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Movies: Ocean's Thirteen
Thursday, 2007 June 21 - 11:00 pm
The whole gang is back for another caper.

Remember when you saw "Ocean's Eleven" the first time? For me, it was a terrific surprise... the plot was so clever and intricate (glaring plot holes notwithstanding). And it was just dang fun. I watched that movie over and over and over when it came on cable.

"Ocean's Twelve" came out to mixed reviews... I thought it was equally clever, but not quite as much fun. It felt more subdued, more chastened.

So now, "Ocean's Thirteen" comes out, with quite a bit of hype. We get Al Pacino and Ellen Barkin added to the cast... Pacino as a fittingly menacing villain, and Barkin as his disappointingly weak sidekick. (By the way, I think Ellen Barkin is a beautiful woman, especially considering that she's 53, but the ultra-closeups of her face were not in the least bit flattering. And the dress that nearly pushed her breast implants up to her neck didn't help either. Oh wait, Barkin is anti-cosmetic surgery. Yeah, right.)

In this movie, we definitely got the "fun" part back, but I didn't find the caper to be quite as interesting. The story seemed linear. We didn't get the chance to solve the mystery of how they accomplished it all, which for me was the best thing about Eleven and Twelve. It would have been better if, like in the previous movies, we had seen more of the scenes out-of-sequence.

So it was a fun movie to watch, and I'll probably want to see it again when it comes on cable. But I was just expecting a little bit more.

Rating: 3.5 / 5
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