RELEASE DATE(SG): 19 Jan 2017
LENGTH OF MOVIE: 107 mins or 1hr 47 mins for those who are bad at calculating time
SHOWING IN GV, SHAW AND CATHAY THEATRES

Hello dear readers!

Before I begin, thank you for visiting the very first post of my blog on movies that are released in Singapore and worldwide, if I can get my eyes on them. More info about me can be found here.

To spare you a cringe-worthy self-introductory first post, let me just get to the beef.

Badass secret soldier’s friend/ex-boss gets killed by a satellite that crashed. He was forced out of retirement to help a lady bureaucrat retrieve a tiny netbook that controls all the satellites circling Earth. She claims it was stolen by 4 bad guys. After going terrible lengths to retrieve the device, only to find out the real bad guy is the bureaucrat who WANT TO TAKE OVER THE WORLD AND ITS SATELLITES (felt like i had to caps that).

The third rendition of the xXx franchise wouldn’t disappoint action-hungry movie goers with action from the beginning to the end . Lots of chases, explosions, gun fights, the usual works. It is definitely a feast for the eyes and the sensory organ that triggered the scent of gunpowder in your mind, especially with that amount of the shots fired.

Cloaked by the dust from explosions and brilliant stunt choreography is an exceptionally weak plot and forced dialogue that really wets the blanket for such a great cast. Fine, I am no film pro but even a casual movie-goer can EAT the cringe from the forced conversations and lines in the entire show. Fortunately (or not), action sequences by Xiang (Donnie Yen), witty lines from Agent Becky Clearidge (Nina Dobrev) and insane moments of Tennyson Torch (Rory McCann a.k.a The Hound in GoT) are probably what will get the stars for this film. Tony Jaa, another awesome action star, had such an underwhelming number of action sequences it is almost sad.

Wrapping it all up, if you had a bad day, want to see some upper management get beat to crap and just have met your quota of real-world problems, this movie will do its job. But that’s pretty much it, unfortunately.

MUST-WATCH FACTOR: 4.74/10 (unless you are a fan of fights, car chases, skimpily clad ladies then it will be a 6.89. If you are a Tony Jaa fan, SELL/DONATE THAT TICKET NOW)

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