xXx: STATE OF THE UNION (Theatrical 2005 USA)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.8|5.0 Starsììì

xXx: State of the Union lacks the ‘bang’ of xXx despite more than enough action and good acting. It may have been better to cast Terry Crews in this particular movie and move Ice Cube to a softer script. The same for Samuel L. Jackson…he’s outstanding in nearly anything, but this film seems to require a different choice for his role. Overall, the film is just a little plain without that over-the-top thrill that we’ve come to expect from movies within this genre.

Storyline

After a National Security Agency (NSA) bunker is attacked, NSA agents look for a good replacement for Agent Xander Cage and choose Navy Seals Lieutenant Darius Stone (Ice Cube).

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director Lee Tamahori for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers Rob Cohen, Derek Dauchy, and Todd Garner for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: General George Decker (Willem Dafoe), XXX (Ice Cube), Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson), Agent Kyle Christopher Steele (Scott Speedman), Zeke (Xzibit), President James Sanford (Peter Strauss), Agent Toby Lee Shavers (Michael Roof), Charlie Mayweather (Sunny Mabrey), Lola Jackson (Nona Gaye), Lieutenant Alabama Cobb (John Gleeson Connolly), Agent Meadows (Ramon De Ocampo), and Bull (Barry Sigismondi).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. It’s one of those sequel films that didn’t live up to the parent film.

Ben Meyers

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