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Old 12-15-02, 05:37 PM
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I'm just lookin for some reviews for the dvd, which looks sweet.


here's one:
http://www.upcomingdiscs.com/dvd_rev..._where=studios
Old 12-21-02, 04:49 PM
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...well... just for you: here's another review... and another...
...and yet another... and, finally, a review of the J6P Version...

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Old 12-22-02, 09:59 AM
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wrist slicing come to my mind when I think of this movie... no intended either
Old 12-28-02, 12:08 AM
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wrist slicing come to my mind when I think of this movie
Yea, but I enjoyed the shots of Prague.
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xXx is a good mindless action flick that I will definitely be getting on tuesday.
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Yea, but I enjoyed the shots of Prague.
Her name is Asia.
Old 12-28-02, 02:56 PM
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Yea, Asia Argento also looked good, but this was one of a handful of films that has been filmed in Prague that I have seen.
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xXx Rules! If you dont like this film than you are a chick flick watchn' punany. Have fun with your Ya Ya Sisterhood. LMAO
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This was a very frustrating movie to watch. It seems that with just about every scene change, sub-titles would pop up and I would have to return to the sub-titles menu to turn them off again. This would last only until the next scene (or layer change?). Anyone else experience this?
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I watched it last night and did not have the subtitle problem, maybe it is only on the Fullscreen copies!

What I did notice is in the deleted scenes, there is a partial nudity scene, that has been blurred out. Why is that, I thought most extras were unrated, or did they need to do that to retain a specific rating for the DVD.

As for the review, it looks and sounds good, but some (most?) of the actions scenes have at least 1 cheesy moment.

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Old 01-02-03, 07:56 AM
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Originally posted by jon-w9
I watched it last night and did not have the subtitle problem, maybe it is only on the Fullscreen copies!
I wish that was the problem! :-) I only buy widescreen...
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What a poor excuse of a movie. Bad acting and it looked like some xgamers wanted to make a movie. Even after checking logic at the door I could not get over the rediculous stunts and storyline that were included in this movie. And I like this type of mindless fun on occasion. I had abput ten people watching this yesterday and they all said "did you really buy this movie?" I just hope the latest Bond movie didn't go for this over the top nonsense. Bought it blind on Tuesday. Selling it today.
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It's just a good laid back action movie, it's not trying to do anything spectacular, that's why I like the damn movie so much heh, a great movie to own on DVD too, you can watch the movie so many times and still retain the entertainment.
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As ridiculous as it was, I was still entertained. Great MX bike stunts. Definitely NOT a keeper IMO, so rent before buying.
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Some of the action was good and some unbelievably over the top crazy. Dialogue was laughable to terrible and corny and I can't believe he said that.

Lucky I only paid $9.98 for it. LOL.
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Originally posted by nycdude
Some of the action was good and some unbelievably over the top crazy. Dialogue was laughable to terrible and corny and I can't believe he said that.

Yep, sounds like the same description one might give to a Bond film.......
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What a poor excuse of a movie. Bad acting and it looked like some xgamers wanted to make a movie. Even after checking logic at the door I could not get over the rediculous stunts and storyline that were included in this movie. And I like this type of mindless fun on occasion. I had abput ten people watching this yesterday and they all said "did you really buy this movie?" I just hope the latest Bond movie didn't go for this over the top nonsense. Bought it blind on Tuesday. Selling it today.
Oh come on it wasnt that bad
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Every action movie is a little corny. Dialogue??? Stallone come to mind?? how about Arnold Shwartzenagar?? The 2 biggest action stars in movie history and talked like retards, but everyone loved their films. This film is packed with **** blowing up guns goin off and the soundtrack rocks! And yes it does have xtreame stunts,

el_jer...xgamers have balls, they do crazy ****, **** YOU would never ever think of tryin to do, Thats what made this movie off the hook!, are you like 60 yrs. old or something. What the hell u want in an action movie anyways? Dialogue? who cares...like I said I grew up with Stallone and Arnold, you gonna rip there films??? People like you wouldnt know action if kicked u in the ass.
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Originally posted by Shon
Every action movie is a little corny. Dialogue??? Stallone come to mind?? how about Arnold Shwartzenagar?? The 2 biggest action stars in movie history and talked like retards, but everyone loved their films. This film is packed with **** blowing up guns goin off and the soundtrack rocks! And yes it does have xtreame stunts,

el_jer...xgamers have balls, they do crazy ****, **** YOU would never ever think of tryin to do, Thats what made this movie off the hook!, are you like 60 yrs. old or something. What the hell u want in an action movie anyways? Dialogue? who cares...like I said I grew up with Stallone and Arnold, you gonna rip there films??? People like you wouldnt know action if kicked u in the ass.
"""""are you like 60 yrs. old or something""""

No just a tad bit older then 14,

Sorry i think Stallone and Arnold have a bit of credibility,Terminator and Rocky two name 2,this movie is pure Crap



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Jesus, you just do get it Tommy... ( and by the way, was I talking to you??) have you seen any of Arnolds or Stallones first films, how do u rate those??? Kinda crappy.

Diesel is an up and comming big action hero like the others, it takes time and good directors to obtain credibility. God, some people.
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xXx Review

Overall rating: 2/5
Director: Rob Cohen
Starring: Vin Diesel, Asia Argento, Marton Csokas, Samuel L. Jackson

Tagline: Triple the explosions, triple the stunts, half the plot.

Film: XXX stars human beef-slab Vin Diesel as a man who plays by his own rules. Does that sound clichéd? Good. You’re ready for the rest of the movie then.

XXX isn’t very subtle about its aims. It bills itself as introducing “a new breed of special agent,” and a very Bond-esque operative gets murdered at hard-core, industrial/goth rave in Prague during the first few minutes of the film. The message? Don’t wear a tuxedo to a rave. You need scum to catch scum.

We then cut to Vin Diesel, the titular XXX or Xander Cage, an extreme sports athlete who steals a car from a California state senator and drives it off a dam during one of the many spectacular stunt scenes that mar an otherwise perfectly crappy movie. NSA guru Samuel L. Jackson taps Cage to infiltrate the Czech rave scene and stop a vicious gang of anarchists from unleashing Armageddon in the form of a deadly biological weapon.

One of the subtle, unintentional ironies of the film is that it spends the first ten minutes setting XXX up to be the “anti-Bond” and then spends the next hour and a half Xeroxing the Bond formula -- albeit with less charm and more tattoos. There’s a dangerous woman, a megalomaniacal villain and car chases and explosions galore.

The film is set in Prague and it appeared to be mainly shot on location. To give the filmmakers their due, the city looks gorgeous and the lens really captures the colors and textures of Eastern Europe.

On the minus side Diesel delivers his lines with all the conviction of a robot reading a teleprompter, the plot has holes that you could drive XXX’s souped-up classic GTO through and the filmmakers appear to only have a passing knowledge of the laws of physics.

This is Diesel’s second successful outing with director Rob Cohen, The blockbuster The Fast and the Furious was the first. We need to stop giving them money right now. It’s the only way they’ll ever learn.

Rating: 2/5

DVD: Widescreen anamorphic format, Director's Commentary, A Filmmaker's Diary Documentary, "Diesel Powered" Featurette, "Building Speed: The Vehicles of XXX" Featurette, "The GTO is Back" Featurette, Deleted Scenes with Optional Director's Commentary, Designing The World of XXX Featurette, Storyboard Comparisons, Multi-Angle Deconstructions, Visual Effects "How To's", Music Video: Gavin Rossdale "Adrenaline", DVD-ROM: Screenplay, Agent Shavers' GTO Manuel & Weblinks

XXX sounds and looks amazing. The movie is almost worth owning for sound-effects and action sequences alone. If only they had a plot to string those elements together, they would have had a winner.

My favorite feature is “The GTO Is Back,” which is just a long commercial for Pontiac’s new GTO which will be unveiled later this year. The car doesn’t appear in the movie. No one from the movie is interviewed. Instead we get Pontiac marketing team members drawing parallels between driving a Pontiac and the excitement you get from watching XXX. I’m not sure which party was slighted here.

Rating: 3/5

Five Degrees of Separation

Bullitt – Steve McQueen knows about muscle cars and getting the bad guys.
The Unbearable Lightness of Being – Another movie shot in Prague. I think that’s where the similarity ends.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service – George Lazenby: the original anti-Bond.
The People vs. Larry Flynt – Larry knows something about being “XXX.”
Patriot Games – Samuel L. Jackson with a smaller role in a better spy movie.
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Originally posted by Shon
Jesus, you just do get it Tommy... ( and by the way, was I talking to you??) have you seen any of Arnolds or Stallones first films, how do u rate those??? Kinda crappy.

Diesel is an up and comming big action hero like the others, it takes time and good directors to obtain credibility. God, some people.
The Terminator came pretty early in Arnold's career. Stallone wrote Rocky because he had failed to get a lead in a major production (unless you count porn.)

Diesel has a good look, but I have yet to see a movie with him that showed me he has the right stuff to be a great action star.
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Diesel has landed some good parts. Pitch Black, Boiler Room. Some smaller part in Private Ryan.

Now he is already demanding 20 mil+ per film. I don't think he is mega-star caliber yet, but time will tell.

But that being said, I have yet to see an action movie where there wasn't a part where I didn't roll my eyes. I guess that is what makes it an action movie.

OT: It appears as if Shon put his teletubby underoos on backwards today and is in many forums trying to start something.
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Dude, that was weak... should have spent a little longer comming up with a tag better than that lol.

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