xXx: Return of Xander Cage

xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

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Factual error: The doomsday device used by the bad guys to hack the various satellites apparently gives them also magic boosts, since normal satellites do here things they can't, such as autonomously move around changing orbit and jetting towards Earth, in seconds even. Not just that; they burn during atmospheric entry staying overall intact, including the 'wings' with the solar panels, which would be the first elements to disintegrate. (00:03:00)

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Deliberate mistake: The elevator chime we hear at the beginning when the CIA exec reaches the floor, and the one we hear when Michael Bisping storms out of it to tackle the agent, are different. That's obviously a Deliberate Mistake since the second time around the chime is meant to resemble the bell ringing at the beginning of a match, a nod to Bisping's main occupation. Deliberate or not, the implication that Bisping has been hiding for no reason in a closed elevator for minutes is kinda comical. (00:07:40 - 00:10:10)

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Continuity mistake: At the meeting of the CIA high-ups, Toni Collette says "One of you is behind this", holding the Pandora Box. Notice the man who just spoke before her, with his arm resting on the table. Reverse shot, and the forearm is raised so his hand is on his cheek. (00:08:55)

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Continuity mistake: When Donnie Yen snatches the Box from Jane Marke and puts his butt on the table to do some showboating, the old looking guy reaches for his gun very promptly with an angry face right at the beginning, then it cuts to a shot of Donnie doing a silly shrug, and the guy is frozen and befuddled for a second, pulling the gun only later with an even meaner face, that is instantly different at the cut. (00:09:05)

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Other mistake: When Donnie Yen does his spinnarooni thing on the conference table, one of the CIA agents in the background has his gun pointed at him, but breaks his stance acting scared right when the villain stops being dangerous as he is standing up. (00:09:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Donnie Yen is at the CIA HQ, at one point he's looking for a way out and jumps back-first on the large desk starting to spin on his back shooting all around himself. In the first shot there's nothing directly under him, but in the aerial shot he's doing the weird breakdance move having one of the desk pads underneath him. (00:09:20)

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Revealing mistake: Xiang storms the CIA headquarters at the beginning of the movie and fights off a dozen of agents and executives. Check out the moment when Toni Collette comically pokes her head from under the table and Donnie Yen kicks two agents. The second agent is charging at him with his fist raised, but blatantly stops with no guard raised, waiting to be spin-kicked into oblivion. He was also seen hopping up but when they get blasted away it's the burly Asian guy who is level with Donnie Yen, not him. (00:09:35)

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Factual error: When Xiang shoots at the agents in the conference room sliding along the table, he surfs through it without buttscooting or moving his legs or anything; he gave himself a light push with the foot at the beginning, but he couldn't glide like that for such a prolonged time and length even if the room were built not level, and he soaped up his fancy leather jacket before the fight. (00:09:45)

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Continuity mistake: Michael Bisping tackles the CIA agent and they begin a brawl in a room. There's a close-up on Donnie Yen looking at them, but in the next shot he's nowhere to be seen between the open doors - he appears only in a different shot a couple cuts later. (00:10:15)

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Factual error: Deepika Padukone cuts through steel using a thermal lance - you can see in a shot with Yen and Bisping sparks flying through the door. She then opens the same metal door placing her unprotected hand on it and keeping it in place for a second. The whole door must be pretty darn hot, surely enough to discourage anyone to give it a barehanded casual push. (00:10:40)

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Continuity mistake: Tony Jaa joins the others outside the CIA building "just in time." Behind him, a cab stops by. The cab appears and disappears between shots, "just" arriving again once he triumphs over his showboating motorcyclist adversary that does wheelies instead of shooting. (00:10:55)

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Factual error: Xander Cage at the beginning of the movie climbs the communication tower; panoramic shots show that it's broad daylight. Ten minutes pass, as the countdown of his device shows, and he is running on the marina during a golden sunset. (00:12:00 - 00:15:20)

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Factual error: Xander Cage is not an X-Man nor a cyborg, but to mooch a football game he throws himself off a comm tower landing after a good 60 feet fall into a slope he then proceeds to ski on without the slightest scratch or problem. There are anedoctal evidence of people surviving even 10 thousand feet falls, but no matter how big of a risktaker Xander Cage is, his 'plan' is all sorts of insane and with a 99% chance of getting life-threatening injuries. (00:12:40)

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Continuity mistake: After the ski sequence, Xander walks to a bus stop and gets a skateboard from a kid. He grabs it by the front, his hand above the wheel, but in the next shot he's holding it by the side and only then shifts his hand to the front. (00:13:35)

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Continuity mistake: When Xander checks the timer that signals 30 seconds to DEFCON-1 alert, in the wide angle he is holding it by the side, in the close-up he has it in his palm, with his fingertips at the top. (00:14:55)

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Factual error: In his initial 'mission', Xander Cage decides to give everyone free pay TV so the supposedly poor crowd that is chilling in the local bars can watch an important football game live. By the footage shown, the football game in question is the 2016 Summer Olympics final between Brazil and Germany. The game took place at 5:30 local (Rio) time, which would be 4:30 for Cage in Dominican Republic, surely not sunset. It also should be noted, albeit somewhat in jest, that Brazil in that match should be playing with black armbands, since their captain Neymar tragically died with Samuel Jackson right at the beginning of the movie, which is mere hours before! In fact, Neymar should have been in Brazil with his team, not with the poor man's Nick Fury. (00:15:20)

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Factual error: When Xander Cage freeboots the football game, people in the bars of the neighbourhood cheer. One of those bars though is a bit odd, considering that the posters to the right of the frame bear words ("Pinctada" and "Eskrima") that don't seem to fit the Dominican Republic setting, but rather the Philippines, which is where Cage will go much later in the movie. (00:15:30)

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Continuity mistake: When Xander Cage justifies being a cheapskate freebooter to the buxom brunette, he's leaning all the way against the hut, left arm outstretched in the first shot, while in the second shot he's in the middle. (00:16:15)

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Continuity mistake: When Xander's Dominican girl wakes up not finding him in bed anymore, she walks to the beaded curtain and opens it. She does it in two separate shots, with her left hand being at the same height of her right in the first shot, coming down from a higher position in the next shot. (00:17:05)

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Continuity mistake: When the fake tourist tells Xander "You need a new plan", a guy with a blue tank, khaki pants and a black and white sports bag passes by. Vin Diesel rebuts "I need a new map" and the same guy is passing again, and again. (00:17:40)

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Augustus Gibbons: Let me simplify it for you. Kick some ass, get the girl, and try to look dope while you do it.
Xander Cage: I could definitely make that work.

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Trivia: In the final scene, Augustus Gibbons' glasses have one lens darkened - a nod to actor Samuel L. Jackson's role as the one-eyed Nick Fury in the Marvel Cinematic Universe.

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