Sunday, January 16, 2005

Ocean's Twelve Is Only Eleven Plus One

Because I couldn't think of a better post title.

Ocean's Twelve stars everyone. Namely: Brad Pitt, Catherine Zeta-Jones, George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Andy Garcia, Casey Affleck, Scott Caan, Shaobo Qin, Bernia Mac, Don Cheadle, Matt Damon, Carl Reiner, Eddie Jemison, Elliott Gould, Vincent Cassel, Robbie Coltrane, Eddie Izzard, and Bruce Willis. That enough for ya? Directed by Steven Soderbergh.

IMDB Plot Outline:
Set three years after Ocean's 11, this sequel shows us Danny Ocean gathering up his complete gang of con artists and thieves from the first film in New York City before they all jet off to Amsterdam, Rome, and Paris to pull off three seperate heists. All the while, the boys must deal with increasing pressure from a very mad Terry Benedict, a dedicated Europol agent with a link to Rusty's past, and a mysterious French rival known as the "Night Fox." Will Ocean's crew reach their full potential and become the greatest thieves the world has ever known, or will they fall victim to Benedict's revenge? All bets are off.
This is going to be a quick review. Partly because I saw it about two weeks ago or so and partly because it's not deserving of much more. If you liked Ocean's Eleven, you'll probably like Ocean's Twelve. Nothing terribly new or exciting. Another caper, another plot, this time with another person, Catherine Zeta-Jones. It kept me awake and following but not too interested or involved. Just like the first movie, there's an "oh" moment at the end where everything is revealed, based on information you, the movie-watcher, were not provided previously. This one really just left me waiting for more. And it's no more than Ocean's Eleven so it disappointed me some. There you are.

ALAN'S MOVIE RATING: Rental-Worthy or Cable-Worthy.