Iâ€™m not exactly a fan of â€œso-bad-itâ€™s-goodâ€ movies, and while itâ€™s at least a film thatâ€™s not trying to spoof itself, the dialogue by screenwritersÂ Chad St. John (London Has Fallen) and F. Scott Frazier (The Numbers Station) on display in this trailer is simply so-bad-itâ€™s-bad. I suppose the action could be a draw for some folks (thereâ€™s a motorcycle that turns into a jet ski here that is almost impressively ridiculous), and I have to imagine this movie was made for someone, but Iâ€™ll take John Wick over Xander Cage any day.
Regardless, take a look for yourself in the trailer below. The film co-stars Ruby Rose,Nina Dobrev, Toni Collette, Donnie Yen, Tony Jaa, Deepika Padukone, and Rory McCann ofGame of Thrones fame. Samuel L. JacksonÂ also returns as Agent Augustus Gibbons.Â xXx: The Return of Xander Cage will hit theaters nationwide on January 20th, 2017.
Here is the official synopsis forÂ xXx: The Return of Xander Cage,Â followed by some new images from the upcoming film:
The third explosive chapter of the blockbuster franchise that redefined the spy thriller finds extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) coming out of self-imposed exile and on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandoraâ€™s Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. Packed with the seriesâ€™ signature deadpan wit and bad-ass attitude, â€œxXx: THE RETURN OF XANDER CAGEâ€ will raise the bar on extreme action with some of the most mind-blowing stunts to ever be caught on film.