Plot hole: When Xander is driving onto the bridge, chased by the police cars, we see that there are police cars also blocking the end of the bridge to stop him getting away. How come none of them noticed the ruddy great ramp sitting alone in the middle of the bridge and moved it? It wouldn't take a genius to work out what he might do.

Plot hole: When Xander is explaining how he knew the situation in the diner was a set up he mentions the Wall Street guy reading the financial times on a Sunday when the markets are closed. However Xander just woke up in a diner from a drug induced sleep with no idea how long he had been knocked out, how would he know it was Sunday?

Plot hole: When Vin Diesel is in the GTO chasing Ahab, it's above water but earlier in the film it was stated that Ahab only needed to surface to gather energy so it could stay under water.

Plot hole: Via his bondesque band-aids, Vin Diesel disposes of all the bad guys' vehicles - except the one next to the boss and Yelena (very conveniently or he would have killed his main villain and his girlfriend). He races super-fast to his hideout with his super-fast bike, he is in SUCH a rush that he does not even park the bike but just jumps off it and lets it crash into a dumpster. In his room he has a 45 second conversation with Sova. Somehow Asia Argento in less than a minute not only caught up with him, who had already a huge head start and she was never seen even beginning any pursuit, but she also contacted 'the Ivans', from a separate organization, shows up with them and she was there early enough to even infer that XXX was in trouble, so she must have been even quicker than that to eavesdrop. (01:20:00)

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Plot hole: You are locked in a room. On one end of the room, a thick vault door of solid steel. On the other end, a security glass double door with your evil boss cackling maniacally, the remote for the deadly chemical bomb in his hand. You have automatic weapons at your disposal. Which door are you gonna shoot in your desperate attempt to save your skin? Apparently, ALL the literal rocket scientists in this movie decided that shooting at some inches of stainless steel is a better option than trying and dent a couple mm of plexiglass, which would have stopped their traitorous employer from releasing the gas or killed him too. No human being would be this stupid. (01:15:15)

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Plot hole: When Xander Cage is just about to try and get into the basement, two scientists walk out. One of the scientists says 'We are finished now - what about you?' The other scientist replies 'We will be done tomorrow' - yet just a few scenes later Yorgi uses the rocket to gas the whole room of scientists. How were they supposed to finish off their job? (01:12:55)

Plot hole: Gibbons ordered the 'Ahab' blown up. He justified it by it's better that they blew up a city if it stopped ten from being destroyed. Then why did they even enter the city and get as close to it as they could?

Visible crew/equipment: When Xander and Yelena are in the restaurant and they are shown through the window from outside you can see the reflection of a film crew member in the window. (01:04:35)

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Xander Cage: I've been risking my life for a lot of stupid reasons. This is the first one that makes sense to me.

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Trivia: In the party scene at XXX's house after he pulls the stunt with the Corvette, Joshua Todd, the ex-lead singer of Buckcherry, makes a cameo appearance - he never turns around, but you can see the suicide king of hearts tattoo on his back.

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Question: Why did Vin Diesel pull out of the sequel? Why is the sequel called XXX: The State of the Union if it has nothing to do with XXX himself?

Answer: Vin Diesel chose to reject the sequel as he was being offered three different franchises, based on XXX, The Fast and the Furious concept and the character of Riddick (from Pitch Black) - he presumably felt that he couldn't commit to them all. In the end, he chose to go with the Riddick films and reject the others. The sequel is called XXX for the simple reason that the character is still present - they've just recast the role.

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