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XXX: State of the Union, released as XXX2: The Next Level outside of the United States, is a 2005 action/adventure film, directed by Lee Tamahori. It is a sequel to the 2002 film xXx. Vin Diesel and Rob Cohen, the lead actor and director of the original had signed onto this film before xXx had opened, but both dropped out; Cohen remaining as executive producer. 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Movie poster for Die Another Day, the 20th James Bond movie. ... Adventure film is a film genre containing elements of adventure. ... The film director, on the right, gives last minute direction to the cast and crew, whilst filming a costume drama on location in London. ... Lee Tamahori, born 1950 in Wellington, New Zealand, is best known as a film director although he got his start as a commercial artist and photographer in the late 1970s. ... 2002 is a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... xXx, pronounced Triple X, is a 2002 action movie starring Vin Diesel. ... Mark Vincent (born July 18, 1967 in New York City), better known by his stage name of Vin Diesel, is an American actor. ... Rob Cohen (March 12, 1949 is a American film director, producer and writer. ... Executive producer is a role in the entertainment industry that is difficult to define clearly. ...


Two different scripts were made for this film, and the one written by Simon Kinberg was selected. The other script, with a radically different plot, is expected to be the basis for the next sequel.

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Plot summary

After the untimely death of the original xXx at Bora Bora, Darius Stone (played by Ice Cube) is selected by Agent Augustus Gibbons (played by Jackson) to be his successor. Gibbons and his new agent travel to Washington D.C., where they track a splinter faction of the U.S. military that attempt to overthrow the U.S. government and assassinate the President, led by Secretary of Defense and former 5-star General George Deckert, Stone's former commanding officer (played by Dafoe) whom he once led a mutiny against. Ice Cube, in a scene from Next Friday (1999) Ice Cube (born June 15, 1969) is an African-American actor and controversial rapper, originally a member of the N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitude) until launching a successful solo career in music and cinema. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United...


Tagline: Prepare for the next level


Main cast

Ice Cube, in a scene from Next Friday (1999) Ice Cube (born June 15, 1969) is an African-American actor and controversial rapper, originally a member of the N.W.A. (Niggaz Wit Attitude) until launching a successful solo career in music and cinema. ... Willem Dafoe (born July 22, 1955) is a versatile American actor. ... Samuel Leroy Jackson (born December 21, 1948) is an American actor. ... Categories: Musician stubs | 1974 births | Rappers ... Brian Larsen on the cover of Alternative Press, September, 2005 Brian Larsen (born April 9, 1986 in Laurel, Maryland) is a guitarist, singer, and record producer also known as Twilights Moon. ...

See also

See also: 2004 in film, other events of 2005, 2006 in film and the list of years in film Event timeline Top grossing films Please note that following the tradition of the English language film industry, these are the top grossing films that were first released in the Canada in...

External links

  • Official site (http://www.sonypictures.com/movies/triplex2/)
  • XXX: State of the Union (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0329774/) at the Internet Movie Database

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xXx: State of the Union (2005) (960 words)
Those looking to this for a story that they can get into will be sorely disappointed as the film throws its energy into noise, explosions and typically OTT action scenes.
To me and many viewers this will be just annoying hollow spectacle but to the target audience this is all they require and xXx2 does do it noisily enough to satisfy them.
The action is as stupid and illogical as the plot itself but it is noisy, stupid, big and bold and is enjoyable on that level; it is a shame that it lacks any actual tension or excitement but the noise will be enough for the target audience.
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