‘Twelve’ takes simple solution | PostIndependent.com

‘Twelve’ takes simple solution

I’m not much for math, especially new math, so the formula in “Ocean’s Twelve” didn’t quite add up for me; I had to ask Dan what happened at the end.Turns out I had calculated correctly. The ending didn’t take an engineer’s mind to figure out; the producers simply solved a complicated problem by plugging in the easiest solution.I didn’t see “Ocean’s Eleven,” but it didn’t matter (except for the question I had at the end that I would’ve apparently known if I’d seen the first movie). Despite the large number of characters the story reintroduced (or, for some of us, introduced), I kept track of them without effort – mostly because the star power helped me link each memorable face with the personage.The plot seems straightforward enough – the casino owner thieves wronged in “Ocean’s Eleven” returns wanting his $160 million back, plus interest. He gives the crew two weeks to pull it off, or else they die.But like most caper comedies, this one has its twists, especially when a French master thief known as Night Fox slips into the picture.The time sequences and shots of characters jump around enough to keep any viewer on her toes, but a few times I just wanted to press fast-forward; the two hours waxes a little too long – no matter how rich the star pool and how charming the dialogue.One of the most entertaining sequences involves Julia Roberts playing a special role that allows yet another big name – Bruce Willis – to enter the picture.All in all, I’d recommend jumping into “Ocean’s Twelve,” even if you haven’t gotten your feet wet with “Ocean’s Eleven.” If nothing else, the faces are handsome (and, I suppose for men, sexy), and the chemistry works to steal the audience’s attention for a couple of hours.

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User