Mainstreaming 'XXX' and the anti-spy phenomenon

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The 'XXX' spy film franchise began in earnest in 2002. This is to be America's answer to Great Britain's James Bond 007 franchise that has been popular for more than four decades.
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Yada

Birmingham, AL

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Jul 17, 2006
 
Has the franchise indeed begun? It has had but one successful installation, the first xXx. It had a really good chance of capturing the modern culture, meeting the need for a super bond that thwarts terrorists and cornering a huge market share in the action/spy genre.

Regretably, Diesel was kicked out of it while the 'Gibbons' stayed and other people were hauled in to be the xXx. They could not convince people to see it or buy it. They have resorted to piggybacking the more recent one onto the original in order to trick people into buying it. No luck still.

If I were the powers that be on that franchise, I'd ever so tenderly ask Diesel to take it back and make it successful. I'd offer him a back-end percentage deal contingent on the success of it and all. He has already indelibly marked the franchise such that hardly a new star can make it his own. When people think xXx they think Diesel. Not a bad thing, if I say so myself.

Yep, I still like him... No hope that I'll completely stop railing. I enjoy it too much because I get to laugh at myself. Never said I was sane, no buddy. I might tone it down here and there though.(YOFJ)
paul reppin uk

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Jul 18, 2006
 
wtf this as newt to do wi cube thou were not mo hoein movie buffs ere luv www.cleancutyoungers.co.uk
yada

Birmingham, AL

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Jul 18, 2006
 
No clue what you said there buddy but I might like it.
paul reppin uk

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Jul 22, 2006
 
yada wrote:
No clue what you said there buddy but I might like it.
i said that your 1st post has basically newt to do wi ice cube ??
Mumbai

Mumbai, India

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Apr 23, 2009
 
Hi i m sharuk
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Apr 23, 2009
 
U r good site .im riali enjoy

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