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10 Incredible Casts That Were Wasted On Really Awful Movies

9. Ocean's Twelve

Cast: George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Matt Damon, Bernie Mac, Julia Roberts, Casey Affleck, Catherine Zeta-Jones, Vincent Cassel, Scott Caan, Elliott Gould, Andy Garcia, Eddie Jemison, Don Cheadle, Carl Reiner, Albert Finney, Eddie Izzard, Shaobo Qin, Bruce Willis, Robbie Coltrane and Jared Harris. Is there a possibility that a cast with so much talent can be too large? Ocean's Eleven got away with it, and Steven Soderbergh's remake of the 1960 film of the same name made a hefty sum at the box office thanks to its star power and also managed to become a critical darling in the process. However, Soderbergh's sequel, with the added member to the gang, seemed to have pushed the boat out a bit too far. It's surprising that Soderbergh, one of the most respected filmmakers of our time, would downgrade to a film that is so self-referencing and pretentious in itself that it cast Julia Roberts as a character who would end up pretending to be Hollywood actress Julia Roberts in a cringe-worthy sequence that demonstrates the size of the producer's phonebook to go on to cast Bruce Willis as a much friendlier version of himself. As well as this up-itself moment in the film, it was marred by a convoluted script that contradicts itself in its twists and steps over the boundary of self-celebration to come across as being smug about the size of the talented cast. It was a sequel that wasn't necessarily needed and the sequel to this edition, which added yet another body to Danny Ocean's team, was only a minor step up in class.
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