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XXX: The Return of Xander Cage

Went to see XXX: The Return of Xander Cage this weekend. The basic premise – ‘After coming out of self-imposed exile, daredevil operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) must race against time to recover a sinister weapon known as Pandora's Box, a device that controls every military satellite in the world. Recruiting a new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself entangled in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of government.’

Vin Diesel is so charismatic and charming and I’ll pretty much watch most films he is in. The Return of Xander Cage was good, but not quite up to par with the original. They introduced the support characters way too quickly; you weren’t able to build up any ties with his ‘group of cohorts’. I’m not sure if the plan is to craft an alternate franchise for Vin to run alongside his Fast and Furious series but at least with F&F the team members are all quite memorable, unique and far better developed than the XXX crew. Granted the highlight of this film is the stunts and action sequences (which are AMAZING), I genuinely wanted to see more of Ruby Rose and Rory McCann and learn about their characters’ backstories. Either way, the movie was a fun ride and just makes me look forward to the next F&F film scheduled for release later this spring. Say what you will but I will take a F&F film over the Avengers/Marvel any day.  
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For the love of the wee man.....why was Vin Diesel reduced to Kingsman level?!?!