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12 December 2004 @ 01:02 am
 
Ocean's Twelve was decent, and a fun watch. And Soderburgh directed the heck out of it, it looked much more like his other arthouse movies than Eleven. And all the actors had fun with their parts, and were amusing to watch. However, part of the fun of a crime flick should be the audience figuring out the caper. And this plot was less realistic than, oh, say, Reign of Fire. Seriously, larp plots make more sense. So many deus ex machinae, so many "oh, here's an entire section of the film we didn't show you." Yeesh. And while the super-acrobatic thief dude was cool, the whole laser thing just went from movie realism to comic book realism. And I mean Marvel comics science here. Yes, the acrobatics were impressive. No, the scene itself didn't make any sense. Sigh. But yes, like I said, I enjoyed the movie, but I think chaining it down to be a bit more realistic would have done wonders for them. (As would giving more of the smaller roles a little more screen time.)

(Linus's mom was funny though.)

(And I'm always pro-Eddie Izzard.)
 
 
 
keep it darksnidegrrl on December 12th, 2004 06:23 am (UTC)
This is the least spoiley spoiler ever. Damn!
PMMJ: Kareem vs. Brucecheetahmaster on December 12th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)
Oh, and in the final scene, they shoot Old Yeller.
Et Ceteraect on December 12th, 2004 06:45 am (UTC)
I prefer to think of the super-acrobat-laser scene as Vincent Cassel (yay!) spinning a line of bullshit to the Oceans.

When going into the film, I said 'If it's half as good as the first, I'll be happy.' It was 75% as good as the first, so I was pleased.
PMMJcheetahmaster on December 12th, 2004 09:38 am (UTC)
I prefer to think of the super-acrobat-laser scene as Vincent Cassel (yay!) spinning a line of bullshit to the Oceans.

In-ter-es-ting.

When going into the film, I said 'If it's half as good as the first, I'll be happy.' It was 75% as good as the first, so I was pleased.

Ehn. I did enjoy the movie, but my reservations are mighty in number.
turbogrrlturbogrrl on December 12th, 2004 05:42 pm (UTC)
dude, the laser scene was a joke. and an homage to Entrapment. Just like there was the homage to Thos Crown Affaire, and To Catch a Thief, and the Italian Job, as well as references to a whole host of heist movies. And Matt Damon sounding like Marky Mark in the Big Hit.

They had fun with the movie, and I had fun watching it. It was enjoyable- it wasn't supposed to make sense.
Jen: eddieexamorata on December 13th, 2004 08:04 am (UTC)
Yes, just hearing about the Eddie Izzard cameo sold me on seeing it. Don't know when, exactly, but yeah.