Wednesday, August 03, 2005

Ocean's Twelve (2004)

Ocean's Twelve was one of the most interminably tiresome movies I have ever watched. I didn't even bother to finish it. (Which is really so unlike me!) I turned it off 10 minutes before the end (Thank God for that feature on DVD - to know how much more is in the movie) because whatever happened at the end held not the slightest bit of significance to me.

The only part I thought was interesting was when Julia Roberts as Tess was pretending to be Julia Roberts and Bruce Willis showed up. I also liked some of the camera techniques.

Catherine Zeta-Jones was totally unbelievable in her role as some sort of European detective. Brad Pitt and George Clooney were nice to look at, but uninteresting otherwise. The rest of the characters were uninspired and one-dimensional.

It probably doesn't help that I didn't like Ocean's Eleven either. I don't generally like books or movies where the protagonists are "bad guys". So, I am not sure why I even brought Ocean's Twelve home from the library. My library just doesn't have much in the way of DVD selection. I'm just glad I didn't waste ANY money on it. Better make sure I get it back on time, so I don't have to pay any late fees. It wouldn't be worth it.


Gini said...

It was pretty bad; but I thought the Julia Roberts thing was the worst part of the movie! I liked Catherine Z Jones ok... other than that, it was plotless and pointless. The fun part of a movie like this is seeing all the high tech gizmos, watching them do something!

Good review!

Anonymous said...

I believe "all the reviewers" pretty much agreed with you....mostly what I have read about it was the only fun thing about the movies was seeing all the "stars" inter-acting with each other. Mom

Niffercoo said...

I'll be the dissenting opinion! I loved Ocean's 11, so that already starts me at a different spot!

The thing I love about Ocean's 12 is at the very end when everything comes together and you get the flashbacks on what was really going on behind the scenes with the egg. I also was shocked that LeMark was her father! I just LOVE the style of the Ocean's movies!

I can sit over here in my corner though and say to myself... "She's a? And you? Yeah!" and also "Remember the time your mom had to come get you out of jail?"

I need to rent that again! What a great movie! LOL

LisaQuing said...

I did return it on time today. LOL

I knew you liked it, Jen. ;-)