Blake Crane reviews “Split” and “xXx: Return of Xander Cage” for Film Racket

Screen Shot 2016-09-01 at 3.39.54 PM

“SPLIT”

I’m a little torn on Split. The latest from M. Night Shyamalan contains intriguing concepts and two solid performances, though they feel a bit wasted in an overlong exercise that fails to pay off. Instead, a showy ending tag undercuts any emotional resonance.

“XXX: RETURN OF XANDER CAGE”

Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) was dead. And so was the franchise that killed him off, so it seemed, after the tepid response to 2005’s Diesel-less xXx: State of the Union. Now, 12 years later, both have been resurrected without much explanation or purpose for a silly, hackneyed adventure that’s way out-of-date.

CLICK ON THE TITLES TO READ BLAKE’S FULL REVIEWS!

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s