Did you think that the xXx franchise was dead and buried? Nothing Vin Diesel ever does truly dies! And so here is something you may not have been expecting a sequel to a movie so couched in 90s extreme sports that you wouldn’t ever think it could be updated… and yet.
There’s something very Fast and Furious about this. A little bit of that ridiculousness that makes it work. That may come in part from Vin Diesel, but it’s too the filmmakers credit that they were smart enough to update things (and possibly ignore the Ice Cube sequel entirely). My only true gripe here so far is that title. It makes it sound like we all remember the character of Xander Cage fondly when I can’t even remember a single frame from the original movie.
xXx: Return of Xander Cage opens January 20, 2017.