xXx: Return of Xander Cage ★★★★

What the...suddenly the series is GOOD! I mean, they still kept its dumb "edgy extreme sport James Bond for teens" premise, but now they are less smug about it, added jokes, a bunch of fun characters and even turned Xander into a goofball, who likes to mindfuck his enemies by being silly!

The standouts here are definitely Rory McCann, as the team's Murdoc, Toni Collette, who plays her role with a great, annoyed aging-porn-star-who-thinks-she-is-better-than-everybody face, Donnie Yen, who finally seems to get used right by Hollywood and hell, I even liked Nina Dobrev as I-swear-I'm-not-Felicity-from-ARROW-because-I-have-brown-hair.

Add to this a script that is at times more clever than most other chase-the-dangerous-thingy secret agent movies of our time and...really, I can't believe it...you get a good, fun, very watchable xXx sequel, that is even directed by D.J. Caruso, who never made a movie that I liked!
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#014 in 2018
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