Ocean's Eleven but with girls only? Why not! Led by Sandra Bullock no less, starring also Cate Blanchett, Midori Francis, Charlotte Kirk, Anne Hathaway, Rihanna, Sarah Paulson, Mindy Kaling and Helena Bonham Carter. I think that's them.
I don't recognize all of them but I do recognize a few, and it was fun to see Common have a cameo in the gala intro too. Overall though it comes across as just one more heist movie, and though it is elaborate enough I can't help feel like it just doesn't go as deep as the original movies did... maybe my memory paints a better images of them, but maybe they really did. Maybe they revealed the twist a bit too early here? Overall it also never felt like there was a very overhanging threat here. It all went smoothly... you just didn't know how smoothly until the end.
It copies some of the formula from the previous with the jazzy music, the con stage, the planning stage, and the gathering the guys (gals?) together but... even with the new sparkle and expensive stones it just didn't feel as expensive, did it? The gala did though. That was nice.
I enjoyed the movie, but as with so many other sequels these days it felt more like just a sequel than anything really new. It goes how you expect it to and then that's that. Good entertainment, no more no less.
rated 4/5: fo shizzle