Yes, don’t.
Don’t return to watch the sequel of Xander Cage. Because it disappoints. Three times. Vin Diesel seems to have lost steam or rather is out of fuel. Deepika is in her worst avatar ever. And third, Samuel L Jackson’s part is unforgivable. In the first scene he does not finish his steaming meal, in the last scene he wears these weird glasses but fails to make a point. The rest of the cast and crew don’t know why they are there and most of the time they don’t bother to tell you.

The plot revolves around one Pandora’s box and it takes away from the mythical Pandora’s box relegating it to looking like an old-time external hard drive that I will not even carry when I am travelling.

Most of the times you don’t know who is fighting whom. And why. And why not.

Nothing redeems the film. The dialogues are writtexxx1n by a junior copywriter of a digital agency (no offence to juniors, copywriters, or digital agencies – just that it’s not their job!). The characters are plastic. The music is lackluster and fails to impress despite one supposed DJ. The cinematography is ho-hum. And I’m not sure why the actors from multiple nationalities have come together for this one. Does UN have some tax-free status for cast like this in a film???

xxx2Oh yes, what appeals is the hair colour. One guy has platinum hair that stands up straight as he zips through the place doing odd motorbike stunts. The villainess sports a wooden blonde (as in the hair is wooden, the colour is blonde). And the sniper girl sports a vivid green which I think is quite cool, environment-friendly if you like, and a bit edgy! Good job done there. But if you do want to see hair colour your neighbouring Dessange salon or Affinity or Enrich can help. (if these are not in your neighbourhood, do reach out to Google!)

All in all, don’t waste time, money and popcorn on this one.
Like I said the XXX stands for: Don’t watch. Don’t watch. Don’t watch.

 

 

 

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