They pulled off one of the biggest heists ever and now they have another job to complete. Ocean's Eleven, which consisted off Danny Ocean (Clooney), Rusty Ryan (Pitt) and Linus Caldwell (Damon) and others, all thought they would be able to enjoy their money, but someone has other plans. Terry Benedict (Garcia) is still fuming after losing his money and wants it back. The team now have the job of getting all the money they spent back, or risk being thrown in jail. How are they going to get it all back? By pulling off another amazing plan. Written by
Matt Damon requested, just prior to the beginning of production, that the script be revised, so that his character would have a smaller role in the story. Damon had just finished shooting The Bourne Supremacy (2004), and claimed that he was too exhausted to play a character that had such a major role in the movie. Director Steven Soderbergh denied Damon's request, claiming that he felt Damon's character was integral to the plot, and that giving Damon less screen time would diminish his character's impact on the plot. See more »
When Danny and Frank are preparing the drill for Van der Woude's safe and discover that it is already open, Rusty appears behind them and they all look at each other while the safe doors open. However, when the camera viewpoint changes to inside the safe, Frank has to open his side of the safe, and Rusty is no longer behind them. He does not reappear until after Danny presses play on the mp3 player and the camera viewpoint changes back to looking towards the safe. See more »
I can honestly say, which doesn't happen often, that I would have preferred to have just not seen this movie all together. I feel like the actors in this movie got together, realized they could do whatever they wanted and people would still come see it, and made a travesty of the first movie.
The heist is these actors taking a good movie, Ocean's 11, and using a sequel to steal about $7.50 per person in theaters. The story was a real sell-out, the characters were trying to be clever for the sake of being clever, and at the end you ask yourself "That's it?".
The majority of the movie was the actors just trying to fill up screen time. I'm sure at one time during the production they said something along the lines of "We're short a half hour! ... no worries! We'll just remove people from the plot for no reason ... and cameos ... ".
I don't want this to be a spoiler. But that's all you're going to get if you go see this movie. A spoiled version of the first.
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