mrschristine.com

43. Ocean's Twelve

Published March 24, 2010

Fast Facts

Title: Ocean’s Twelve Director: Steven Soderbergh Year: 2004 Run time: 2hrs

Background Info

Ah ha, my very first Film Watch sequel. I’ve seen this one before and remember not liking it as much as the first one. Perhaps it was the number of stories, or that I didn’t feel it was as well crafted, but either way, I was about to be reminded!

Live Blog

00:01:45 - Time for some new shoes… or a new girlfriend! 00:05:59 - They have a code! Water in the basement… I’ve always wanted a code for something. 00:11:08 - Is that his nail bar? I’d never imagine it that way. 00:16:20 - They’re arguing about it being called Ocean’s Eleven like the Reservoir Dogs argument about their names. 00:18:50 - How is it Brad Pitt is so delicious? 00:23:52 - Fake laughing is awesome. 00:26:13 - Bless Linus! I would put my foot in it too. 00:27:43 - I wish I was rich enough to not leave my house for ten years. 00:31:14 - “In the physical universe we occupy, it cannot be done…” 00:33:11 - Amsterdam seems to be very orange. 00:36:01 - What kind of accent is she going for there? Bit Dutch, bit English, bit Welsh. 00:39:03 - Befriending an expert on cons is a great idea. 00:42:37 - I’m confused. 00:50:56 - I wonder if the Amazing Yen ever gets up of being put in bags. 00:52:50 - The only way they get away with these films is the great cast of characters. Who else has a clue what is going on? 01:01:53 - Did she guess that’s what they were after or is she just glad to have something to tell him? 01:05:56 - A hologram? Really? 01:06:42 - I love that they don’t have to finish each other’s sentences. 01:10:15 - She steals phones, and she forges signatures. Nice cop. 01:16:36 - Aren’t they all being arrested before they’ve actually done anything? They were just standing in line. 01:21:28 - Julia Roberts looks like Julia Roberts. What are the odds? 01:22:22 - Now Bruce Willis as well? This gets weirder. 01:31:31 - When you’re watching something like this, though you always feel like they might have another plan. 01:34:32 - Some of the camera work on this makes me dizzy. 01:43:01 - That is completely impossible. He couldn’t get past those lasers, even if he practiced for three thousand years. 01:46:15 - Is that Daddy Warbucks? 01:53:46 - She was a cop, though, wasn’t she? Now she is accepted, just like that.

Conclusions

I do like the French accent, but the rest of the story leaves me a bit cold. It’s slightly too complicated, but I do approve of them bringing forward the bad guys from the first one. They’re only in it briefly, of course. Ultimately, I find this to be a pointless film, but it’s great to have the cast back together.

Rating: 35

← Previous 42. Monty Python's Life of Brian
Next → 44. 3:10 to Yuma