Saturday, December 11, 2004

film: Ocean’s 12

Ocean’s 12 1/5

Despite the star power (George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts, Matt Damon, Katherine Zeta-Jones), this film is a convaluted mess. You simply can’t understand how the sub-plots work as part of the film.

There’s a scene that is stolen from the 1999 Zeta-Jones/ Sean Connery film, Entrapment, involving bypassing a moving light array security system.

Essentially, the film takes places over three years after the first one. Casino owner Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia) tracks down all the members and demands payment in full in two weeks, plus insurance. That’s over 190 million dollars.

There is a valuable target, a Faberge egg (one was seen in the 1983 James Bond film Octopussy),but an egotistical French jewel thief has challenged Danny Ocean to steal it first, to prove who is the best thief in the world.

Apart from a few laughs involving a Bruce Willis cameo appearance, this film is even worse than the 2001 remake of the original 1960 Ocean’s Eleven.

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