Reviewed by: Ryan Izay
Sequel: “xXx: State of the Union” (2005)
“Triple X” is the perfect example of a summer film: it’s got tons of non-stop action, bad one-liners, and about as much sex and violence as can be crammed into a PG-13 film. It’s just the kind of film that makes me glad summer is almost over.
“Triple X” takes every trend that kids today might fall for and mixes it with every temptation they should be staying away from. What is produced is a generic big budget stunt show. Although the plot really doesn’t matter all that much in this poor film, the writers do attempt some direction for the trash. Xander (Vin Diesil) is a kind of radical who takes things he doesn’t like into his own hands. If he isn’t happy about a politician’s views, then he punishes him by breaking the law and destroying his car in a flashy/trendy style. That is… until the government decides to use him. They channel his destruction towards a Russian group that plan to destroy the world with a weapon of mass destruction. Rambo reborn. In all fairness, there is a subtle message present in “xXx”: patriotism and honor to one’s country. But it is subtle.
So why was this film rated “PG-13” by the MPAA? Bottom line: money. Because of money our youth are able to see women being treated as objects of pleasure alone and a criminal being paid to kill people. In most instances the women of this film do not even speak before they are carried away to have sex with the man that has chosen them. Even the female spy must wear dresses so short that her bra is exposed. Parents, I strongly caution you to keep your kids away from “xXx”.