The new trailer for ‘xXx: Return of Xander Cage’ is a wild, trashy ride

Amid the depressing and sunless wasteland of January 2017, a hero appears. It’s Vin Diesel, skateboarding along the outside of a bus to save the world from, like, satellite hackers or whatever.

The new trailer for xXx: Return of Xander Cage is a joyful smorgasboard of trashy nonsense, featuring a cast of thousands including Samuel L. Jackson, Toni Collette, Donnie Yen, and Ruby Rose.

Ignoring the apparent death of Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) in the CGI-filled disappointment xXx: State of the Union, this movie follows in the footsteps of the original xXx, leaning heavily on ludicrous stunts and one-liners.

After the grimness of 2016, this movie is exactly what everyone needs.

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw

Gavia Baker-Whitelaw is a staff writer at the Daily Dot, covering geek culture and fandom. Specializing in sci-fi movies and superheroes, she also appears as a film and TV critic on BBC radio. Elsewhere, she co-hosts the pop culture podcast Overinvested. Follow her on Twitter: @Hello_Tailor