Ocean's Thirteen : 3 of 5
I didn't even see Ocean's Twelve (and from what I hear, I didn't miss anything), but I liked Ocean's Eleven enough to want to check out this third film, and it was pretty fun. This time the gang of suave Vegas con men go up against Al Pacino as a way to get revenge for their pal Rueben, so they do everything they can to ruin a new casino (which is created beautifully in CG approximately on top of where the actual Aladdin casino stands). It's always cool to see their plans and how they manage to rig games (going as far as infiltrating the dice manufacturer in Mexico) and their other crazy schemes (even though getting both of the giant underground drilling machines from the Chunnel seemed pretty crazy!). This is definitely a fashion movie, too - watching all the expensive suits and other designer clothes in every scene is half the fun! The soundtrack is nice and funky, very much in the style of the original (which I still listen to every now and then). No one really has to stretch in their acting, since every character is essentially an extension of what we all think these actors are really like, but that's not a negative - it's fun to root for these kind criminals and see them take down the badder guy. If you're a fan of Vegas movies or any of these actors, you'll enjoy the movie!