The second time around isnt nearly as
jaunty as the first with Oceans
Twelve, a comedown from that initial
mega-gathering of the movie gods.
George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Julia Roberts,
Matt Damon and just about everybody
else in Hollywood re-form for what feels
like a European vacation that required
occasional acting by those who signed
on. Nobody seems to have their heart in it
this time, and the results are sleepy. Its
more than three years later, and the band
of thieves has split up and gone about
their business. Danny Ocean and Tess
(Clooney and Roberts) are married, living
a humdrum life and getting all anxious
about paint shades for their modest
home. A surprise visit from Terry Benedict
(Andy Garcia), the casino mogul who was
ripped off in Oceans Eleven, ruins
their three-year anniversary plans.
Benedict demands his money back, plus
interest, and the Ocean gang immediately
gets back together for more dirty work.