The band of professional thieves known as Ocean’s Eleven has been scattered across Europe and is now living off of the spoils of their multi-million-dollar heist of a Las Vegas casino a few years ago. Danny Ocean (George Clooney) and his wife Tess (Julia Roberts) must put off their romantic anniversary due to a sudden threat from the casino owner, Terry Benedict (Andy Garcia), who demands the return of his millions plus interest within two weeks. Let the fun begin as the 11 plus one (Catherine Zeta Jones) reunite to search the globe for a job that will satisfy Benedict’s demand and avoid certain assassination by his goons. As the days, hours and minutes tick away, the gang focuses on a heavily guarded Fabergé egg at the Hermitage museum in St. Petersburg, Russia. Ocean’s Twelve requires close attention as the intrigue, plot twists and character quirks keep viewers guessing. Also starring Brad Pitt and Matt Damon.
It was going to be quite a challenge to produce a movie just as good as or better than “Ocean’s 11”. With all the big stars cast again, plus the addition of Catherine Zeta Jones, it was quite possible. However, it just wasn’t to be. Ocean’s 12 doesn’t live up to the hype, and should go down as a sequel that maybe should’ve been left as just an idea. There were some clever ploys just as the first movie, but not nearly the same amount of energy. I felt the producers worked much too hard to trick the audience- the story was very choppy and never seemed fluent.
This film is no comparison to the first, and can’t even better “Reindeer Games” in the con movie category. This film lacked much of the comedy contained in the first, and only a few of the big stars actually had large roles. I recommend using your movie money put away for this film on something else. This movie is not Dove approved due to language. It contains four JC’s, 3 G’s, and 1 “Christ”. Other than these, the film was relatively clean. This movie should be viewed by young adults and older, but I suggest waiting for this one on DVD. Just as the first, there is a lot to comprehend, so those who get lost easily in these types of movies should also view something different.