Monday, June 4, 2007

Ocean's 11 (1960, Lewis Milestone)

So, I decided to watch the orginal film, rewatch the remake, and watch Ocean's 12 in preparation for "research" and also so that I would know what was going on in Ocean's 13.

"Eleven friends who know each other from World War II service plan to rob five of the biggest casinos in Las Vegas in one night"

First of all notice the poster right above. This is taken right out of a scene in the film. It kind of looks familiar, doesn't? It kind of looks like a scene in Reservoir Dogs, doesn't? Well, this is one of the bad sides of watching more and more movies, you start seeing more and more movies that Tarantino has ripped off. This is one of the many of films that Tarantino has "homaged" I just found this interesting.

Ocean's 11 is a heist film blah blah blah. I think we all know what the original film is about, as well as the remake is about. Danny Ocean (Sinatra) wants some money and him and his friends (the rest of the rat pack) are going to help him get it. This is the simple plot and it works perfectly. I would start to compare this film to the remake right now but I will wait to do that when I write stuff for the remake. I will just say that the film is endlessly cool, always fast and fun, and just It is amazing that the charm of Sinatra and the rest of the Rat Pack has not lost any impact at all and anyone who likes "old movies" will have a fun time with this one.

Not much more to say except that it contains one of the most annoying, but also catchy, title songs of all time. The film is nothing outstanding or amazing but it's a great way to kill 2 hours and have a fun time.

- ***1/2

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