Movie review : XXX: Return of Xander Cage

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Release Date : January 13, 2016

Cast : Vin Diesel, Donnie Yen, Deepika Padukone, Tony Jaa, Ruby Rose, Michael Bisping, Toni Colette, Samuel L Jackson

Director: DJ Caruso

I never thought that I would see the bike chase scene taking place in the ocean, but I saw that in the Xxx-The return of Xender Cage.

Thankfully, I did not have any great expectation with the film which turn out to be an average action film with a lot of bad acting, poor editing and strange story telling which you can see to kill your time.

The film is about Xander Cage, thought to be dead long ago, returning from the exile to recover a potential weapon of mass destruction called the “Pandora’s Box”, team up with some bad ass peoples. The story is wafer thin and predictable.

First lets talk about the acting. If you keep your scale for acting limited to facial expressions, the film really lacks of good acting. But all the actors has done really good job when it comes to the physical stuff. They all look cool in all the over the top action sequences, specially Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa. Deepika Padukone, who speaks English in the South Indian accent, is good in the action sequence but not when it comes to the over all acting. In fact, this is one of her worst and bad even when compared to her first movie appearance.

The editing is also not so impressive, the scenes seems more complected then it should be. Many of the build ups does not have the equivalent pay offs. The first half seem  to be dragged and incoherent but the film improves itself much in the second half.

There’s no doubt that the action nerds are going to love this one because of the precisely shoot action scenes (there are plenty of), which are not restricted to their male cast. Females are also equally bad ass.

Rating : 2.25 / 5.00

p.s. The Donnie Yen’s introduction scene is a must watch.

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