23 March 2011

XXX

Good action movies will stand the test of time. Smart dialog and well-written characters become icons. Who cares about bad the explosion of the Nakatomi building is, with Willis spewing dialog and wit at every turn? What does it matter that Mel Gibson is a crazy SOB when Detective Riggs is such a huge part of the action film cultural landscape? Even though he hasn't made a good movie in two decades, no one will ever forget the impact of seeing replicant Han Solo killing Nazis for the C.I.A.?

XXX is not one of those movies.

At all.

If you remember the action being smart or fun, you are misinformed.

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