XXX
2002
**½
Director: Rob Cohen
Cast: Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Asia Argento, Marton Csokas, Danny Trejo

An extreme sports fan and all-around rebel Xander Cage is recruited as a spy by the NSA. This action film attempts to introduce a bit hipper, cooler and more American 007, but why does it have to follow the Bond formula so dutifully. There are a few nice action set pieces, such as the escape from the avalanche. Followed by a sequel without VIn Diesel.