xXx: State of the Union (2005)

To most people, you’ll think that I have extremely poor taste after admitting that I recently watched xXx: State of the Union (2005) and enjoyed it. First a Tom Cruise movie and now a movie starring Ice Cube. Every now and again we have our guilty pleasures when it comes to film, music, novels.

Once again, I thought this movie was going to suck because of the star—Ice Cube as XXX instead of Vin Diesel. It turns out that Ice Cube is hilarious as an action hero (at least to me). I laughed all the way through this film at the sarcastic one-liners, the constant sneer on Ice Cube’s face and the unbelievable action. Don’t ask me how, but this film works.

It’s directed by New Zealander, Lee Tamahori (Die Another Day, Mullholland Falls) and also stars Samuel L. Jackson and Willem Dafoe. I think it was a gutsy move to cast Ice Cube in the lead role but if you give it a chance I think you’d enjoy this movie.

Okay, back to watching serious films by Jaques Becker and François Truffaut.

Posted in DVD Reviews at 5:53 PM