Since Tuesday is cheap movie ticket day here in Hong Kong, I went to see Ocean’s Twelve yesterday afternoon.
Compared to the first movie, the two hour ride was a little bit bumpier, a little bit kookier, and I can’t say that I really knew where I was the whole time. While I did get in quite a few laughs, I missed the glamour and finesse of Ocean’s Eleven. As expected, there were plenty of twists and turns in the plot but none as brilliant as that of its predecessor.
The all-stars however were still as cool and charming as ever. I would’ve liked a little less Catherine Zeta Jones and more of the charismatic man-crew (especially Bernie Mac), but hey, what can you do. If only they hadn’t felt the need to superglue tabs onto everyone throughout the entire movie – catching up with everyone at the beginning was good; zooming in on people’s faces eleven times halfway through just made me dizzy.
All in all though it was a terrific way to spend an afternoon and the jokes were still being brought up and replayed well into the night. I must however end with a word of warning – if you haven’t seen the first movie, definitely do so before watching this one. It jumps right into things without flashbacks, so if the Bellagio heist doesn’t ring a bell you’ll find yourself rather confused.