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  • Ameet Bhuvan

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    Desimartini | Updated - January 14, 2017 5:25 PM IST
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    Verdict - Deepika is the only thing worth watching for us here

    xXx: The Return of the Xander CageWatch trailerRelease date : January 13, 2017

    XXX series was never high brow cinema . Yet it established a genre of fast paced action, thrill , skin show and general fun that catapulted VIN Diesel to the top. That was a decade and half ago. 12years after the last film in the series, an assumed dead Xander aka VIN D returns to save the day. One wishes he had chose not to. Return of Xander Cage is a collosal waste of money and time , saved only by the novelty factor of Deepika Padukone in it. More on that later though.

    A Pandora's box is on the loose, literally, that can get satellites around the earth zooming down in a ball of fire to orchestrate terror attacks. The NSA wants Xander and his merry band to find out who and what is behind this latest threat to the world. On they go, to a world tour of sorts chasing cars jumping over moving buses , bombing things like it were Diwali night. And that's about it.

    There is a total absence of any kind of characterization or story telling in here - indeterminate backgrounds of new cast members, unsolved stories of where old timers were, all we see is a string of stunts one after the other. The stunts too are dated with a heavy sense of de Ja vu. Doesn't help that the added 3rd dimension looks blatantly like an attempt to jack up ticket prices and make a quick buck. which in all honesty it is.

    Also an attempt to boost ticket sales is the assembling of a multinational cast who can build enough hype in their rest markets that can tide this shoddy film ahead. Roby Rose and Deepika are the prominent ones here. Deepika is confident , assured, the only one trying to act in a film where monosyllabic expressions are abundant. She has ample screen time and makes a killer pact with it. Just one thing though , why that horrendous accent! She sounds like Appus wife from the Simpsons.

    go watch this on the big screen if you want to raise a hand for our Desi girl there. else give it a long miss.

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