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XXX
  • Director 
     Rob Cohen
  • Actors 
     Vin Diesel, Samuel L Jackson, Marton Csokas, Asia Argento, Eve
  • Year 
     2002
  • Notable Appearance 
     TMP, AK74SU, Vz61, AK47, M16, Uzi, FN, Glock 17
  • Story 
     7
  • Combat Scenes 
     8
  • Weapon Variety 
     9
  • High Factor 
     9

 

Vin Diesel stars as former extreme sports athlete Xander XXX Cage, notorious for his death defying public stunts. Betting he can succeed where other conventional spies have failed, Xander is recruited by NSA Agent Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) to become a different kind of undercover agent. Enlisted for a dangerous covert mission, he must use all his extreme skills to combat a clever, organized, and ruthless enemy far beyond the scope of his experience. A broad range of weapons are seen in the movie with a collection of custom guns - especially that radically cool revolver as used by Xander. From the directors of Fast and Furious, this movie is one heck of a ride.

Vin Diesel is XXX Don't expect too much from the story or the acting, which at time rides from corny to cheesy. Watch this movie for the action as intellectual fulfillment falls short. A little James Bond, a little Pulp Fiction, and totally Gen Y.

Lots of very cool weaponary - spy stuff aside, there are lots of traditional weapons. The custom revolver wants to make you pick up a nickel-plated six-shooter of your own, while Vin does briefly pick up a downed enemie's Glock for a brief shootout. Lots of AK47S action used by the police, M16 series rifles, TMP, and many other weapons. Our favorite sequence is the part where XXX is is tied up by a Colombian drug lord. The drug lord then calls Cage a "funny guy" before he tries to cut him open with a huge knife. "You know what's really funny...", Cage says, "is that [stuff on the knife] smells like real blood". Very funny yes! Visit the official site.