Wednesday, June 28, 2006

"Ocean's Twelve" review

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

Directed by Steven Soderbergh
Writing credits George Clayton Johnson Jack Golden Russell

Brad Pitt.... Rusty Ryan
Catherine Zeta-Jones.... Isabel Lahiri
George Clooney.... Danny Ocean
Julia Roberts.... Tess Ocean

What a lineup. You've got George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Julia Roberts, and Catherine Zeta Jones in a Steven Soderbergh film. Oh man. It's got to be good. The A-list went to Europe and made a home movie. See all your favorite movie stars do absolutely nothing. See them goof off in Europe under the pretense of making a movie. Better yet, don't see this one.

"Ocean's Twelve" is a sorry sequel to "Ocean's Eleven". This one is more of a celebrity love fest than an actual movie. I can think of one crucial element that was missing from this movie. Oh, I don't know. How about a heist to go with your heist movie? Oh yeah. They must have forgotten about that. It just wasn't that important when you have so many movie stars wandering around the screen. It's enough just to film their presence.

Well, actually it isn't. So Clooney and friends have to pay back Andy Garcia for all the money they stole in the first flick. The gang head to Europe to plan some heists. They plan and plan but Europe is just not as much fun to steal from as Vegas. Their hearts weren't into it so they just fumbled around Italy and had some laughs. "Ocean's Twelve" is not "Ocean's Eleven".

While the first flick was an enjoyable heist movie, this sequel is a shameless, lame brained dud. They paraded their movie stars in front of the camera in the hopes that something interesting would happen. No such luck.

Skip this turkey.

SCORE: 1 out of 4 wasted celebrities

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