Rent xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

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1h 42min
Rent xXx: Return of Xander Cage (aka Xander Returns) Online DVD & Blu-ray Rental
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Synopsis:
When a group of lethal mercenaries steal a hi-tech weapon that poses a global threat, the world needs superspy Xander Cage (Vin Diesel). Recruited back into action, Xander leads a team of death-defying adrenaline junkies on a mission to kick some ass, save the day, and look dope while doing it.
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Directors:
Producers:
Vin Diesel, Jeff Kirschenbaum, Joe Roth, Samantha Vincent
Writers:
Rich Wilkes, F. Scott Frazier
Aka:
Xander Returns
Studio:
Paramount Home Entertainment
Genres:
Action & Adventure, Thrillers
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/05/2017
Run Time:
102 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French, Hindi
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Hindi, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
Bonus:
  • Third Time's the Charm: Xander Returns
  • I Live for This Sh#t!: Stunts
  • Gag Reel
BBFC:
Release Date:
29/05/2017
Run Time:
107 minutes
Languages:
English, English Audio Description, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
Subtitles:
Danish, Dutch, English, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, French, Hindi, Italian, Japanese, Norwegian, Spanish, Swedish
Formats:
Pal
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.40:1
Colour:
Colour
BLU-RAY Regions:
B
Bonus:
  • Third Time's the Charm: Xander Returns
  • I Live for This Sh#t!: Stunts
  • Gag Reel
  • Rebels, Tyrants and Ghosts: The Cast
  • Opening Pandora's Box: On Location
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Release Date:
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Release Date:
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Reviews (3) of xXx: Return of Xander Cage

What was the Point? - xXx: Return of Xander Cage review by CS

Spoiler Alert
15/06/2017

Being a fan of Vin Diesel and enjoying many of his other films, it is inevitable that now and then an actor will appear in a dud, something which makes you question why it was made in the first place, or perhaps it was made as a tax write off, this is one such film! Within the first five minutes I could see where this was going, using Samuel L Jackson to almost tentatively create a link between his character in this series and his character in the Marvel movies as a recruiting agent of S.H.I.E.L.D., thus suggesting that the character of Zander Cage, has an almost Superhero like quality, which in this film he most certainly does not have! An ageing Vin Diesel plays the part as though he's still in his 20's and the whole film was made as though to appeal to 15 year old adolescent boys, who enjoy gawping at a bit of skirt, as this film is excessively and unnecessarily filled with scantly clad women showing of their assets in a crass and very tacky way, similar to elements of the Fast & Furious series, as though semi naked beautiful women will make up for the lack of a plot! And the plot in this film is dire, as is the script, directing and general production, the whole film looks like it was made with Vin sleepwalking through his part, because even he realised that it was going to be a dud and wanted out fast! It's such a shame as the first film in the Trilogy was brilliant, I've never seen the second one which doesn't feature Vin, but why this one was ever made, who knows!

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More bish bash bosh - xXx: Return of Xander Cage review by NC

Spoiler Alert
16/08/2017

About 200 soldiers killed who cannot shoot straight, or taker cover.......... by young ladies who can barely hold a gun up. Vin has 17 year old girls shaped like boys all over him. Lots of boring dialogue interspersed with loud and explosive action shots.

In other words, more of the same..........like Fast and Furious without so many cars.......if you like all the other films will like this one. If you found them boring and pointless........you will think the same again...................

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Nauseating - xXx: Return of Xander Cage review by Alphaville

Spoiler Alert
30/01/2019

If you like stunts, there are a couple of good ones here: a skateboard escape at the beginning and a motorbike chase on water half-way through. As for the remainder, it’s the usual Vin Diesel macho sexist rot.

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Critic review

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (aka Xander Returns) review by Adrijan Arsovski - Cinema Paradiso

xXx: Return of Xander Cage, although peculiarly named, is the third instalment in the accidental innuendo named the triple “X” series, now seeing the titular character Xander Cage (played by Vin Diesel) embark in his newest espionage-turned-explosive-action quest in order to, I guess save the world? However, Xander Cage (already declared dead, but for some reason brought magically back to life) is now 15 years older, meaning he’s less mobile, agile, and overall looks like he could grandfather two nephews in the least. But, despite these obvious shortcomings, Xander is back and is ready to kick some butt. Or is he?

The film starts with the magical return of top-level demolisher and overall badass Xander Cage, this time directed by acclaimed action visionary D.J. Caruso (Eagle Eye, Disturbia), and follows along the footsteps of late 80s and early 90s over-the-top action films with a reasonable sense to blow things up every third scene or so. To this extent, whist mirroring these sentiments in their entirety from start to finish, xXx: Return of Xander Cage truly delivers.

Now, the action (and proprietary filmmaking) doesn’t always make any sense, but then again, why should it? It’s only because of recent audiences’ expectations that films started to follow logical events preceded (or anteceded) by a lump of other logical events that would eventually surmount to reasonable conclusions – regardless of the film’s genre. xXx: Return of Xander Cage blows all of those expectations with a solid amount of C4, TNT, and several other explosives combined; and now, given the recent advances in computer generated imagery (or as the kids nowadays like to call it – CGI), those ridiculous moments (which Triple X abounds with) are even easier to make, with little to no risks in regards to the personnel involved. And so, the third 3 x X instalment had the guts to insert battles in moving cargo planes, sliding across busses with nothing more than some kind of snowboard, and even employing technobabble as the movie’s main plot (more accurately: McGuffin). See, xXx: Return of Xander Cage has it all.

As we go further, it’s clear the writers had some very creative ideas about their characters and consequently their characters’ unique treats; one of them being Donnie Yen kicking ass, and Thai superstar Tony Jaa kicking less ass in this particular role – which is kind of a shame when you come to think of it. These characters are entertaining on their own, but with no sense of any real danger involved, they may well have been escapees from a looney toons cartoon for all its worth.

All things considered, xXx: Return of Xander Cage doesn’t cut any corners entertainment-wise: it’s funny, explosive, self-aware, and very much watchable full stop. But Diesel, whilst still having some action juice left in him, he should probably try to tackle some roles where he doesn’t do all the dirty work by himself. Because he’s getting old, that’s the joke.

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