Ocean's Twelve—Warner Brothers
For those of you out there who are anticipating an even bigger party than the fun that was Ocean's Eleven, I hate to be the bearer of bad news. The beauty of the first film was that everything came together in the end, and you left feeling like you'd really been privy to geniuses at work. Everything, and I mean everything, was part of the big picture. Ocean's Twelve just makes you scratch your head. What happened to these seriously smart guys? How in the world did they end up in this situation, and where's the big heist that made the first film so much fun? But, most importantly, who thought it would be funny for Julia Roberts' character to pretend to be Julia Roberts? Has Hollywood completely lost its mind?
As disappointingly bad as the movie is, the film quality is just a touch better. The 2.40:1 anamorphic video is filmed using shaky and oddball camera angles, but the print quality is just fine. Some scenes are muted, and colors can seem a bit washed out, but details are accurate and rendered nicely. If nothing else, the movie's settings are spectacular and lovely to enjoy: Amsterdam, Lake Como, Rome, and the Italian Riviera. The Dolby Digital 5.1 soundtrack will give your system a nice workout, and the movie's pulsing score is one of the few highlights of the film. The extras package is nonexistent: no deleted scenes, no featurettes, no audio commentaries, just nothing.