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Ocean's Twelve

Published March 24, 2010

Ocean's Twelve

Film info

  • Title Ocean's Twelve
  • Director Steven Soderbergh
  • Year 2004
  • Run time 2hrs 5m
  • Genres Crime, Thriller
  • Tagline Twelve is the new eleven

Crime comedy sequel. It's been three years since Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his crew pulled off one of the most audacious and lucrative heists in history, robbing ruthless entrepreneur Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) of every dime stored in his impenetrable Las Vegas vault. After splitting the $160 million take, each of the infamous Ocean's crew have tried to go straight, lay low and live a legitimate life. However, when someone rats them out to Benedict, going straight is no longer an option. He was his money back - with interest.

Live Blog

TimeComment
1:45Time for some new shoes… or a new girlfriend!
5:59They have a code! Water in the basement… I’ve always wanted a code for something.
11:08Is that his nail bar? I’d never imagine it that way.
16:20They’re arguing about it being called Ocean’s Eleven like the Reservoir Dogs argument about their names.
18:50How is it Brad Pitt is so delicious?
23:52Fake laughing is awesome.
26:13Bless Linus! I would put my foot in it too.
27:43I wish I was rich enough to not leave my house for ten years.
31:14“In the physical universe we occupy, it cannot be done…”
33:11Amsterdam seems to be very orange.
36:01What kind of accent is she going for there? Bit Dutch, bit English, bit Welsh.
39:03Befriending an expert on cons is a great idea.
42:37I’m confused.
50:56I wonder if the Amazing Yen ever gets up of being put in bags.
52:50The only way they get away with these films is the great cast of characters. Who else has a clue what is going on?
1:01:53Did she guess that’s what they were after or is she just glad to have something to tell him?
1:05:56A hologram? Really?
1:06:42I love that they don’t have to finish each other’s sentences.
1:10:15She steals phones, and she forges signatures. Nice cop.
1:16:36Aren’t they all being arrested before they’ve actually done anything? They were just standing in line.
1:21:28Julia Roberts looks like Julia Roberts. What are the odds?
1:22:22Now Bruce Willis as well? This gets weirder.
1:31:31When you’re watching something like this, though you always feel like they might have another plan.
1:34:32Some of the camera work on this makes me dizzy.
1:43:01That is completely impossible. He couldn’t get past those lasers, even if he practiced for three thousand years.
1:46:15Is that Daddy Warbucks?
1:53:46She was a cop, though, wasn’t she? Now she is accepted, just like that.

Thoughts

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!

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: 3 / 5

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