The who’s who of Hollywood have assembled once again in this sequel to the highly successful film Ocean’s Eleven. This time around the cast are equally great and extremely entertaining to watch, but the film seems to lack the same strong storyline that it predecessor carried with it.
This time around, the story takes place a few years after the Bellagio heist. A leading European thief known as The Nightfox, consumed with being the best thief in the world, derives a plan to take out Ocean and his te…m. He informs Terry Benedict, the owner of the Bellagio, that Ocean and his men are the people who robbed him year back. Benedict gives all 11 2-weeks to come up with the cash they stole from him… or they are all dead. As can be expected, after numerous misses and comedic capers, the team one’s up The Nightfox, and clears their dept to Benedict.
I expected much more from this discs Dolby Digital 5.1 then it actually produced. The surrounds were used sparingly for some of the score, but were forgotten about in regards to ambient sound and effects. The front channels produced adequate sound for dialog and the score, but the overall feel was not anything special.
The 2.35:1 anamorphic widescreen transfer presented for Ocean’s Twelve looked stellar at times, and poor at other times; the quality jumps all over the board. There is some noticeable grain in some scenes, and in mostly these same scenes the colors appear somewhat washed out. There are a number of instances where the colors are bang on, and the transfer is clean. All of this being said, the defects of this discs video presentation do not really detract from the viewing experience.
This film grossed over $125 million in the box office, yet Warner decided to include the trailer as the only extra on this disc… can anyone say re-release?
If nothing else, this discs is a fun and entertaining ride. Nothing is spectacular about it, but nothing is also done very poorly. The film does not match up to Ocean’s Eleven, but it is still work a watch. The audio and video are respectable, but the lack of extras leaves me with the impression that a Special Edition may be in the works.
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