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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.
Ocean's Twelve has some big ideas and attempts to one up it's predecessor, but ends up a mess. The film offers the same great cast and sharp banter between them, though I had no idea what was going on with the plot. It starts off innocuously enough, but then gets lost up it's own arse.
There's some good scenes nestled into the movie, namely the museum scene with Julia Roberts, which was a fun little joke. The ending is baffling and maybe it was just me but I had to read a plot synopsis afterwards to work out what exactly transpired over the course of the film.
It's got a likeable cast and makes good use of them in a few scenes, but the movie as a whole seems to think that it's way more important and smart than it actually is.
"I go into some place and all I can see are the angles."
The story is DePalma-level nonsense, the fonts are horrific, the stakes are low, it doesn't fulfill nearly any of its obligations as a sequel, and it's all a cartoon. Great
One of the all-time underrated films. It's an exuberant cartoon, rich with comic detail. That cartoon status allows it to genre-hop with ease, creating a mosaic united by one common detail: the mining of a very, very particular area of meta-humor.
No, it's not OCEAN'S ELEVEN PART TWO. But I already saw OCEAN'S ELEVEN. I don't need to see OCEAN'S EVELEN PART TWO. Now, OCEAN'S TWELVE... that's something new.
"Ocean's Twelve" retains the great chemistry, likeable characters, and humor from the first, but it lacks in story. The narrative structure is very uneven, the screenplay is weak, and the end twist is a bit of a cop out in my opinion. Overall, "Ocean's Twelve" isn't terrible, but it's no where near as good as it's predecessor.
I will cry laugh at the bruce willis scene every time
I genuinely like the prologue and the premise setting with director Soderbergh casually presented, with simple fonts and non-flashy camera work or editing, a stark contrast with the first film.
I really could see Danny's boys sitting around all day discussing how they spent their loot but somehow the interactions between the characters were sort of sacrificed for the general plot which involved more of Tess (played by Julia Roberts) and new characters like Lahiri and Night Fox.
That said I thought Catherine Zeta-Jones and Vincent Cassel definitely were delightful additions to the series and even cameos seem gratified to be featured as all the Hollywood stars seems to have a lot of fun filming this.
Not good. Nope, not good.
Not as great as the first, but still ok
"On board were the twelve, the so-called movie gods of our legends... way down, below the Ocean, where I wanna to be, she may be!" Forget Donovan's ocean, because Danny Ocean's crew are back and bigger than ever, which isn't to say that you should get too excited, because the crew is only up one more member, and that member is Erin Brockovich. Hey, as she said over, and over, and over, and over again in her Steven Soderbergh film, she's got three kids to feed, and the dirty truth is that the big money is in crime. All kidding aside, this film should be titled "Ocean's Interchanging Twelve", because there are so many people in and out of the…
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