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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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討論

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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butterfllyy

Turkey

ı learn many words from the film its great

11:59 PM Oct 28 2007 |

timafon

timafon

Russian Federation

I think that there are another kind of films: some need of love story some needn't.

11:35 PM Oct 27 2007 |

binary

binary

China

what about this ,why englishbaby sends me email says that someone reply.

10:18 PM Oct 27 2007 |

hqw111999

hqw111999

China

the love story is important for a movie but not necessary.of course a little love story will  incrase attraction about a movie.and i think the most important is originality.if you watch a movie with a similar gut.onbody will like it

03:55 PM Oct 27 2007 |

hrushi

hrushi

India

hi

 

04:42 AM Oct 27 2007 |

wangjinhua

wangjinhua

Macao

yes ,i like stories with love.

03:50 AM Oct 27 2007 |

Greentree

China

I can't agree you more , a person without dream is really lamentable . And love story always make us dreamfor  romantic love ,a white prince of your own ,a happy life ,someting like this .

02:06 AM Oct 27 2007 |

zaeema

United Arab Emirates

I like to see action movies but some love in it make it interestingSmile.

 

06:15 PM Oct 26 2007 |

Darlene

Darlene

China

I watched three/all of the Ocean’s series….well, the first one was really really chill, but as it goes on, you kinda feel the cast, the plot…everything is much too plastic

05:32 PM Oct 26 2007 |

Candy hui

China

it is special that it doesn't add love element. I like this kind of movies,including love stories.

01:46 PM Oct 26 2007 |

NADHIYA

NADHIYA

Benin

It' s very important to dream nowaday! and love story help us to do it

09:09 AM Oct 26 2007 |

candyzhao

China

I love Brad Pitt and his movie, especially i like the movie TROY best.

06:36 AM Oct 26 2007 |

fercho_84

Ecuador

it is a great film because it has action, fun,  and    has the best actors of hollywood. i will hope that make other part of the movie

05:50 PM Oct 25 2007 |

alif

India

Well, I did not saw the movie.so I have no any idea for this matter

01:39 PM Oct 25 2007 |

explorer143

Pakistan

i have never seen male story film in my life..

09:18 AM Oct 25 2007 |

Monday

Monday

China

love story ,,theme song ,good movie lies on itself

08:13 AM Oct 25 2007 |

yang yang xu

China

1. In my opinion, I don't agree that if there is no main female character in the movie, there is no love in story. For example, "Brokeback Mountain" is a movie which are two main male characters.

2. I'm not gambler, but I like watching these kinds of movies. It's very exciting. You must watch those movies with a high-speed beat heart. Meanwhile, I admire these handsome men. They look perfect, and I think they must have a lot of fans always be with them.

03:01 AM Oct 25 2007 |

spoiled2

Chile

they speak so fast….................

12:36 AM Oct 25 2007 |

tottiahmed

tottiahmed

Qatar

It will be different if there was no love story.Therefore, they will focus more on the thrill and action, which is good thing. We get bored of stupid love stories

03:33 PM Oct 24 2007 |

lost soul

lost soul

United States

i love brad bit

03:20 PM Oct 24 2007 |

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