The posters in this list, that's what. Rules: black and white photo, with the title in red. Suggestions?
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…
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.
Stylistically (the European setting switch is exquisitely shot) and humorously superior than its predecessor, the soundtrack is tremendous and Soderbergh mostly succeeds in juggling around with his convoluted script and mammoth cast... but the suavity factor, which was the major draw of Ocean's Eleven, is just not the same, and the plot twists/contrivances henceforth aren't as fun or forgiving. Some self-aware ''sequel'' moments were cute (like Damon requesting to play a more ''central role'' this time), but, in what must be one of the worst things I've encountered in cinema, it just totally jumped the shark when Julia Roberts started playing Julia Roberts (literally).
I really need to watch this again when it is not on TV and I am not wrapping presents. I can tell this sequel was right up my alley.
Contrary to what your impression of me might be, an impression most likely gathered from my exhaustively thought out, and supremely insightful film musings, I am not perfect. I bleed just like the rest of you. I fall asleep during movies like the Ocean's 11 remake when it is started at 1AM and have to endure being made fun of by younger brother FilmApe for being a light weight in regards to staying up late. This should explain why I randomly logged Ocean's 12 without having rewatched and logged the first film first.
If not better than the first, it's certainly just as good.
Whether it's a film about the nature of sequels, retiring, or just how to be the coolest person ever, it's a hell of a good time.
The opening scene is better than most things most people make.
"Isn't it fun to watch us beautiful people having fun??"
Ocean`s Twelve was much slower then the first and was missing what was done so well in the first film, Ocean`s Eleven. This being a never before done heist of massive proportion. Though the film did suffer because of this it was still enjoyable and was fun to watch, even though it did tend to get boring at some points.
If you ever need to show someone a visual of what "smug" is show them this piece of garbage.
Oceans Eleven was so interesting that I was compelled to watch this film immediately after watching the first one. I did enjoy this sequel a lot. More characters than the first movie and yet another gripping screenplay. Very enjoyable and interesting movie. The ending was really unexpected.
i dont know what to say.
After re-watching this in the same week as five episodes of Fawlty Towers, I realized that this isn't really a heist movie at all -- it's a farce. With that in mind, the third act's merry spiral of misdirection, confusion, and mistaken identities makes a lot more sense.
Also, of the three this is the most visually playful and proficient. Soderbergh is flexing his muscles for the whole movie, as a director and a (pseudonymous) cinematographer. High-level entertainment, light and sophisticated.
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