History Film / XXX

22nd Jul '16 10:18:23 PM HighCrate
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''[=xXx=]'' (spoken as "Triple X") is a 2002 action film starring Creator/VinDiesel, who stars as the rebellious GeniusBruiser Xander Cage, a fugitive stuntman pressed into service by the NSA chief Creator/SamuelLJackson. What follows is a series of action-movie-setting "tests" of Xander to see if he is ready for the mission for which he had been recruited: the infiltration of anarchistic terrorist group "Anarchy 99". The leaders of this group are former KGB agents, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy trained to sniff out American spies]], which means that this mission vast majority of regular, less x-treme NSA agents have been deemed unfit.

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''[=xXx=]'' (spoken as "Triple X") is a 2002 action film starring Creator/VinDiesel, who stars as the rebellious GeniusBruiser Xander Cage, a fugitive stuntman pressed into service by the NSA chief Creator/SamuelLJackson. What follows is a series of action-movie-setting "tests" of Xander to see if he is ready for the mission for which he had been recruited: the infiltration of anarchistic terrorist group "Anarchy 99". The leaders of this group are former KGB agents, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy trained to sniff out American spies]], spies, which means that this mission vast majority of regular, less x-treme NSA agents have been deemed unfit.
15th Jul '16 3:12:32 AM Morgenthaler
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* DinerBrawl: Xander Cage is abducted from his home by government agents, and wakes up the next day in a busy road diner. Shortly after there's a stick-up by two armed men, but Cage easily dispatches both of them, even brazenly walking into the line of fire of the second gunman before taking his weapon. Agent Augustus Gibbons reveals himself and states it to be a test which Cage passed, but asks how he knew. Cage [[SherlockScan points out all the increasingly unlikely discrepancies he noticed before the hold-up]]; he can believe that the first gunman was using a cop-issue Beretta and even that the second gunman would be all dressed up and reading a financial newspaper for a day when the stock market's closed, but they blew it with the waitress. Because his aunt was one, he knows that no career waitress would come to work in high heels because it would just cause blisters, so he realized the whole thing was fake and the guns only had blanks.

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* DinerBrawl: Xander Cage is abducted from his home by government agents, and wakes up the next day in a busy road diner. Shortly after Almost immediately there's a stick-up by two armed men, but Cage easily dispatches both of them, even brazenly walking into the line of fire of the second gunman before taking his weapon. them. Agent Augustus Gibbons reveals himself and states it to be explains that this was a test which Cage passed, but asks how he knew. why Cage was confident enough to just walk right up to the second gunman and grab his shotgun. Cage [[SherlockScan points out all the increasingly unlikely discrepancies he noticed before noticed]]; one of the hold-up]]; he can believe that the first gunman was using gunmen packing a cop-issue Beretta and even that the second gunman would be all other one dressed up and reading as a financial newspaper for broker on a day Sunday when the stock market's closed, market is closed he deemed unlikely, but they blew it with the waitress. Because his aunt was one, he knows that no still plausible; a career waitress would come coming to work in high heels because it would just cause blisters, however was beyond the realm of physical possibility, so he realized that if she was fake, then the whole thing setting was fake and the guns only had blanks.
29th Apr '16 2:42:12 AM Harem-author
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** The NSA does ''not'' have agents in the field--they're strictly signals intelligence (phone calls, emails, that sort of thing). Non-military human intelligence is the CIA's business.

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** The NSA does ''not'' have agents in the field--they're strictly signals intelligence (phone calls, emails, that sort of thing). Non-military human intelligence is the CIA's business. [[FridgeBrilliance Then again, Gibbons is working "off the grid," and if there are ''competent'' covert agents in the NSA, who could prove it?]]
12th Apr '16 8:03:06 AM Harem-author
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* SequelNonEntity

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* SequelNonEntitySequelNonEntity: [[spoiler: Xander does not appear in the sequel, cover story is that he was killed in... Bora Bora.]]


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* SuddenSequelDeathSyndrome: [[spoiler: Xander was killed off-screen in Bora Bora before the second movie begins, so that Gibbons would have an excuse to go to ''another'' criminal, one the BigBad actually knows.]] This is actually discussed at several points, with Gibbons' associate wishing for Xander.
1st Mar '16 10:01:24 PM Prfnoff
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'''''[=xXx=]''''' (spoken as "Triple X") is a 2002 action film starring Creator/VinDiesel, who stars as the rebellious GeniusBruiser Xander Cage, a fugitive stuntman pressed into service by the NSA chief Creator/SamuelLJackson. What follows is a series of action-movie-setting "tests" of Xander to see if he is ready for the mission for which he had been recruited: the infiltration of anarchistic terrorist group "Anarchy 99". The leaders of this group are former KGB agents, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy trained to sniff out American spies]], which means that this mission vast majority of regular, less x-treme NSA agents have been deemed unfit.

The film has at its core the outright rejection of many of the TuxedoAndMartini tropes (for better or worse), and an extended sequence at the beginning (where a tux-clad NSA agent completely fails at his mission and gets killed at a heavy metal concert) is clearly a TakeThat to Film/JamesBond. It was financially successful.

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'''''[=xXx=]''''' ''[=xXx=]'' (spoken as "Triple X") is a 2002 action film starring Creator/VinDiesel, who stars as the rebellious GeniusBruiser Xander Cage, a fugitive stuntman pressed into service by the NSA chief Creator/SamuelLJackson. What follows is a series of action-movie-setting "tests" of Xander to see if he is ready for the mission for which he had been recruited: the infiltration of anarchistic terrorist group "Anarchy 99". The leaders of this group are former KGB agents, [[DangerouslyGenreSavvy trained to sniff out American spies]], which means that this mission vast majority of regular, less x-treme NSA agents have been deemed unfit.

The film has at its core the outright rejection of many of the TuxedoAndMartini tropes (for better or worse), and an extended sequence at the beginning (where a tux-clad NSA agent completely fails at his mission and gets killed at a heavy metal concert) is clearly a TakeThat to Film/JamesBond. It was financially successful.
Film/JamesBond.
30th Jan '16 10:31:32 PM CrazyUncleNikola
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A third film titled XXX: The Return of Xander Cage is slated for 2017 which like the title implies would see the return of Xander Cage who had seemingly been killed offscreen in the previous movie.

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A third film titled XXX: xXx: The Return of Xander Cage is slated for 2017 which like the title implies would see the return of Xander Cage who had seemingly been killed offscreen in the previous movie.
30th Jan '16 10:30:52 PM CrazyUncleNikola
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A third film titled XXX: The Return of Xander Cage is slated for 2017 which like the title implies would see the return of Xander Cage who had seemingly been killed offscreen in the previous movie.
1st Jan '16 8:42:19 PM StarSword
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** The scene introducing Xander to the viewers is also a HUGE Take That against... [[MoralGuardians Jack Thompson]]. Understanding considering this is a Creator/VinDiesel film, as in the guy who started his own development studio because [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames he wanted the licensed games of his movies to actually be good]].

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** The scene introducing Xander to the viewers is also a HUGE Take That against... [[MoralGuardians Jack Thompson]]. Understanding Understandable considering this is a Creator/VinDiesel film, as in the guy who started his own development studio because [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames he wanted the licensed games of his movies to actually be good]].
1st Jan '16 8:41:48 PM StarSword
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** The scene introducing Xander to the viewers is also a HUGE Take That against... [[MoralGuardians Jack Thompson]].

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** The scene introducing Xander to the viewers is also a HUGE Take That against... [[MoralGuardians Jack Thompson]]. Understanding considering this is a Creator/VinDiesel film, as in the guy who started his own development studio because [[TheProblemWithLicensedGames he wanted the licensed games of his movies to actually be good]].
10th Oct '15 4:22:05 AM erforce
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** Like in the tradition of the JamesBond films this one is parodying, Xander is issued a bunch of useful gadgets that all come in handy. [[spoiler:However, the gadgets and weapons he had put in his car just in case turn out to be useless for stopping the sub during the climax, forcing him to improvise.]]

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** Like in the tradition of the JamesBond ''Film/JamesBond'' films this one is parodying, Xander is issued a bunch of useful gadgets that all come in handy. [[spoiler:However, the gadgets and weapons he had put in his car just in case turn out to be useless for stopping the sub during the climax, forcing him to improvise.]]
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