by Scoobie Davis
Sunburned and Hungover
Last night, I crashed the xXx: State of the Union premiere after-party. Details later.
UPDATE: The party. The food was catered by Wolfgang Puck--hamburgers, chicken, fries, onion rings, cheese sticks, cheese and crackers. At the bars, they had a drink named xXx which consisted of 1 ounce of orange juice, 2 ounces of XXX Tequila (XXX Tequila is "the official tequila of xXx: State of the Union"), 3 ounces of pomegranate juice served on the rocks. I don't like tequila so I didn't like it.
They had on display the xXx Muscle Car (a pimped GTO), a pimped Mustang (I don't know whose car this is because I didn't see the film), the Urban Assault Vehicle, and the Advanced Concept Car. Click here to see three out of the four vehicles.
Here's the thing: While I'm all for pimping someone's ride if they drive a car with an uninspired design. However, a 1960's GTO has a classic design; altering it (which is necessary for pimping it) is a great example of gilding the lily.
4/30 UPDATE: the reviews of xXx: State of the Union have not been kind. Someone on the IMDB discussion board called star Ice Cube a "wangsta."