Monday, January 22, 2007

Of course, I'll have to see Ocean's 13

Every few years, Steven Soderbergh takes a break from his cinematic experiments (which seem to receive equal amounts of love and hate) to convince a major Hollywood studio to send him and his friends on an all-expenses vacation. During that time, they kind of make a fun movie. For Ocean's 12, Soderbergh and his posse of George Clooney, Matt Damon, Don Cheadle and the rest, jetted off to Europe. The resulting film featured some lovely cinematography, as well as some subtle and not so subtle avant garde experimentation, proving it wasn't your typical Hollywood schtick. Is an Ocean's 13 really necessary? Probably not. But I'm not going to stop Soderbergh from having a good time and subverting Hollywood formats by any means necessary. Check out the trailer and decide for yourself. All original 11 crew members are back, along with Andy Garcia. No Julia Roberts or Catherine Zeta-Jones this time, but you do have Ellen Barkin and Al Pacino.

1 comment:

Allison said...

I actually really liked Ocean's 12, partially because of the backdrop, and I'll probably see this one too. However, the trailer wasn't very fulfilling. I did love the George Clooney eye roll near the end, but otherwise kinda anti-climatic.