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Offline zoidbergMD

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XXX: State of the Union
« on: December 06, 2006, 11:09:03 AM »
The misbegotten sequel to XXX is even more riff-worthy than the original, if such a thing is imaginable.  The action scenes are spectacularly cheesy, but the ham-handed political commentary (including a President, played by Peter Strauss, who makes Dennis Kucinich look like Curtis LeMay) really puts this one over the top.  Throw in Willem Dafoe as the bad guy, and a director (Lee Tamahori) subsequently arrested for working as a cross-dressing prostitute, and you got yourself a potential Rifftrax classic.

Tamahori took over from Rob Cohen, who made Stealth instead.  That film also desperately deserves a Rifftrax.  (Had I not seen it, I never would have known how much Rangoon looks like Las Vegas.)


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Re: XXX: State of the Union
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2006, 12:19:13 PM »
The trailer alone is enough to convince me of its rampant riffability!

Vin Diesel decides to sit this one out and all they can come up with is Ice Cube??

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Re: XXX: State of the Union
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2006, 04:32:57 PM »
I third this! Only because I'm a moron. 

I saw this movie in the discount bin of Walmart and I saw "XXX" and I was all "YES! Triple X.  I can download the Rifftrax to this." so I basketed it, went home and a few days later decided I wanted to watch something so I decided to download the Rifftrax and watch it. 

I opened the movie and listened to Mike's "watch the last part of the X fade." and he said it took a little while so I watched for about 5 minutes and nothing.  I'm thinking (still a complete idiot) "Maybe I have a different version or something." so I go to the Rifftrax site and see the cover is, in fact, different.  I flip the movie over and no Vin Diesel at all and it says this is the sequel. Blasted!  I didn't watch it because I couldn't believe I was dumb enough to open it before reading it.

I noticed the "State of the Union" but I figured that was just it's subtitle.  Who knew they'd make a sequel to a movie that sucked. So, yes, please riff this movie so my $7 won't be wasted! 
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Re: XXX: State of the Union
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2006, 05:46:01 PM »
I flip the movie over and no Vin Diesel at all and it says this is the sequel.

D'oh!

XXX2 is just a rancid, awful, awful, film.  It would be absolutely perfect if not for the fact that it's really, really, bad.