattoo artwork to the brash music, this disc epitomises everything an extreme sports release should be : special features are offered in the “Zander Zone” and include a whole host of behind-the-scenes action and commentaries, made all the more interesting by Rob Cohen’s reluctance to use CGI and Vin Diesel’s willingness to be thrown in at the deep end,
If there’s one thing you should avoid, though, it’s the Gavin Rossdale music video–unless of course you want to see a grown man’s vanity on screen,
Nikki Disney

  • Actor:Vin Diesel
  • Actor:Asia Argento
  • Actor:Samuel L. Jackson
  • Actor:William Hope
  • Actor:Danny Trejo
  • AudienceRating:Suitable for 12 years and over
  • Binding:DVD
  • Creator:Vin Diesel
  • Creator:Asia Argento
  • Creator:Arne Schmidt
  • Creator:Creighton Bellinger
  • Creator:David Minkowski
  • Creator:Derek Dauchy
  • Creator:George Zakk
  • Creator:Matthew Stillman
  • Creator:Rich Wilkes
  • Director:Rob Cohen
  • EAN:5035822339866
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  • Format:PAL
  • Label:Sony Pictures
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  • Manufacturer:Sony Pictures
  • NumberOfDiscs:1
  • NumberOfItems:1
  • PackageDimensions:
  • ProductGroup:DVD
  • ProductTypeName:ABIS_DVD
  • Publisher:Sony Pictures
  • RegionCode:2
  • ReleaseDate:2003-09-08
  • RunningTime:124
  • SKU:36146
  • Studio:Sony Pictures
  • Title:XXX (Wide Screen) (Superbit) [DVD] [2002]
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