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xXx: Return Of Xander Cage - Diesel fuels the franchise again

 

By Damon Smith

An acrobatic assassin called Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his associates Serena (Deepika Padukone), Talon (Tony Jaa) and Hawk (Michael Bisping) steal technology codenamed Pandora's Box from a high-powered meeting of the National Security Agency led by Jane Marke (Toni Collette).

The future of mankind hangs in the balance and the NSA needs a daredevil to infiltrate Xiang's inner circle and avert disaster. Marke travels to the Dominican Republic to recruit Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) back into the fold.

Eventually, he answers the NSA's call to arms and recruits a posse of authority-flouting renegades. Cage and his crack squad prepare for battle.

xXx: Return Of Xander Cage is the third chapter in the franchise, which welcomes back Diesel 10 years after a second film foundered without him.

Three stars

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