xXx is directed by Rob Cohen and written by Rich Wilkes. It stars Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Marton Csokas, Samuel L. Jackson & William Hope. It's shot mostly in Prague with Dean Semler on photography and Randy Edelman scores the music.
Underground adrenaline sports hero Xander Cage has fractured just one too many laws. The secret service, in desperate need of agents tough enough to complete the most hazardous of missions, have Xander under threat of prison, something he can avoid if he gets to Prague and infiltrates Anarchy 99 and foil their fiendish terrorist plot.
You can just imagine the meeting of minds at the lunch table for discussion on xXx. Right, so it looks like the James Bond franchise is heading downwards again, and this up coming Bourne thingy probably wont have any legs. Look guys, I really think there is a market opening for a kick ass secret agent movie. Lets get beefcake man mountain Vin Diesel to star, set it in a quality location, maybe Prague, and let all hell break loose. Slot in a foxy chick like Asia Argento to stir the loins of the thrash metal Satan worshippers, and put in a crazy Bondian villain intent on making the world implode.
You know what? They went ahead and did it. Made for $70 million the film, in spite of divisive reviews, went on to make over $270 million Worldwide. The out shot is that xXx is just over two hours of disposable, unadulterated, explosive action fun. 6.5/10