xXx: Return of Xander Cage
The last forty minutes of the movie do come together in a pretty diverting way.
You may have seen "Cashback" on cable. It was a 19-minute short subject from 2005 that was nominated for an Oscar and maybe should have won, about a grocery-store clerk who made time go faster by stopping it. All the other humans in the store froze in place, and the kid, an art student, was free to undress them for a life class right then and there (I think this is a federal offense).
The kid was played by Sean Biggerstaff, a k a Oliver in the "Harry Potter" films. The film was written and directed by Sean Ellis, a fashion photographer who was rumored to be making a feature about the same idea, and now has. With admirable thrift, he has included every minute of his original short; that was made possible because all the original actors were available.
What he has added is a lot of introspection for his hero, named Ben Willis, plus loneliness and self-analysis and so much soft-core nudity, you'd think that Russ Meyer was back in town.
The MPAA's R rating cites "graphic nudity"; that means not only that they are nude, but that you can see that they are nude. The film itself is whimsical and gentle and actually a date movie, even if it's frank about the desire of a great many young people to see other young people as nature supplied them. No, really, they actually do feel that way, even if they are not old enough to get past the R rating, which may come as news to the Motion Picture Association of America.