Ebert:1/2 Variety: TV Guide:
minor plot points revealed!
Here's all I have to say about the XXX movies. They're fun and I like them. It's like James Bond on steroids. See my review of the first XXX for further details.
This time XXX is played by Ice Cube, instead of Vin Deisel who's character supposedly died on his next mission. I like the idea of a revolving door for who plays XXX. It need not be a single actor. It's cooler this way. The next one should be a woman.
This time XXX must protect the president before a his secretary of defense launches a coup to overthrow the country.
It's over the top and crazy from the first to the last so if you require even a glimmer of reality in your action adventures then this is definitely not the film for you.
Since Ice Cube was brought in for this one it has a more urban hip hop slant to it. Rapper Xzibit is brought in as a pal of Cube's to up the cred of the film.
This film is probably already out of the theatres, sorry for the late review, so if you want a fun action packed ride check it out on DVD when it comes out.