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Ocean's Thirteen

Ocean's Thirteen

Date: Oct 24 2007

Themes: Pop Culture, Romance

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It’s hard to find a big Hollywood film these days with no love story, and it’s hard to imagine a cast of male actors stronger than Brad Pitt, George Clooney, Matt Damon, and Al Pacino. But Ocean’s Thirteen, the second follow-up to crime thriller Ocean’s Eleven, has all those dudes and more, and none of them is romancing any female stars.

It sounds like it could be a fresh take on the Hollywood blockbuster, but Mason thinks that the movie, while fun, lacks the balance and charm of the other installments of the series.

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Mason

Mason

Devan

Devan

Mason:  I don’t know if you’re into the big, multi-star blockbuster thing, but I saw Ocean’s Thirteen a couple of weeks ago.

Devan:  Oh, Brad Pitt.

Mason:  Yeah. I just kinda was thinkin’ about it because it’s got a pretty good soundtrack. The soundtrack to all of those are really good. The guy who does it, um…no, I just don’t remember. It’s the guy who Steven Soderbergh works really closely with though. But, have you seen any of them?

Devan:  I saw the first one and I liked it.

Mason:  Yeah, the first one was really good.

Devan:  I didn’t see the other two. How did you like the newest one?

Mason:  They’re all really fun. You can tell it’s the kind of movie, like all these big actors are getting together just because they want to goof around and have a good time. And that comes through. But there’s no female characters in this one.

Devan:  Is Julia Roberts in it?

Mason:  No she’s not. And Catherine Zeta-Jones was in the second one along with Julia Roberts, but there was one female actress in the whole thing and she was a second-tier star. So it just didn’t have anything to balance the testosterone.

Devan:  There’s no love story mixed in with it?

Mason:  No. Not really.

Devan:  But isn’t that kind of cool though, don’t you think?

Mason:  That there’s no love story?

Devan:  Yeah. Doesn’t that make it kind of different that there isn’t that element?

Mason:  I mean, it certainly is different, but it didn’t feel as good for it.

 

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Discussion

Mason was reminded of Ocean’s Thirteen, which he saw a few weeks ago, because he still listens to the soundtrack. Devan is only familiar with the first movie in the series, Ocean’s Eleven, so Mason tells her a little bit about the new movie.

She’s surprised to learn that Julia Roberts isn’t in the latest installment of the series. She’s a little excited to hear that there’s no love story, but Mason says he misses the female characters.

Can you think of another big movie without a love story? Do you think it’s possible to make a good movie when all the big stars are male?

 

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Homam

Homam

Palestinian Territory, Occupied

awesome 1

06:47 PM Nov 12 2013 |

Kona

Kona

Hungary

funny and exciting movie

12:35 PM Nov 16 2009 |

rosemary_89

Saudi Arabia

hey everyone!

I LOVE THIS MOVIE!!!!

specially GOERGE CLOONEY

 

10:40 AM Apr 07 2008 |

YANKEE

YANKEE

Egypt

thank you

02:40 PM Mar 25 2008 |

YANKEE

YANKEE

Egypt

thank you

02:40 PM Mar 25 2008 |

liviane

Brazil

This movie is really good!

05:07 PM Feb 15 2008 |

abril sofia

Colombia

great story

 

02:47 PM Jan 19 2008 |

mist64

mist64

Slovenia

Good story, great actors, ..I like it.

 

06:51 AM Jan 19 2008 |

abril sofia

Colombia

The las movie sucks but if have to see to george… i'll do it over and over and over again!!

he is a master.. and I didn't enjoy the movie but george… my gosh what we can do!!

03:43 PM Dec 20 2007 |

hrushi

hrushi

India

i am also agreed

love is important in life

its a different feeling and we cant express and we cant explain what is love

its just feeling

have nice day

 

07:00 AM Nov 10 2007 |

monicalorena22

Colombia

I love this movie… and the actors too.. off course

09:51 PM Nov 07 2007 |

fredselasie

Ghana

I alos like romatic movies especially movies with men tring the heart of awoman eg. amovie like timelees,the promise

09:03 PM Oct 30 2007 |

karun

karun

Turkey

wery beatiful

11:39 AM Oct 30 2007 |

radiohead_aja

Indonesia

Ocena’s eleven,twelve are better than Ocean’s thirteen. Ocean’s Thirteen its make me bored. sory but i feell that, and sory if you dont agree with me. :)

08:38 AM Oct 30 2007 |

victor25

victor25

Moldova, Republic Of

I saw all the three sequels. The most interesting was the first one. The second one was a total let down. And the recent one is quite good, worth watching.

 Have fun folks!

05:51 AM Oct 30 2007 |

shanie

shanie

China

I just finish "shawshank's redemption ", it is really wonderfull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

02:55 AM Oct 30 2007 |

shanie

shanie

China

I just finish "shawshank's redemption ", it is really wonderfull!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

02:55 AM Oct 30 2007 |

SAM_

SAM_

Syrian Arab Republic

I think that the first one was better than the other two ,becouse u can feel what will hapen in the end ,i dont know if the idea of making the film manly is good ??

02:50 PM Oct 29 2007 |

ou dong na

ou dong na

United Kingdom

hi

 

07:11 AM Oct 29 2007 |

jennachoi

South Korea

I liked this movie, although I watched it without subtitles. However, someday I want to watch the series in a row..it must be fun.

06:23 AM Oct 29 2007 |

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