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Treatment 237- xXx: State of the Union

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Matt is back from a one week (real life) vacation and his brain is no longer functioning which makes for a perfect setup to discuss the Ice Cube action fiesta that is

xXx: State of the Union!

Doug throws out one of the greatest impressions for a quick set of jokes that may be one of the greatest moments in this show’s history.

Matt takes pre-show banter to another level by speaking in-depth about some of the other movies he saw on vacation.

Next week: The guys put on their cowboy hats and spurs and chaps and head out west with a pre-controversy Mel Gibson in Maverick!

8 thoughts on “Treatment 237- xXx: State of the Union”

  1. To me the worst Bond movie is either World is Not Enough with Denise Richards or License to Kill. Denise Richards plays a nuclear physicist and is actually important to the plot so she’s in a lot of the film. License to Kill is an unwatchable attempt at combining Bond with a Stallone action movie. It doesn’t work on any level.

      1. I like The World is Not Enough more than most people do. I always felt the only bad Brosnan Bond was Die Another Day. Of course, his bad movie is the WORST movie. Licence to Kill and Moonraker are also terrible, and A View to a Kill is in there somewhere too.

        1. I thought I’d enjoy A View to a Kill (in a so bad its good way) given Walken is the villain with Grace Jones as a henchwoman. It’s on the same level as Moonraker in that something this wacky shouldn’t be this boring.

          Can’t comment on the Brosnan films as I haven’t seen them recently enough.

  2. The Crash Test Dummies toys were my favourite growing up (along with Lego and TMNT). My most cherished were two figures called Chip and Dent that wore black and neon yellow suits. Chip had a chip in his head and Dent had a dent in his head. There was a cartoon, but it was only a half hour CGI television special, sadly there was never a full cartoon series.

  3. The segment wasn’t the wrench segment, but it was during that feud. Vader lured Kane out than sprayed him in the face with a fire extinguisher. At the time, part of Kane’s character was that he’d lost an eye in the fire that killed his an Undertaker’s parents. JR was yelling something about “He spraying Kane in his one eye with that fire extinguisher!” I took this to mean that Kane’s eye had fallen out and was there in the ring or something. Kane was my favourite wrestler (for some reason I always liked the weird scary characters, Goldust was another favourite of mine, though I didn’t understand all the subtext at that age) and I guess my imagination got the better of me.

    I used to watch a show on YouTube where a guy used the WWE video games Create-A-Wrestler feature to create a bunch of fictional characters in the game and put them into wrestling storylines with each other. You have never experienced joy until you’ve seen Darth Vader suplex Abraham Lincoln from the top of a ladder. And Abraham Lincoln was the bad guy in that story, which also involved Iron Man.

    Anyway, at one point in this years long video-based wrestling themed crossover fanfiction epic, Vin Diesel and Ice Cube decided to form a tag-team because they had both starred in Triple X movies. Their big gimmick was that they were the only guys on the show who had their own team T-shirts, which just had the xXx logo on them. I think they fought Jay and Silent Bob a few times and were in some multi-team matches before disappearing from the show.

    I watched both xXx’s this weekend because I had never seen them before. The first one was a little bit better and obviously had a bigger budget, but I found them both to be pretty entertaining little popcorn flicks. They’re products of their times, and the original xXx really brought me back to the nu metal era of the early 2000’s.

    That wasn’t the world’s first tank jacking though, as there was a guy in real life who stole a tank from an armory in 1995.

  4. Like Doug, I also saw Maverick in 1994. That’s about all that is memorable about it.

    Also, GoldenEye is so different from (and much better than) the other Brosnan Bond movies because it was originally meant for the Dalton era.

  5. The minute by minute The Stand podcast, or “I’m still ‘The Stand-ing,”” would be a mix of Oldboy and MST3K, all on a weekly guest star podcast. The host would scream at his captors to let him out and ask about his wife and family whille Chris Hardwick talked about that time Dauber from Coach said “M-O-O-N, that spells bicycle.” And damn would it go on and on. I feel like I’ve aged one-hundred years since I first heard you guys discuss Leprauchaun 5: In The Hood and that was only 220 episodes ago. I feel bad for the imagined podcast I now have to bring to reality. 366 minutes… 50 of that better be credits.

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