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Twelve is the new eleven.
Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in a caper concerning three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam. But Europol agent Isabel Lahiri is hot on their heels.
So this reminded me of that fat guy. You know, the one that orders the super size meals at McDonald's? And then asks for diet Coke?
A prime example of self-indulgence and delusional behaviour.
And after ordering he sits down somewhere perfectly content in his bubble of self induced bliss, clearly thinking he's having the time of his life.
And all we see is a fat guy with a smile on his face, wondering what the hell he's so happy about.
Elaborate theory why this movie is far better than most give it credit for at Criticwire - blogs.indiewire.com/criticwire/oceans-twelve-is-a-great-sequel
Yesterday evening I had a great time watching the first instalment in Steven Soderbergh’s Ocean trilogy, prompting me to have a go at its sequel today and reserving enough time to watch the series’ final entry tomorrow (so look out for another heist-movie review on tuesday). When I look at the IMDB-page of ‘Ocean’s Twelve’ I notice that it’s regarded as the least acclaimed and also the film the longest runtime (by a small margin) of the three. Indeed, when I then also read through the synopsis - “Danny Ocean reunites with his old flame and the rest of his merry band of thieves in a caper concerning three huge heists in Rome, Paris and Amsterdam, but Europol agent Isabel…
The first Ocean's film had a charm that wasn't just down to the starry cast and a director with flair. A complex plot that gripped you from the very off and culminated in a few welcome surprises, it had a script as dazzling as the bright lights of Las Vegas. Bringing the star names together in a playful mix of elaborate heist and comedy brought the dollars rolling in, so as expected a sequel wasn't long in coming.
Ocean's Twelve however suffers from trying to be far too clever. Moving the story to Europe and the cities of Amsterdam, Paris, Rome, and Monte Carlo, seemed like a vacation for the same eleven protagonists from Soderbergh's 2001 original. This time however…
Linus Caldwell: "What did I say?"
Danny Ocean: "You called his niece a whore."
Rusty Ryan: "A very cheap one."
Danny Ocean: "She's seven."
Ocean's Twelve is a very underrated sequel in my opinion. Its not nearly as good as the first one, but its a very good movie. It has the same great cast from the original, witty dialogue, great music, and a fun story that's full of surprises. Its no cinematic masterpiece nor is it one of the greatest sequels ever made. Its just a very entertaining film. People shouldn't be so harsh on it. 8/10
Just as fun as the first film, even if it gets a bit ludicrous at times. The way I see it, this is a sequel, it is supposed to be a bit ludicrous.
The success of Ocean's Eleven was due to careful planning of a heist that had a lot at stake. It was a well written film and it was filled with suspense. Ocean's Twelve does neither of those, making it a disappointment. The heist never fulling delivers the suspenseful moments, and never for a second does the audience feel like the crew won't get the job done. The writing is mediocre at best, and follows various subplots of characters rather than focusing on the formula that worked well the first time. It all leads up to the final few scenes, where this "stunning reveal" is made about how the crew delivered. Problem is, the reveal delivers no shock at all. A film with no punch, Ocean's Twelve is merely a cash grabber.
Jerk Off Fest Part 2.
Da igual cuántas veces la veas, que nunca te vas a cansar. Aplicar esta frase a las tres películas de la trilogía.
The gang is back to not only repay the money once taken, but to stir up new tricks while meeting new friends. Highly recommended.
absolutely ridiculous. but also involves such great lines as "I want to eat your whole head."
What a fucking mess.
Sequels are a tricky thing. Don't try hard enough and you end up with a film that is a lazy retread. Try too hard and you can end up with an unholy mess that forgets the simple pleasures that made the first one so good.
Ocean's Twelve is an odd duck in that it fits into both of those categories. The plot is much bigger and more intricate yet the writing is sloppier and harder to make sense of. The cast of characters expands yet most of them get lost in a series of subplots that don't really go anywhere. It's a film that tries too hard yet at the same time, tries so little.
On rare occassions some sequels actually manage to equal their predecessors. While the plot of Ocean's Twelve was arguably less present and less gripping that in the previous film, the comedy is raised to a new level that brings out laughs after laughs. The movie is worth it just for the treatment of Matt Damon's "newbie" type character, not to mention Julia Roberts' hilarious performance.
Lame attempt to out-do the first film. Too bad really ... the cast is still great but the story is full of holes and then turns on itself at the end to boot. What a disappointment.
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The posters in this list, that's what. Rules: black and white photo, with the title in red. Suggestions?