14 Terrible Recent Movies Destined To Become Cult Classics

12. xXx: Return Of Xander Cage

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Paramount Pictures

Why It's Terrible: It's the third entry into a franchise that was DOA by the time the first sequel came out, where Vin Diesel was summarily killed off-screen because he wasn't available...and Ice Cube filled in.

Now Diesel's death has been swiftly ret-conned for this patently braindead action flick that again reminds everyone that Diesel is almost always the worst thing in his own movie.

Why It'll Be A Cult Classic: It's probably not possible to completely hate a movie where Vin Diesel surfs a motorcycle on a tidal wave, and to its credit, the third xXx is at least self-aware enough to generate some chuckles amid its idiotic plot.

It doesn't hurt that the likes of Donnie Yen, Toni Collette and The Hound himself, Rory McCann, round out the cast and are clearly having fun, while a surprise cameo by Ice Cube himself is dementedly entertaining.

It's basically a live-action cartoon, and though atrocious by pretty much any conventional filmmaking metric, is sure to find a loyal following with those who enjoy their trashy movies with a six-pack of beer.


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