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Movie Review: Ocean's Twelve

Rating: Dentist Chair

OK the main point of my reviews is to try to steer you towards some overlooked movies I think you might like. But also reviews should help you avoid some over-hyped stinkers.

Rating: Dentist Chair

OK the main point of my reviews is to try to steer you towards some overlooked movies I think you might like. But also reviews should help you avoid some over-hyped stinkers.

One of the recent movies I have seen that falls in that category. Now sequels are a risky proposition anyway but sequels to movies where I wasn't particularly fond of the original have a big hole to dig themselves out of. So why would I bother with Ocean's Twelve? I like a good caper movie and I like a good action movie and this movie delivers, like the post office on Christmas.

All this movie has is a who's who Hollywood cast. That is it. No script just a cast. In some scenes you would swear the director grabbed his camera and ran into the dressing room and said "quick Brad Pitt, be Brad Pitt and Julia Roberts be Julia Roberts". In fact that has to be the low point in this movie (or almost any other) where they use the clever device of having Julia Roberts pretend to be Julia Roberts. I could see having that as a little side gag but the whole caper depends on it. What would they have done if they couldn't get Julia Roberts?

OK in general I will try not to include too many spoilers but some things really deserve spoiling. Spoiled like 4th of July cottage cheese on labor day.

I will not bother to summarize the plot (some things defy summation). But really don't you have better things to do with your life than to marvel at how Brad Pitt-like Brad Pitt is?