Lucky 13: Luckier Than 12, Not as Lucky as 11
Mrs. Bartender and I went to see Oceans 13 on Friday night, and while not a great movie, we certainly enjoyed it. Okay, it's a bunch of cool kids figuring out how to take revenge on Willy Bank (Al Pacino in a, swear to god, understated performance) and--I'm sure this is a huge spoiler--succeeding. As opposed to Oceans 12, it doesn't try to do too much as it keeps the story fairly clean and simple story. Sure, there are some wacky twists, but the action, for the most part, stays in Vegas (with a brief and quite funny foray into Mexico), and the movie is a good time. I love the racial harmony of the team--it doesn't matter if you're white, black, Asian, or Elliott Gould--if you're cool and have skills, you can team up with Danny Ocean. The film has some plain old fun set pieces, some nifty gadgets to pull off the operation, and a very funny final scene with Clooney, Pitt, and Damon. All that plus Super Dave Osborne aka Bob Einstein aka Albert Brooks' brother.