Sunday, December 19, 2004

Ocean's 12

The all-star cast from 2001's Ocean's Eleven reunited this December to bring us Ocean's Twelve. Ocean's Eleven is a remake of the Rat Pack classic from 1960, but Ocean's Twelve has an original story line. Under penalty of death, Danny Ocean (George Clooney) must repay the owner of the Bellagio all the money he stole during the first heist plus interest. The only way to do that -- steal it, of course. So, Ocean reuinites the gang, and the story unfolds from there.

One of the best aspects of both of these films is the cast which features, among others, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon and Don Cheadle. Julia Roberts is also in both movies. Katherine Zeta Jones joins the cast for Ocean's Twelve and plays a sexy and suave, European detective. There is also a notable cameo by one of the Banshee's favorite leading men, but I won't give that away.

Ocean's Twelve is well-written and unpredictable. The action moves along quickly and is bolstered by witty and sardonic dialogue. Overall, this is a highly entertaining film that is well worth the cost of admission.