`xXx` director Caruso reveals why action genre grabs more eyeballs

| Updated: Jan 27, 2017 23:20 IST

New Delhi [India], Jan. 27 (ANI): American director D.J. Caruso, who has managed to provide a fresh sense of action in recently released 'xXx: Return Of Xander Cage', says it is the escapism provided by the action films which helps to grab people's attention. During an interview with a film magazine Empire, Caruso was asked as to why action genre captures people's attention the way it does. "I think it's sort of the idea of that risk-taker or that energy that we all think we have inside of us, that we all want to push, "said the 52-year-old. "What would it feel like to jump out of an airplane? What does it feel like to go ninety miles an hour? It's the fantasy and the escapism cinema allows us," he added. The director, who has managed to pull off some exciting stunt sequences with the motorcycles on skis riding the ocean in the Vin Diesel-starrer, was also asked if it is difficult to give audiences such sequences which they haven't seen before. "It's important to push that particular envelope. If there's a familiarity in a motorcycle chase, this is on the water. If there's a familiarity with skis, we use them in the jungle," he said and added, "I always fantasized about having a great sort of fight in traffic on a moving road where traffic is racing by, and so that was really fun. I thought okay, you've seen elements of it before, but maybe not quite like this with Donnie Yen doing his style of kicking and Vin being the extreme athlete leaping cars." (ANI)
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