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MOVIE REVIEW
This week's reviewed movie is:
Ocean's Thirteen

GENE

SNICK

 GORDY

Gene the Barber

Snick the Sidekick

Gordie the Barber

OCEAN'S THIRTEEN

 

The third installment of the Ocean franchise has a new fun story line -- all about revenge, not just how to steal all the loot from the big hotel casino, but how to make a super casino go broke.

I found it most entertaining how many ways and the effort to rig all the games to make them not function. That was half the fun.

The brutal plan is simple -- break the bank and put them out of business.

Fun, fun!

As the summer of threequels continues, here's a pleasant surprise.

Ocean's Thirteen is better than its sequel, but not as good as the original.

If you're going to see a movie like this, you pretty much know what you're in for -- glamorous movie stars playing thieves, pulling off an elaborate heist to the tune of "Cool," along with split-screen action to make it look even cooler.

Yes, you've seen it all before, but it's still fun.

Ocean's Thirteen is a straight revenge story where character development has been set aside in order to keep things clicking.

There are so many famous faces together in one place that it's fun to watch each character get his moment.

I liked the old-fashioned way the movie has been made and presented, and the way it intentionally raises memories of the original Rat Pack, evoking Frank Sinatra by name and song.


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