It was the first starring vehicle for the "Fast and the Furious" alum, and there's a reason why there's only been one sequel.
There's absolutely nothing that sets this apart from other action films, except all its references to its time period.
It talks about online episodes, anarchists in a politically crazed country, and its look, which is always trying to steal from bigger, better films. This was a stupid a poorly made action film that has no redeeming values. Vin Diesel shows yet again that he has no skill as an actor.
Watch the version with Riff Trax, otherwise you won't enjoy any part of this dull, weird mishmash. The film might've had more potential with a better script and a much better actor. This film is a poorly made action film that has nothing good going for it.
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Xander "XXX" Cage is a notorious underground thrill seeker who, until now, has been deemed untouchable by the law.
NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring to avoid going to prison.
Betting XXX can succeed where other conventional spies have failed, Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude.
Enlisted for a dangerous covert mission, he must combat a clever, organized and ruthless crime enemy far beyond the scope of his experience.
This is surely the easiest film to make fun of, in the Vin Diesel canon.