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Another reason to feverishly anticipate Ocean's Twelve would be that the newest cast member is Eddie Izzard.

I'm still recovering from this weekend. My entire body aches. I got home from Friday's festivities at 4:00 in the morning; I got back from Saturday's debauchery at 7:00am. There are some crazy stories from this weekend, but none of them can top spending Saturday afternoon at Coney Island with 4 great friends as well as a psychotic Australian bare-knuckle boxer named Asa, who for reasons unknown invited himself along with us and would not leave. Think of Brad Pitt's character in Snatch, but without the charm. Here's an actual quote of his, when asked about his boxing career: "Fighting a man is shit. Once you've fought a 'roo, fighting a man is shit. Fucking wankers." He might have fed us a lot of bullshit, but I truly believe that he actually has punched a kangaroo. I still have a bruise from where he jabbed a mag-lite flashlight into my armpit. Good times, good times.
I don't get the whole concept behind Ocean's Twelve. What are they going to do to Andy Garcia this time? Steal his lunch money and A-Team lunchbox?

And we all know fighting a kangaroo is tough. Just ask Sylvester the Cat.
From what I understand, the concept behind Ocean's Twelve is that they're pulling major heists in Europe, and Andy Garcia is plotting revenge - and here I'm reminded of Marsellus Wallace's vendetta against Butch in Pulp Fiction - "I'm prepared to scour the the Earth for that motherfucker. If Butch goes to Indochina, I want a n----- waiting in a bowl of rice ready to pop a cap in his ass." It's too bad that the role of Andy Garcia won't be played by Ving Rhames, but what can one do.
See, I don't know about Oceans Twelve...don't get me wrong, I *loved* the first one (though not enough to see it a second time, at least not yet)...but this just stinks of unnecessary sequel to me.
See, I loved the first one - I've seen it at least 50 times (literally) - and it's the kind of movie where, even if the last 20 minutes are on HBO, I'll stop what I'm doing and watch the rest of it. Of COURSE the second one is unnecessary. What sequel (to a non-multi-part story, aka Star Wars, LOTR, Matrix, Godfather, etc.) has ever been necessary? The difference is that this will have the same cast and crew, and I can't imagine Soderbergh making a shitty movie simply to cash in on the name of the 1st one.