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  • Contested Sequel: State of the Union.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Danny Trejo menaces Cage with a machete.
  • Memetic Mutation: "Two years? What was your plan? To let them die of old age?"
  • Sequelitis: State of the Union has been widely considered to be a terrible film than the original.
  • Shallow Parody: The first movie 'parodied' the James Bond Tuxedo and Martini spy model by having an NSA agent in the opening switching his spy suit for a tux while on the run from the bad guys. He then gets assassinated when he tries to dissappear into a rock concert actually held by the bad guys, because he can't blend in with the crowd. While the Bond movies did popularize this trope, Bond himself was never dumb enough to try something like this, and always dressed for the occassion.
    • However, try picturing any of the Bonds (save for perhaps the one that came after this movie, Daniel Craig) at that concert. All of them, especially Connery and Brosnan, would likely have stuck out like a sore thumb even more if they'd been dressed appropriately. Xander's innate look but, more importantly, his manner are vital ability to blend in with this set. The tuxedo is outer trappings, it's as much the fact that he looks absolutely flummoxed by being in a rock concert in a bar that makes the doomed agent stand out. So the parody's not as shallow as it could be (there were people in suits at the party, disheveled though they might have been).
    • Also, this may be a homage to very realistic British 'Sandbaggers' series that was once called 'a show about people in suits dying in Prague' and it's popular tagline (often used in-universe) was 'It's not James Bond'. Despite all over-the-top actions, infiltration of Anarchy 99 by Xander Cage is much more solid tradecraft than sending a guy looking like 'Romeo agent' (seducer, high-roller) to infiltrate an organization resembling a biker gang.


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