Sunday, June 17, 2007

Ocean's Thirteen... and brand-new Michelins

After lunch today, I headed on over to the Wal-Mart in Sherman for new tires. They were able to get me right in, and instead of sitting around being bored, I walked about a hundred yards to the entrance of a movie theater and treated myself to a movie -- something I have not done since I moved here. Yes, we've been to the movies a couple of times, but both times have been kid flix. I really wanted to see Ocean's Thirteen, since I adored the first two Oceans.

This one I thought was lacking some of the outrageousness and humor of the first two. The second one spanned the globe; I thought surely they'd be in some new exotic locale not touched on by the first two, but no, they were back in Vegas.

I did think it was a nice touch to bring Andy Garcia's character back in and (sort-of) work with him instead of against him... and Pacino as the new target was, well, Pacino. I was terribly excited to see Eddie Izzard come in, but I was rather disappointed that he wasn't a more major player. He is under-used, in my opinion, and is definitely so in this movie.

Bringing down yet another casino... I was entertained, and I did laugh out loud a few times, but all in all it was less brilliant by comparison to the first two.

But I'm glad I went. It was nice to enjoy a pop and a bag of popcorn and a fun flick. When the movie was over, it was POURING rain, so I waited a few minutes and it slowed down enough for me to make the trek back over to Wal-Mart to pick up the van with its spanking fresh Michelins installed and ready to roll.

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