XXX (2002)

This is clearly an attempt to create a new action/spy thriller franchise starring Vin Diesel. The sequel is already in production.
The opening scene sets the tone. You have a 007-like character trying to infiltrate a European rave. He stands out like a sore thumb in his tux and gets killed.

Enter Xander Cage, a.k.a. XXX. The government (Samuel Jackson) recruits Xander to infiltrate this same group of baddies. Just as with 007 movies, you have to suspend a lot of disbelief but in the end you are rewarded with a high speed chase featuring a hydroplaning submarine.

I recommend it to anyone who likes 007 movies.

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