Fast and Bulbous

Played hooky this afternoon after working all weekend. Saw XXX. I thought it was great, funny and clever. Definite Bond elements, without the gross-out humor of the Austin Powers franchise.
The meshing of the extreme sports attitude—camped up by Hollywood to the nth degree—with the technothriller context (complete with a gothic supervillain) works beautifully.
Vin Diesel (not the greatest line-reader in the world) even manages to pull off a few Bond-like quips. The script is suprisingly well written. More well written than it probably needed to be.
I watched a horror movie on tape last night, Session 9. It was ehhh. In that case, the actors were much better than the script, which often sounded so wooden I could picture the hot tub they were writing it in.