“Ocean’s Thirteen” Card Trick Fun

Genres: Action/Adventure, Thriller, Crime/Gangster and Sequel
Running Time:
2 hrs. 2 min.
Release Date:
June 8th, 2007 (wide)
MPAA Rating:
PG-13 for brief sensuality.
Warner Bros. Pictures Distribution

Directed by: Steven Soderbergh

JJ Rating: B+

Willie Banks (Al Pacino) is mean. Then he does something mean, mean, mean and so Danny Ocean (George Clooney) wants to exact revenge and concocts a plan. Ocean’s Thirteen.

The movie isn’t anything that is awesome possum. It’s just the same cool characters that people have grown to like from the first two movies doing something a bit extra and fun. Everyone is back and that brings about the fun. Well everyone but the females. So this entire cast is male driven outside of one female who is Bank’s right hand woMAN.

I personally really like Rusty (Brad Pitt) and Virgil (Casey Affleck). They would be my two favorites. Pitt does great with his facial responses and his conversations with Clooney are great. They say phrases they don’t even have whole conversations. Affleck is just awesome and quirky. It helps that he has scenes with his onscreen brother Scott Caan because their conversations are brother like and since I have brothers I find them amusing. As a whole the cast is fantastic and to take away one would ruin the fun.

I like the entire movie. I don’t know if they could have really done much to make me like it more because I think this shows that there was one left for the Ocean’s Eleven series. Ocean’s Thirteen was it. They pulled it and now I hope they’re done. This one was the fun one. The one that did not have to dwell on much character development and just had to get right into it. There was humor and it did go through the entire movie and it was well spaced to make me snicker here and there and then HAHAHAHA at some parts.

When Ocean’s Thirteen was coming to an end everything fell into place nicely. I figured it out before it all was shown but it wasn’t that difficult and it wasn’t annoying that I did. It worked.

Ocean’s Thirteen was just another edition to the two others that were created. It’s nothing spectacular but it isn’t bland. It coincides with what was already shown and it stays within the realm of reality in which was created. It does everything correctly for the third of a trilogy but it doesn’t do anything more.

I do not own any of the other Ocean movies and I most likely will not own this one. I would love it if it was bought for me but I will not be buying it for myself. I don’t like enough to do that. Ocean’s Thirteen is a clever, smooth ride and it’s attractive like a good card trick. I believe once it starts it has to be finished. Like if it were on TV and I happen to find it I’d have to finish watching it to the end. It is one of those kinds of movies and again I still don’t like it enough to buy it. Funny haha I know.

1 comment:

Todd W in NC said...

We're almost on the same wavelength. I also gave it a B+. It is definitely fun. I thought it started out a little slow, but the last third of the movie picks up in both pace and interest. Some of the ending is slightly predictable but not so much that it takes away from the fun.

Everyone seems to compare it to Eleven, and I agree that it's not quite as good as the original.

As far as owning it on DVD, I'm not much of a DVD buyer, but I already had Eleven on DVD and bought Twelve on DVD so that I could watch both after I saw Thirteen. I wanted to compare all three. Twelve is not as bad as I remember nor as bad as most people say. For only $7.50, I don't regret the purchase.

Overall, this is a strong trilogy.

My full review is http://umberhaven.blogspot.com/2007/06/movie-review-oceans-thirteen.html

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