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Yeep! Ocean of Medrocrity

September 9th, 2007 (12:23 am)

I was in the mood for some good old fashioned heist caper movies, so I arranged to borrow the Ocean's 11 trilogy off a friend this weekend. Never seen them before, but I'd heard reasonably good things about them.

Ocean's 11 was pretty good. Sharp, well acted, decent plot that moved along stylishly and reasonably paced, with dialogue that didn't stop to spell out the storyline at regular chunks. everyone had a reason for being there, and the whole thing worked beautifully.

And then came Ocean's 12. Oh, dear lord. Did they improvise this turkey as they went along? Were the stars too busy slapping themselves on the back and larking around, telling themselves how clever they were? About the only thing that amused me (indeed, made me laugh uncontrolably) was the meta-idea of Julia Roberts playing Julia Roberts. And then throwing in Bruce Willis while they were there. Andy Garcia was wasted, the whole plotline was stupid and made no sense. And Catherine Zeta Jones, although pretty, couldn't convincingly pull off her role.

I'm eyeing Ocean's 13 dubiously now. Please tell me it's closer to 11? Please?


Posted by: mymatedave (mymatedave)
Posted at: September 9th, 2007 12:06 am (UTC)

It is. Not as good, but miles better then the crap that was 12.

Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 9th, 2007 12:13 am (UTC)
Gospel Booster

Oh, thank you! Blessings upon your head.

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Posted by: Sentimental yet sardonic (booster17)
Posted at: September 10th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)

Having seen it now, I have to agree. Much, much better than 12 though not as good as 11. Now I need to catch the original 11 to complete the set. :D

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