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 »
Early in the film Danny is seen riding in Amtrak car 54525, presumably in Connecticut, but this type of train car is not used in Amtrak's Northeast Corridor service and is primarily seen in the Midwest. See more »
Ocean's Twelve works for me because it's self-referential; in other
words, it plants its tongue firmly in its cheek, and scatters
references through the film to the real life people/situations behind
the film. I can't tell you how without bringing down the wrath of the
IMDb spoiler police on my head, but let's say that if you enjoy
Hitchcock cameos or the humour of films such as Star Trek IV
("Computer? Computer!"), you should like this one.
It's also refreshing to see a film that treats Europe as being more
than Big Ben, the Eiffel Tower and the Colosseum. I actually watched it
in Rome, one of the locations used in the film, and not a single
ancient ruin appeared (apart from George Clooney ;->); indeed, the
opening scene of a line of cars all sounding their horns was familiar
enough to send a laugh around the Roman audience.
There were one or two plot oddities that'll probably show up in the
IMDb goofs section (Arsenal FC going from Amsterdam to Barcelona?! By
bus?!) but overall, a good night out.
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