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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…
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.
Light and breezy, but doesn't really make a lot of sense and the ending is kinda awful. The Julia Roberts meta-joke kills, though.
This was the first time I watched it and wasn't heavily bothered by the Julia Roberts angle. Enjoyable little flick. Smartly does something other than repeat the first film.
Definitely not on the same level as the first, but still effortlessly entertaining.
This Ocean's movie drowned me with its big stars. Even if it was just a lake plot wise.
Rusty: Look, it's not in my nature to be mysterious. But I can't talk about it and I can't talk about why.
Soderbergh threw out the rule book and adapted his own stylings through the lens of European art cinema in possibly the most misunderstood (and metatextual affluent) sequel ever? This is like the most Diego movie ever.
P.S. Supposedly the laser sequence with The Night Fox is the favorite thing Soderbergh has ever done. It's easy to see why.
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