in no particular order
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…
Ocean's Twelve's story is admittedly ludicrous, but its made fun due to the feeling that everyone involved is aware of that fact, and the film still manages to make for an enjoyable sequel, retaining the witty dialogue, smooth direction, and terrific performances that made its predecessor work so well.
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
Not as smart as the first one.
Not as charming as the first one.
Not as well developed as the first one.
Not as good of a movie as the first one.
But still fun to watch - kind of like the first one.
on Blu-ray with Des
I felt like shit, therefore I watched a heist movie. It's as simple as that. The Ocean's series has a perfect mix of comedy and action that makes me fall back on my seat and enjoy myself all throughout the film.
while not quite as good as the first this is still a solid film. it makes further use of the dialogue technique i mentioned in my review of ocean's eleven.
"she has your--" "yeah"
"well that means she" "yeah"
"well you better" "yeah"
brad pitt is serving #looks tho
I am such a sucker for these movies. I enjoy this whole trilogy, everyone says to avoid this one, but I love them all. It's charm is that it is trying so hard to not acknowledge how much it's humoring itself. I love it.
A far cry from the original, Ocean's Twelve doesn't carry the same lightheartedness and wit that made the first installment so great. Not even George Clooney has the same charisma to him, which genuinely surprised me. The movie "starts" multiple times as new heists are introduced, but they are never explicitly detailed, which threw the pacing in loops. You got one more chance, Soderbergh, to impress me once more with this Ocean's trilogy.
i don't wanna be this girl but george clooney and julia roberts birthed and raised me
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