9 Fun Things About The New xXx!

Hi. Sorry I’ve been off the grid a bit. I was feeling a little under the weather. Why do we even use that phrase? I mean what does on top or under the weather have to do with anything? English! Anyways, moi is definitely much better now and got to lose a couple of pounds while I was under, especially in the tummy area. I guess a couple of days of enforced starvation works wonders for a flat tummy. Lol! But you should consider other options for a slimming routine.

Today’s isn’t a movie review day but I wanted to tell you guys the 9 fun things I liked the most about the latest xXx: Return of Xander Cage or as xXx: Reactivated as titled in some countries reboot with Vin Diesel. You know, the would be Bond character that sports tattoos instead of a suit and has a skate board for a super weapon. The character’s new series has grossed over $346 million worldwide against a production budget of $85 million, making it the eighth highest-grossing film of 2017, the highest-grossing film of Revolution Studios and in the franchise. So, here are some things that got Jollyhood’s giggles while watching:

  1. Though we know xXx only aims to be marketable, not inventive. The action packed adrenalin junkie film doesn’t even bother with a storyline. To describe the plot; stunts, explosions, stunts, more explosions and more stunts. Lol! Guess the producers figure the explosions and stunts are a good enough plot without the added stress of writing dialogue.

  1. The stunts are border line ridiculous. Check this out; Xender Cage glides through a forest and tree stumps with snow skis, (Thought those where meant for sking on snow.), turns a bike into a surfing board and a submarine, and tops it up by crashing an airplane into a burning satellite earth bound and jumping out of the plane without a parachute while doing all these miraculous fates. Of course he survives.
  1. The film’s littered with enough of Diesel’s corny punch lines e.g. “The things I do for my country”. I thought that was a Bond line. With his penchant for scripts with sporadic or no dialogue, I’m not seeing a gold statute anytime soon for Vin.  Well, the dough works fine too.
  1. It’s confirmed; Neymar Jr. is no actor and should definitely stick to the football pitch. To think he actually thought he was being recruited for “The Avengers”. *Shudders* Not a nice picture* But seeing a Cristiano Ronaldo’s make his film debut certainly is *huge grin*
  1. Xender’s band of “merry men” have as much chemistry as oil and water. They should take a cue from “The Furious Franchise”. They got that one locked down. And Dobrev has the nerdy, fast talking, comical cast in the crew? … Nah!
  1. The supposedly “kill everybody or anything in their path” rogue xXx team that Xender’s up against consist of a would be kungfu master, acrobatic disco dancing Asian, a gun wielding Indian and one big guy (not too sure about his skills). Sounds scary, right?
  1. Ice Cube (Darius Stone) lives in Detroit and has Professor Xavier’s mutant powers which is why he intercepted Xender Cages xXx mashed up team’s distress call and come to their rescue so fast… hmm?
  1. The film’s more politically correct than most Hollywood action films. You’ve got Caucasians, blacks, Latinos, Asians and even Indians popping out of your ears. No one’s sprouting the anti-diversity crap with this film.
  1. Samuel L. Jackson (Gibbons) returns from the dead at his own funeral. Don’t you just love it when he does that in his superhero movies? Anyways, he gives Xender some much needed words of wisdom “Kick some ass. Get the girl. And manage to look dope while doing it”. More punch lines.

You should know that Diesel revealed in an interview with Variety published January 2017, that Paramount has already contacted him about returning for a fourth film and other cast members about getting to work sometime in May. It makes sense with almost $300 million in profits. Storyline or not.

The Omu Resort day cation with Waka with Debbie is still on, so make it a date to do something fun with the family and friends on May 29th, Democracy day. Trust me! A little bit of fun works wonders. Not for a flat tummy though. Lol! I hear they’ve got more fun stuff planned for the year, like a trip to a castle. Nice! Be sure to visit their website for the itinerary. Stay safe and have a cool week. XoXo!

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