Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments.Written by
You Are The First, My Last, My Everything
Written by Peter Radcliffe, Tony Sepe & Barry White (as Barry Eugene White)
Performed by Barry White
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There isn't a particularly deep and meaningful plot; but to be honest it doesn't really matter. Basically there's an electronic devise that can control satellites. With this devise (which they very unoriginally call Pandora's Box) they can make satellites into weapons that fall out of the sky crashing down into Earth. The bad guys have Pandora's Box, and the good guys try to get it back into safe hands. Simple as that.
It had an awesome fighting. Donnie Yen and Tony Jaa were fantastic as expected. There were stunts galore (including a choreographed freeway scene). The women were hot. Rose & Padukone were bad-ass. There were nods to other great action movies as well. It also has an amazing soundtrack that kept the energy level up the whole time. It was just a thrill ride that kept me thoroughly entertained from start to finish.
However, It has many problems. A lot of the CGI is poor. Some of the lines are really cheesy. There are stunts and sequences that went too far or were physically impossible. The plot is ridiculous. People don't seem to get hurt as much as they obviously should, despite falls from large heights or car crashes, etc. You could go on with this, So if anyone says this movie is rubbish it's difficult to argue with that perspective.
On the whole, this is clearly not any kind of technical masterpiece. It's certainly isn't award-worthy or garner critical acclaim. What this movie was, was unbelievably fun and entertaining.
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