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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.]]
22nd Sep '15 7:53:35 AM Rebu
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* {{Jerkass}}: The Senator who gets his car stolen by Xander near the beginning.

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* {{Jerkass}}: The Senator who gets his car stolen by Xander near the beginning. We even get his racism demonstrated [[AmbiguouslyBrown when he assumes Xander is Mexican]], so we know he's a jerk.


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* KickTheDog: [[spoiler:Two of the higher ups in A 99 actively mock the scientists as they murder them, displaying not the slightest bit of sympathy, unlike Yorgi or Yelena.]]
22nd Sep '15 7:48:11 AM Rebu
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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.]]



* DeadpanSnarker: Xander Cage.

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* DeadpanSnarker: Xander Cage. Cage, Gibbons, Yelena, Yorgi...
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