Loosely continuing from the Vin Diesel movie xXx, xXx: State of the
Union (known in the US) or xXx: The Next Level (known in Australia)
stars Ice Cube as Darius Stone, a former and reckless government
agent who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Fortunately for him, the world needs Stone as five star general and
Secretary of Defense George Deckert (Willem Dafoe) has assembled a
splinter group of military mavericks, in an effort to overthrow the
an effort to stop his plot, a top secret agency has recruited Darius
Stone to use his unorthodox methods and throw Deckert's plan off
balance. As the newest xXx agent, Darius will have access to cutting
edge tools and weapons and is your classic "American" style James
The movie is quite cliched and over the top at times which pays
homage to the original movie which was actually quite bad. In terms
of entertainment, the sequel is actually more entertaining, although
the stunts a little subdued compared to the original. Definitely one
for lovers of bad 90's action movies!
The video quality of xXx looks quite impressive on Blu-ray, although
not as clear as some of the other conversions from Sony. Match that
with Dolby TrueHD 5.1 sound and its quite impressive through our
surround sound system.
The disc also contains a few special features, although it's more
for the fan of the movie, however if you are into films from Segal
to Van Damme, than xXx: The Next Level is for you!