First off, I’d like to personally thank Zoe from The Sporadic Chronicles of a Beginning Blogger for inspiring me to watch all 4 “Ocean” movies. Her concise reviews made me want to revisit this series myself. If you don’t already follow her blog, I suggest you get over there right now (when u finish here 🙂 obviously) to check it out! Thanks Zoe!
“You’re analog players in a digital world. You’re done.” – Roman Nagel
Number of Times Seen – 2 (22 Apr 2008 and 4 Feb 2014)
Brief Synopsis – Ocean and his “crew” are back yet a third time to get revenge on a Casino owner who puts one of the team in the hospital.
My Take on it – Once again, Director Steven Soderbergh and George Clooney got the cast back together to make some more money on a mediocre heist sequel.
The only actor not returning here was Julia Roberts, who probably finally realized how useless these sequels are besides bringing in the cash since the entertainment value is once again weaker than in the original.
It was nice to see them returning to Vegas for the heist and it once again was one of the best characters featured in this movie.
I liked here how they cleverly reunited many of the secondary characters from the previous films giving this more of a reunion picture feel.
The story here is slightly better than Oceans 12 (2004), but still no where close to the far superior Ocean’s 11 (2001).
What we are left with tho is an entertaining and fun heist movie that is good, but not much more than that.
The additions of Al Pacino, Ellen Barkin and Eddie Izzard tries to inject some new blood into the story, but it unfortunately just isn’t enough.
Once again, I suggest that you go re-watch the first one if you want to see a very well done heist movie.
Bottom Line – Better than Ocean’s 12 (2004), but still not close to the original. Great cast returns. Fun and entertaining movie, but the magic of the original is clearly missing.
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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Not to sound redundant, but . . .
I must say, this one was a slight step up but again, nowhere near as good as Eleven…
yep. definitely better than twelve.
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